ACT Research

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May 19, 2016

More of the Same as Class 8 Orders Decline

ACT Research characterized truck orders in April as "more of the same," as Class 8 orders fell 16% from the previous month and 39% compared to last year.

May 18, 2016

Fleets Use Profits to Boost April Trailer Orders

Trailer orders increased in the month of April, gaining 15% over the previous month thanks to the dry van and refrigerated trailer markets.

May 13, 2016

ACT: Class 8 Supply Still Running High

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.

May 4, 2016

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

April 15, 2016

Class 8 Natural-Gas Truck Sales Bump Up

Retail sales of U.S. and Canadian natural-gas powered Class 8 trucks improved modestly in February after getting off to a slow start in 2016, says ACT Research.

April 14, 2016

“Inventory Overhang” Helping Sustain Rise in Class 8 Truck Supply

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than the demand for those trucks, according to ACT Research Co.’s most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.

April 5, 2016

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

March 23, 2016

Used Truck Sales Rebound in February

Used Class 8 Truck volumes rebounded nicely in February following a disappointing month of sales in January, reports ACT Research.

March 22, 2016

Class 8 Truck Market Flat, Medium-Duty Poised for Steady Growth

Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.

March 3, 2016

Class 8 Truck Demand Still Slow for February

Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

February 24, 2016

Weak Used Class 8 Demand Drives Up Inventory

ACT Research said the Used Class 8 truck market was mixed in January with a significant decrease in sales coupled with falling mileage, increasing average age and flat pricing.

February 3, 2016

January Sees Lackluster Class 8 Truck Orders

January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.

January 22, 2016

Fuel Price Drop Causes Natural Gas Truck Sales to Slip

With falling fuel prices, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales had a slower 2015 compared to the previous year.

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.

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