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June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Down, Prices Flat

Used Class 8 truck sales in May fell 11% compared with the previous month, to 2,496 units, according to the latest report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Order Outlook Somber as May Sees Decline

Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Early Numbers Show Weak May for Truck Orders

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Class 8 truck orders hit their lowest monthly level since late 2013 with around 20,000 units ordered while medium-duty orders rebounded.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

May 22, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Hit 17-Month Low

Net orders for Class 8 trucks fell to just over 22,400 units in April, the lowest amount since November 2013, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders

May 21, 2015 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Flat in April

The total reported volume of Class 8 truck sales in April remained nearly unchanged month to month but were up 1% to 2,806 units, according the latest report by ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

May 4, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Drop 11% in April

Photo: Evan Lockridge

April Class 8 truck orders were down compared to March as well as to the previous year, according to preliminary data, but the drop was not unexpected.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR, ACT Research

April 28, 2015 - Industry News

Vieth: Private Fleets Sitting Pretty

As ACT Research's Kenny Vieth sees it, private fleets in this economy are clearly in scoring position.

At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.

Tags: National Private Truck Council, ACT Research, NPTC, Freight, Economy, Private Fleets, Information Technology

April 24, 2015 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Jump 14 Percent in March

March used Class 8 truck sales jumped 14% over February to 2,770 units for the month according to the latest report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom

Love's opened a fast-fill CNG station in Willis, Texas. Photo courtesy Love's.

Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Orders Down, Medium-Duty Up

Photo: Isuzu Truck

Class 8 truck orders were weak in March, with just over 24,600 units ordered due to a seven-month backlog of unbuilt orders from last year. Medium-duty orders were up thanks to strong truck and bus segments.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Orders, ACT Research

April 3, 2015 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Truck Orders Up 14.5 Percent

Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Robust Despite Hitting 5-Month Low

February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 12% in January

Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Order Backlog Near 20-Year Highs

ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders

February 23, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Show Continued Strength in January

Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Strong But Fall Below December Numbers

Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Shortage in Desirable Used Trucks Drives Up Prices

While demand for used trucks is high, the supply is not keeping up, causing a decline in used truck sales from traditional retailers, but an increase in sales overall.

Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, Used Truck Sales

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders up More Than 40 Percent Year over Year

Photo: Jim Park

Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

January 7, 2015 - Industry News

Class 5-8 Orders Averaged 50,000 per Month Last Year

Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in December, as 65,700 total heavy- and medium-duty trucks were ordered, according to the latest projections from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Demand For Class 8 Trucks Strong in November

ACT Research found that demand for Class 8 trucks remained high in November with 40,925 units ordered. It was the fifth best month since the research company began collecting data in the 1980s.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, HOS, Truck Orders

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Continue Hot Streak in November

Over 36,000 trailers were ordered in November, representing the 4th most orders of all time, according to ACT Research. Trailer orders were up 43% over last year.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

November Class 5-7 Orders Fall Sharply

Photo courtesy of Navistar.

Net orders for Class 5-7 trucks in November fell 4 percent compared to October net orders, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Orders Remain Strong in November

Commercial truck orders remained strong in North America in November, according to reports from two leading industry research firms, with Class 8 orders racking up the fifth-best month of all time.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Flat in October

Photo: Jim Park

Sales of used Class 8 trucks were essentially flat in October, rising by only 1% over the previous month according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

November 26, 2014 - Industry News

Used Class 6-7 Sales Slide After Mileage Spike

Photo of Coors Light beverage truck using a Freightliner M2 chassis.

An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.

Tags: Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Truck Sales, ACT Research

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