ACT Research

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January 22, 2016

2015 A Banner Year for Trailer Shipments

Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.

January 20, 2016

Class 8 Sleeper Orders Soared in 2015

The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

January 6, 2016

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in December

Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

December 23, 2015

Used Market Falters in November, Flat for the Year

Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in November, decreasing 23% from the previous month but gaining slightly for the year.

December 22, 2015

November Trailer Orders See Solid Gains

Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.

December 21, 2015

Medium Duty Positioned for 'Modest Growth' in 2016

Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.

December 15, 2015

Commentary: A New View of Truck Repair

While truck dealers and other service providers may not be able to do anything to fix the driver shortage, they can play a big role in helping keep trucks on the road longer, which can reduce the need for additional drivers.

December 4, 2015

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

November 30, 2015

Monthly Used Truck Market Mixed; Stable for the Year

Used Class 8 truck sales were mixed in October with volumes shrinking 3% from the previous month, per the latest report from ACT Research.

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.

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