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April 25, 2018

Fleets Continue to Invest in Trailers; March Orders Top 30K

Trailer orders topped 30,000 in March, besting an earlier estimate of 29,500 orders, showing that fleets are still investing in new equipment, according to ACT Research.

April 20, 2018

First Quarter 2018 Truck Orders Hit 12-Year High

Truck orders in the first quarter of 2018 hit the second highest mark in history and mark the best period for orders since 2006, according to ACT Research.

April 3, 2018

Combined Truck Orders to Exceed 70,000 Units in March

Preliminary data on heavy and medium duty commercial truck orders shows that the industry has surpassed 70,000 units in March, according to ACT Research.

March 5, 2018

February Truck Orders Exceed Expectations

Class 8 truck orders have surpassed expectations in February, at 40,200 units for the month, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

February 26, 2018

Freight Demand Drives Trailer Order Increase

The final numbers for January trailer orders have come in, showing a strong start to 2018 for the trailer industry as fleets try to meet increased freight demand, according to ACT Research.

February 23, 2018

Medium-Duty Orders Break Out in January

Orders of medium-duty vehicles surged in January and reached their highest level since the middle of 2006, according to ACT Research. Class 5 to 7 orders increased 39% during the month compared to January of 2017.

February 16, 2018

Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

February 5, 2018

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

January 18, 2018

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

January 4, 2018

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.

December 21, 2017

Used Class 8 Sales Decline in November

Following a surge in October, same-dealer used Class 8 truck sales dropped 17% in November and prices fell by 3%.

December 5, 2017

Refuse Trucks Driving Up Natural Gas Fuel Use

An increase in heavy-duty natural gas use is being driven by the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volumes, according to ACT Research.

November 30, 2017

ACT to Study Potential of Electric Truck Market

ACT Research has announced that it is developing a multi-client study, examining the market potential in the U.S. and Canada for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles through 2035.

November 29, 2017

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Hit Best Mark of 2017

Class 8 same dealer used truck volumes continued to climb in October, with the best month of 2017 so far, according to ACT Research.

November 3, 2017

Medium-Duty Orders Cool in October

Orders of classes 5-7 vehicles fell 1.5% to 19,500 units in October compared to a year ago, as the medium-duty truck market has remained steady since the fourth quarter of 2015 with about 20,000 units per month, according to ACT Research.

November 2, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Surged in October

Class 8 truck orders in October surged significantly from the previous month as the Fall ordering push began, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

October 27, 2017

Used Heavy-Duty Truck Sales on the Rise

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes rose by two dozen units in September, according to a report on the used commercial vehicle market from ACT Research.

October 27, 2017

Class 8 Natural Gas Sales Flat So far this Year

The sales of Class 8, natural gas-powered trucks were flat through August year-to-date in the U.S. and Canada, according to ACT Research.

October 18, 2017

Strong Production Reduces Class 8 Backlogs

Strong Class 8 production in the Month of September has impacted the backlog and build rate, according to an ACT Research report.

October 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

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