June 24, 2013 - Industry News
New trailer orders of 15,660 trailers fell 30% month over month but the result was mostly due a comparison to a very strong April.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
Both FTR Associates and ACT Research have reported preliminary data for May Class 8 truck net orders that were essentially flat.
Tags: Class 8, FTR Associates, ACT Research
May 28, 2013 - Industry News
After suffering a weak March, net trailer orders jumped 29% month over month in April, stronger than predicted by seasonality. However, year to date, net orders lag by 10% compared to 2012.
The used truck market was unable to book a third month of sequential improvement in April, due to a 33%+ contraction in the auction segment of the market. The retail and wholesale segments rose 2% and 19%, respectively, month over month.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
May 21, 2013 - Industry News
ACT Research said Class 8 vehicle orders in April stayed above 20,000 units for a seventh consecutive month. This total is the second highest volume of orders in 16 months, ACT stated.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Sales
May 3, 2013 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders for April are expected to come in between about 23,000 and 23,300, which is higher than last year and marks the fifth month in a row orders have been above 20,000, according to two leading trucking number-crunchers.
Tags: Truck Sales, FTR Associates, ACT Research
April 26, 2013 - Industry News
The used truck market enjoyed a second consecutive month of improved volumes in March as the auction market roared back to life in March, growing 126% giving the overall market a 4% boost month over month.
Tags: Auction, ACT Research, Used Truck, Dealers
April 22, 2013 - Industry News
Class 8 orders rose above 20,000 units for a sixth consecutive month in March, but fell sequentially for the first time since November, says ACT Research. However, cancellations fell to their lowest levels since Q3’10 for the second time in the past three months.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, ACT Research
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for March show Class 8 truck orders dropped slightly from February, but analysts are not concerned by when they see as a temporary dip.
Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 8
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
Three separate new reports paint a picture of healthy new heavy truck sales and an improving used-truck market, but a market for trailers that is still relatively weak.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Sales, ACT Research
March 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two separate reports show orders for new commercial trucks in North America were good through the first two months of the year.
Tags: Class 8, FTR Associates, ACT Research, Truck Sales
February 25, 2013 - Industry News
The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-over-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog.
January 28, 2013 - Industry News
The wholesale used market was the only segment to grow from 2011 to 2012, up 3%. The auction and retail markets both fell 11%.
Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Used Trucks
Following a modest pullback in November, the trailer industry closed 2012 on a strong note: December saw new orders rise to a multi-year high, while cancellation activity remained at modest levels.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research
January 22, 2013 - Industry News
Medium duty demand ended 2012 on a strong note.
Tags: Industry, ACT Research, Medium-Duty Trucks
January 3, 2013 - Industry News
North America heavy-duty Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012.
Tags: Industry, ACT Research
December 26, 2012 - Industry News
China's GDP decelerated to 7.4% in Q3, the slowest pace 2009, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China's State Information Center.
The report includes an overview of the China's economy and a review and forecast of the country's heavy- and medium-duty truck and bus markets, as well as analysis of OEM market shares within China
Tags: ACT Research
December 5, 2012 - Industry News
November truck orders dropped from October's unexpectedly high level, and are expected to be around 20,000 units for Class 8 when final numbers come in
Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
November 28, 2012 - Industry News
After a brief hiatus in September, the used truck market appears to moving in the right direction, as Class 8 unit sales improved 6% month-over-month
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