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October 24, 2014

Trailer Orders 'Continue to Amaze'

New trailer orders for September were up 81% over the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from ACT Research Co.

October 3, 2014

Healthy Demand Overall for Trucks in September

Demand for commercial vehicle sales in September was up 21% from a year ago according to the latest report from ACT Research.

September 30, 2014

Used Class 8 Sales Slow Down in August

Sales for used Class 8 trucks fell by 10% in August compared with the previous month and 6% compared to last year according to a report by ACT Research.

September 17, 2014

Natural Gas Adoption Increases Slowly, ACT Reports

ACT Research published a new report that shows natural gas adoption in the heavy-duty truck market has grown, but at a slower rate than predicted.

September 4, 2014

Class 8 Orders Stay Strong in August

Preliminary numbers show that orders for Class 8 trucks were strong in August, according to reports from American Commercial Transportation Research and FTR Transportation Intelligence.

August 27, 2014

Trailer Net Orders Post Healthy July

Trailer orders fell month-over-month in July, but were up 37% compared to a year ago, according to fictures from ACT Research.

August 26, 2014

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 2% in July

Sales of used Class 8 trucks sold in July were 2% better than the month before, as selling prices remained high.

August 21, 2014

July Orders Strong For Heavy- And Medium-Duty Trucks

Orders for heavy and medium duty trucks were on the rise for the second month in a row in July, according to ACT Research's latest State of The Industry report.

August 5, 2014

Class 8 Orders Hit Second-Best July Ever

Near-record-setting Class 8 truck orders of nearly 30,000 in July mean the industry is on track to potentially reach 325,000 Class 8 trucks this year, according to preliminary figures from two industry research groups.

July 28, 2014

Used-Truck Sales Up in June

Class 8 used-truck sales were up in June compared to May and compared to last year, according to ACT Research's latest used-truck report.

July 24, 2014

Trailer Net Orders Up 45% for First Half of 2014

Net orders for trailers are up 45% for the first half of the year, despite June net orders dropping slightly from May, reports ACT Research. June orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year, led by a surge in liquid and bulk tank trailer orders.

July 21, 2014

June Class 8 Orders Surprisingly High

Orders for Class 8 trucks in June were surprisingly high at 26,729 units after a solid May, according to new figures released by commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.

July 7, 2014

Class 8 Truck Orders Leap in June to Best Level Since 2005

The freight transportation forecasting firm FTR has released preliminary data showing June 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 26,255 units, an impressive 41% year-over-year increase and the best June since 2005.

June 26, 2014

Used Big Rig Sales Decline in May

The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in May dropped 12% below April’s volume, according to the latest release of the "State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks," from commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.

June 24, 2014

May Trailer Orders Up 52% from a Year Ago

The trailer industry booked 22,300 net orders in the U.S. during May, according to new figures published by the commercial vehicle research company ACT Research.

June 20, 2014

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in May

Class 8 orders rebounded in May after falling below expectations in April, according to new figures released by ACT Research.

June 16, 2014

ACT Research Publishes Trailer Market White Paper

The more than 70-page paper and a supporting index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and other markets to include Australia and South Africa.

June 11, 2014

Former Eaton Chief Economist Joins ACT Research

Americas Commercial Transportation Research announced Jim Meil has joined the firm in the position of principal, industry analysis.

June 4, 2014

May Orders Cool for Classes 5-7, Class 8 Still Strong

May's preliminary net order figures for Class 8 are the strongest since February, while Class 5-7 net orders slumped 27% compared to a very strong month in April.

May 27, 2014

Class 8 April Sales Post Best Performance in Six Months

Retail sales for Classes 5 through 8 in North American posted solid gains in April according to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research.

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