September 23, 2013 - Industry News
Every trailer category posted month-over-month order gains in August, according to the most recent update on industry performance reported in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
As expected from the preliminary report, August was a good month for Classes 5-8 orders. However, the absence of sustained economic strength remains a limitation for Class 8 demand, and build expectations have been sharply curtailed over the past two months.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research
September 6, 2013 - Industry News
August saw Class 8 orders rise to their highest level in three months with a preliminary reading of 19,500 units (+20%y/y). The August seasonal factor is the third lowest in 2013. When applied, August’s seasonally adjusted Class 8 order total rises to 22,000 units. The August SA reading represents the third best order month in the past 20.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
August 27, 2013 - Industry News
Volumes for used Class 8 trucks sold in July recovered from the steep decline they experienced in June. All three market segments, auction, retail and wholesale, contributed to the sequential gain, with the total market improving 4% month-over-month.
Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
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 19, 2013 - Industry News
The third quarter is historically the weakest order period of the year and July is the weakest month. July Class 8 orders fell to just under 17,600 units, down 7% month-over-month, but up 36% compared to year-ago July.
Tags: ACT Research, Commercial Vehicle Orders
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 24, 2013 - Industry News
Nearly 15,400 net trailer orders were received in June, up 7% from May. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
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
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
In typical seasonal fashion, North America Class 8 orders fell in June, with the preliminary count coming in at 18,900 units. Compared to the same month last year, Class 8 net orders were 13% stronger.
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 24, 2013 - Industry News
Net trailer orders for March were down 6% month-over-month and 12% year-over-year. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
“Although orders are down, the orders being placed appear genuine, as cancellation activity has been negligible for most trailer categories,” said Frank Maly, director-CV Transportation with ACT Research.
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.
February 20, 2013 - Industry News
Class 8 orders rose for a second consecutive month and remained above 20,000 units for a fourth consecutive month in January. Medium duty orders totaled nearly 14,000 units.
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