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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.

September 19, 2017

Electric Vehicle Interest Accelerated in Third Quarter, ACT Says

Several high-profile electric vehicle concepts have been introduced the third quarter of 2017, indicating increasing interest from the trucking industry, according to a report from ACT Research.

September 6, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Maintain Momentum

Class 8 truck orders continued to climb steadily in August, while medium-duty truck orders have stagnated a little, according to preliminary numbers from transportation analysts FTR and ACT Research.

August 20, 2017

Class 8 Truck Production Increased in July

North American Class 8 and medium-duty vehicle production increased in the month of July, boosted by strong order numbers, according to a report from ACT Research.

August 16, 2017

Trailer Orders Decline But Meet Expectations

The final trailer order numbers for the month of July have been released by transportation industry analysts FTR and ACT Research, showing a steep decline from the previous month, but an increase overall compared to last year.

August 14, 2017

Truck Fuel Calculator Compares Diesel to the Alternatives

ACT Research’s Truck Fuel Calculator now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive train options to help fleets compare and determine the best fit for the application.

August 3, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in July

Class 8 truck orders are expected to increase in July compared to the previous month and previous year, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

July 26, 2017

Trailer Production up Through June

Total trailer production was more than 27,000 units in June, and it has increased month over month and year over year, according to an ACT Research report.

July 7, 2017

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

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