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October 1, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Regulations, ACT Research, Truck Orders

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Economist Shares Positive Outlook at ACT Research Seminar

Tuesday attendees at ACT Research seminar. Photo: ACT

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.”

Tags: Economy, ACT Research

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

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.

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

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

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.

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

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Wholesale Market, Retail Sales, ACT Research, Auctions, Used Truck Sales

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

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.

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

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

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.

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

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Slow in June, As Expected

Photo by Evan Lockridge

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.

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

July 3, 2015 - Industry News

Class 5-7 Orders Fall 3 Percent in June

Net orders of Class 5-7 vehicles fell 3 percent in June due to a "large hiccup" in truck ordering, according to ACT Research's president.

Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Trends, Truck Orders

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

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