December 19, 2013 - Industry News
After a high-side surprise in October, Class 8 orders provided some low-side disappointment in November. For the month, new and net orders were 22,231 and 21,255 units, respectively.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
November North American Class 5 through 7 net truck orders are expected to total 18,000 while Class 8 orders are expected at 21,200 units, when actual data are released mid-month, according to commercial vehicle data analysts at ACT Research.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders
November 20, 2013 - Industry News
As expected from the preliminary report, Classes 5-8 orders were strong in October. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Sales
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
FTR and ACT Research released preliminary data showing October Class 8 net orders were up for October. FTR reported that Class 8 preliminary orders rose 39% from September to 25,960 units.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
September was the second straight month where trailer industry net orders were above the 240k rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. Despite that strength, industry backlogs continue to be thin.
Tags: ACT Research, Trailers
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
Used truck dealers continue to characterize business as “good” or even better than expected, although maybe not quite as strong as they had hoped, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
September is typically the second weakest order month of the year for Class 8, so modest activity was expected, reports ACT Research. Class 8 net orders were 19,018 units, and there also was a spike in cancellations.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, ACT Research
October 20, 2013 - Industry News
The economy and freight continues to chug along in an "OK" mode, while stagnant capacity and new and pending regulations put the industry "on the cusp of a capacity crunch" if the economy speeds up, according to a panel of economic and industry experts at the American Trucking Associations' annual convention Sunday.
Tags: Economy, ATA, ACT Research, Truck Tonnage, ATA2013
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
Even with the appropriate seasonal perspective, trailer order volume was below expectations in July. July net orders of 12,739 units were down 17% month-over-month.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research
August 2, 2013 - Industry News
As expected, North American Class 8 net orders were lower in July, with the preliminary count coming in at 17,600 units. Compared to the same month last year, Class 8 net orders were 36% stronger.
Tags: ACT Research
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
Although commercial vehicle orders slipped month over month in June, there was still good news to be had, with heavy-duty retail sales at a nine-month high when seasonally adjusted.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Dealers
June 25, 2013 - Industry News
Volumes for used Class 8 trucks slipped slightly in May due to the retail market slowing 4% month over month.
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.
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.
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
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