ACT Research

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November 25, 2015

Trailer Orders Still Solid Despite Ups and Downs

There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.

November 18, 2015

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

November 13, 2015

ACT Research: October Volumes Reflect Freight Softening

A report on Class 8 freight volumes issued by ACT Research dovetails with other analysis released this week that signals motor carriers are starting to feel the effect of a slowdown in both import/export activity and in domestic manufacturing levels.

November 3, 2015

Truck Orders Expected to Fall Below Last Year's Levels

Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.

October 28, 2015

Trailers Orders See Early Fall Surge

Net trailer orders in September rose nearly 47% over the previous month, hitting almost 36,000 units, according to a report by ACT Research.

October 26, 2015

Used Class 8 Market Still Experiencing Summer Slowdown

The used Class 8 truck market showed mixed results in September with same-dealer sales inching closer to the six-month volume average, according to a recent ACT Research report.

October 21, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Move Toward More Sustainable Pace

There were 19,400 Class 8 truck orders booked in September, slightly down from August but coming closer to a “more sustainable pace," according to ACT Research.

October 15, 2015

What Happens to Trucking When Interest Rates (Finally) Rise?

One day the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates – perhaps as early as this fall. But what will this mean for trucking?

October 12, 2015

Trailer Component Supplier Optimistic for the Future

The last few years have been good for suppliers and as new technologies have driven up the value of components.

October 5, 2015

Rail Freight Weakens But Intermodal Grows

While a lot of rail freight is not growing, rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.

October 1, 2015

Truck Demand May Be Slower Through 2016

After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.

September 29, 2015

Economist Shares Positive Outlook at ACT Research Seminar

At least one economist is feeling good about the U.S. economy. Speaking at the 53rd ACT Research seminar Tuesday, Augustine Faucher, senior economist for PNC Financial Services Group, told the audience that the market “continues to look good for U.S. produced goods.”

September 25, 2015

Used Class 8 Market Slips But Remains Strong

Used Class 8 volumes in August fell slightly from July but gained compared with last year’s numbers, according to the latest report from ACT Research.

September 18, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Subdued by Soft Economy

There were 20,200 Class 8 truck orders in August, beating projections from earlier in the month but well below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.

September 3, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Near 2-Year Lows in August

Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.

August 25, 2015

Monthly Used Class 8 Truck Orders Remain Flat

Gains on the retail side of the used truck market were offset by decreases in the auction and wholesale markets.

August 19, 2015

Class 8 Orders Beat Expectations, Class 6-7 Up, ACT Says

Even without a press-release-worthy, 9,000-unit multi-year order, heavy truck sales were still higher than analysts anticipated.

August 5, 2015

Class 8 Order Increase Parallels Confidence in Trucking

Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.

July 27, 2015

Used Truck Sales Up 6%

The number of used Class 8 trucks sold rose by 6% to 2,643 units in June, according to a report from ACT Research.

July 20, 2015

Truck Orders Slow in June, As Expected

Orders for heavy-duty vehicles in June were slightly off May's pace, while a factory move helped drive medium-duty truck orders down during the month.



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