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According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an accelerating pullback in build rates, as freight market conditions remain at a low ebb. While... Read Story
November 13, 2019, 06:59 AM


ACT Research released the November installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.The ACT Freight Forecast provides three-year forecasts for volumes and... Read Story
November 12, 2019, 07:01 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 22,100 units in October, up 74 percent from September, while Classes 5-7 orders fell 12 percent month over month, to 16,400 units, ACT Research reported. “The North American... Read Story
November 05, 2019, 07:20 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a substantial correction in 2020. Activity for the total MD market was jumbled in August, confirming the... Read Story
October 28, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research reported new U.S. trailer orders of 21.6k were up 44% month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 18.6k hit their third sequential increase in ten months, rising 73% from August, but down 68% compared to... Read Story
October 25, 2019, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage announced its proud participation in the second Run on Less cross-country roadshow by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a three-week experience taking place with a variety of fleets across the country and... Read Story
October 25, 2019, 06:23 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.2% in September after falling 4% in August. In September, the index equaled 117.6 (2015=100) compared with 117.3 in August."This was the first... Read Story
October 24, 2019, 07:15 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the key risk to all vehicle market forecasts, and the U.S. economy broadly, remains the trade war with China. With U.S. manufacturers and farmers... Read Story
October 15, 2019, 07:22 AM


Since early 2018, ACT Research’s forecasts have called for the up-cycle in the Class 8 market to run out of steam around the third quarter of 2019, according to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK.“Over the past... Read Story
October 14, 2019, 07:20 AM


The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, unveiled its annual Top Industry Issues report, which includes the list of the top 10 critical issues facing the North American trucking... Read Story
October 07, 2019, 07:00 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 12,600 units in September, up 13 percent from August, while Classes 5-7 orders fell 9.4 percent m/m, to 17,300 units, according to Act Research. ACT’s State of the Industry:... Read Story
October 03, 2019, 07:05 AM


In the lead-up to Clean Air Day 2019, heavy-duty trucking company Total Transportation Systems, Inc.  (TTSI) announced its switch from all diesel vehicles to 100 percent clean natural gas, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.In any given... Read Story
October 01, 2019, 07:30 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a significant correction next year. The medium-duty market remained soft in July, solidifying the... Read Story
October 01, 2019, 07:20 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in August dipped 1 percent y/y, the first such decline since January 2018. Month-over-month, prices fell 3 percent, but longer-term, remained 7 percent higher year-to-date. Same-dealer sales rose 9... Read Story
September 30, 2019, 07:00 AM


In an effort to make small carriers’ lives easier in obtaining funding faster while on the road, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) is launching the FreightCheck app. The app is designed to allow trucking business owners to complete the entire... Read Story
September 27, 2019, 07:09 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 3.2 percent in August after jumping 6.2 percent in July. In August, the index equaled 118.3 (2015=100) compared with 122.2 in July.“The large... Read Story
September 25, 2019, 07:00 AM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for July improved slightly to a just above neutral reading of 0.28. Lower diesel prices offset the effects of lower capacity utilization pushing the reading into positive territory for the first time since January.... Read Story
September 23, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for August 2019 net trailer orders is 10,500 units. “On the positive side, total orders were up 7 percent versus July. However, cancellations pulled the net order results down to a 2 percent sequential gain.... Read Story
September 20, 2019, 07:15 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 1 percent month-over-month in August, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the report... Read Story
September 16, 2019, 07:19 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the key risk to all commercial vehicle market forecasts remains the on-again trade war with China, but well-positioned consumers are keeping the U.S.... Read Story
September 13, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an immanent pullback in build rates, as market conditions continue to deteriorate.“With no... Read Story
September 12, 2019, 07:00 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,900 units in August, up nearly 6 percent from July, but 79 percent below last August’s best-ever order month, ACT Research reported.“Weak freight market and rate conditions... Read Story
September 06, 2019, 07:10 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted the heavy truck and trailer markets, and increasingly the medium duty market, are heading for corrections in 2020, even as the slow growth U.S. economic outlook remains... Read Story
September 03, 2019, 07:20 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 market indicators are divergent, with some at all-time highs even as other metrics point to coming weakness. The medium duty market measures are lower in the short-term, but... Read Story
August 30, 2019, 07:10 AM


According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85 percent of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024... Read Story
August 29, 2019, 07:00 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in July dipped 4 percent month-over-month, while rising against longer-term comparison, up 9 percent year-to-date.Same-dealer sales, on the other hand, were flat in July compared to June, but contracted... Read Story
August 28, 2019, 07:05 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 13,900 were up 22 percent month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 10,300 hit their first sequential increase in nine months, rising 64 percent from June. Year-to-date, however, net trailer... Read Story
August 27, 2019, 07:20 AM


According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders continued the year-over-year slide that begin at the end of 2018, now negative for seven consecutive months, with preliminary July data showing... Read Story
August 22, 2019, 07:10 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6 percent in July after falling 1.2 percent% in June. In July, the index equaled 122.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in June.“Tonnage in 2019... Read Story
August 21, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 market-leading indicators continue to erode, in concert with deteriorating freight volumes and rates, even as mid and downstream data points remain... Read Story
August 21, 2019, 06:58 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 2 percent month-over-month in July, the fourth consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by... Read Story
August 19, 2019, 07:16 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for July 2019 net trailer orders is 9,900 units. Preliminary Net Orders jumped 65 percent versus June but were 66 percent lower than July Last Year.  Final volume will be available later this month. “While net... Read Story
August 15, 2019, 07:10 AM


ACT Research released the August installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. ACT Research maintained its view that truckload and intermodal contract rates... Read Story
August 12, 2019, 07:00 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,200 units in July, down 21 percent from June and the lowest monthly order tally since February 2010, ACT Research announced. “Weak freight market and rate conditions across... Read Story
August 05, 2019, 07:10 AM


The American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its annual data compendium — ATA American Trucking Trends 2019 — which showed that the industry's revenues jumped to $796.7 billion in 2018, up from $700.1 billion the previous... Read Story
August 02, 2019, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is on the cusp of a significant correction. At the same time, the medium duty market continued to confound in May, with forward-looking indicators deteriorating... Read Story
July 30, 2019, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 11,300 were down 27 percent month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 6,000 units, down 42 percent from May and down 70 percent from June a year ago. Year-to-date net orders are 43 percent... Read Story
July 28, 2019, 07:22 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, June data, showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, falling to 43.2 (SA) in June, from... Read Story
July 22, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units. Final volume will be available later this month. “Several aspects of June trailer orders were disappointing. Total new orders continued to slide, coming in below... Read Story
July 17, 2019, 07:00 AM


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July 16, 2019, 07:15 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8 percent month-over-month in June, the third consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by... Read Story
July 16, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research released the July installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK, covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.ACT Research maintained its view that truckload and intermodal contract rates will... Read Story
July 15, 2019, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring... Read Story
July 12, 2019, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage has been selected by Food Logistics Magazine as a 'Top Green Provider' for 2019. This award recognizes the company as a leader in the sustainable food supply chain for the impact its ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative... Read Story
July 08, 2019, 02:00 PM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20 percent from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69 percent from year-ago June’s very tough comparison, ACT Research reported. “Weak... Read Story
July 03, 2019, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 15,500 were down 16 percent month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 10,500 units, down 28 percent from April. Year-to-date, net orders are 40 percent below last year, according to this... Read Story
June 27, 2019, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build are starting the summer at near-record high levels, but evidence supporting a change in direction continues to accumulate. At the same time, the... Read Story
June 24, 2019, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.1 percent in May after jumping 7 percent in April. In May, the index equaled 114 compared with 121.4 in April.“As expected, tonnage corrected... Read Story
June 19, 2019, 07:10 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 14 percent month-over-month in May, the second consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by... Read Story
June 18, 2019, 07:03 AM


According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders have eased meaningfully since November of 2018, as year-over-year-comparisons have now been in the red for the last five months, but order... Read Story
June 03, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue growing in 2019, before an anticipated drop late in the year and into... Read Story
May 31, 2019, 07:00 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in April was up 6 percent month-over-month and 12 percent higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The... Read Story
May 29, 2019, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 18,600 were up 4 percent month-over-month in April, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 14,700 units, down 6 percent from March. Orders were down 23 percent year over year.Year-to-date, net orders are... Read Story
May 23, 2019, 06:55 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 7.4 percent in April after decreasing 2 percent in March. In April, the index equaled 121.8 (2015=100) compared with 113.4 in March.Compared with... Read Story
May 22, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build remain at cycle highs, but signs are multiplying that the market momentum will start declining during the second half of this year. At the same time... Read Story
May 21, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for April 2019 net trailer orders is 14,500 units, the lowest since July 2017. It is down 7 percent from March and 38 percent below a year ago.“Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several... Read Story
May 20, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend and strong Class 8 tractor fleet... Read Story
May 15, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research released the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.“Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the... Read Story
May 10, 2019, 07:00 AM


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May 07, 2019, 07:10 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in March was down 5 percent month-over-month, but remained 10 percent higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
May 02, 2019, 05:05 AM


U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the fourth straight month in March, but OEMs still booked nearly 16,000 net orders during the month, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
April 26, 2019, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was down 2.3 percent in March after decreasing 1.5 percent in February. In March, the index equaled 113.2 (2015=100) compared with 115.8 in February.“In... Read Story
April 24, 2019, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, March’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower.“Data continue to tell the same... Read Story
April 19, 2019, 07:10 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) jumped 25 percent month-over-month in March, following a modest decline in February, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published... Read Story
April 18, 2019, 07:10 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for March 2019 net trailer orders is 15,600 units. Final volume will be available later this month.“It appears that the industry entered a bit of a holding pattern in March, as order volume declined significantly... Read Story
April 15, 2019, 07:05 AM


XTRA Lease, a leading provider of over-the-road trailer rentals and leases, announced it is investing more than $300 million to purchase more than 10,000 new trailers in 2019. It’s the largest capital investment made by XTRA Lease for trailers in a... Read Story
April 08, 2019, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was down 0.2 percent in February after increasing 2.5 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in... Read Story
March 26, 2019, 07:00 AM


U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the third straight month in February, but OEMs still booked nearly 24,000 net orders during the month, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
March 25, 2019, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index showed a downtick in volume, pricing and productivity, with the supply-demand balance continuing trend, loosening for the fourth consecutive month. The Volume Index returned to negative... Read Story
March 18, 2019, 07:05 AM


The average cost of mechanical repairs in the trucking industry increased for the second straight quarter, while miles between unscheduled roadside maintenance remained unchanged, according to the latest benchmarking report from American Trucking... Read Story
March 18, 2019, 07:00 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 16,900 units in February, up a modest 5 percent from January, but down 58 percent from year-ago February, Act Research reported. “February marks the third consecutive month of... Read Story
March 06, 2019, 06:45 AM


According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel is still the dominate power source... Read Story
February 28, 2019, 07:00 AM


U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the fourth month in a row, but it’s all relative when one considers that more than 26,000 net orders were posted in January, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
February 27, 2019, 07:00 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research queries whether the current record-setting Class 8 cycle will close differently than previous peak periods. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment... Read Story
February 25, 2019, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in freight volumes and truck productivity in January, after a soft finish to 2018. The Volume Index rose to 52 in January, from 49 in December.Regarding the... Read Story
February 22, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for January 2019 net trailer orders is 25,800 units. Final volume will be available later this month.“While the industry had the weakest January order volume since 2016, it was still sufficient enough to generate... Read Story
February 21, 2019, 07:10 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) improved moderately in January, rising 4 percent month-over-month, following two sequential declines, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used... Read Story
February 14, 2019, 06:55 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, yellow lights continue to flash for the U.S. economy, and by extension for the North American commercial vehicle industry.“While the outlook has less... Read Story
February 12, 2019, 07:00 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 15,800 units in January, down 26 percent from December and 68 percent from year-ago January, ACT Research reported. “With near-record backlogs in both the medium and heavy-duty... Read Story
February 06, 2019, 07:06 AM


U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the third month in a row, but it is all relative when one considers that nearly 28,000 net orders were posted in December, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
January 28, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to the recently released ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market started 2019 with powerful positive momentum from a remarkable and record-setting 2018. In the Classes 5-7 market, the truck segment made yet another... Read Story
January 22, 2019, 07:15 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index still in negative territory, below the 50 neutral mark, in December, at 48.1. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 44.3 on a seasonally... Read Story
January 22, 2019, 06:50 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for December 2018 net trailer orders is 27,800 units, 39 percent from November. Full-year 2018 orders totaled more than 420,000, rising 35 percent.  “Considering the long-running order strength, December’s pause... Read Story
January 17, 2019, 07:18 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December (-7 percent), marking the first time since January 2016 that same dealer sales have fallen below 2,000 units, according to the latest preliminary... Read Story
January 15, 2019, 06:55 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 21,300 units in December, down 24 percent sequentially from November and 43 percent from year-ago December, Act Research reported. “For all of 2018, Class 8 orders totaled... Read Story
January 07, 2019, 07:12 AM


American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell 11 percentage points in the third quarter, undoing two quarters worth of increases in the annualized churn rate.The turnover rate fell... Read Story
January 04, 2019, 07:15 AM


At the top line, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 28,082 units in November, compared to build at 27,973 units, according to ACT Research.“As we move into the year’s home stretch, freight-related data points continue to shift from strong... Read Story
December 26, 2018, 07:20 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in November was up 10 percent year-to-date, when compared to the first 11 months of 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
December 26, 2018, 07:10 AM


U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the second month in a row, but it’s all relative when one considers that more than 45,000 net orders were posted in November, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S... Read Story
December 21, 2018, 07:10 AM


The Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time records for backlog and cumulative annual orders, according to a recent release of ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. The medium duty market ran like a well-oiled machine in October... Read Story
December 20, 2018, 07:17 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index dropping into negative territory, at 48.1, in November, for the first time in 27 months (50 is neutral). The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting... Read Story
December 19, 2018, 06:56 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4 percent in November to 118.9 from October’s level of 118.4. Compared with November 2017, the SA index increased 7.6 percent, down slightly... Read Story
December 19, 2018, 06:55 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for November 2018 net trailer orders is 43,600 units--marking the the fifth-best month in industry history for trailer OEMs.“Trailer orders continued to set records in November. Led by dry vans, OEMs saw the... Read Story
December 17, 2018, 07:20 AM


FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for November fell to 27,500, as the market winds down from five consecutive months topping 40,000 units. November orders were the lowest total this year and the weakest since September 2017.... Read Story
December 14, 2018, 07:12 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) reversed course again in November, falling month-over-month and more than offsetting October’s gain, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used... Read Story
December 14, 2018, 07:00 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 27,900 units in November, down 36 percent sequentially from October, but only 15 percent lower from November 2017, ACT Research reported.“Through year-to-date November, Class 8... Read Story
December 05, 2018, 07:15 AM


After September’s all-time net order record, volume softened only a small degree in October, with volumes ranked as the second-best month in industry history at more than 55,000 trailers entering the orderboard, according to this month’s issue of ACT... Read Story
November 28, 2018, 07:17 AM


The ACT For-Hire Trucking Survey Volume Index (seasonally adjusted) rebounded in October, to 55.9 from 51.8 in September, according to a recent release of ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. However, the report noted that this remains below the... Read Story
November 27, 2018, 07:10 AM


The U.S. trailer industry set net order records throughout the third quarter of 2018, with both July and August being the strongest months in industry history, according to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The quarter... Read Story
November 26, 2018, 07:20 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, from 50.1 in September. The strong increase in the Volume Index and the downtick in the Capacity... Read Story
November 21, 2018, 07:07 AM


At the top line, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 43,256 units in October, a moderation from the July-August records, but 21 percent better than the year-ago mark, according to ACT Research.“Class 8 net order activity experienced a second... Read Story
November 20, 2018, 07:03 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for October 2018 net trailer orders is 55,250 units. “After posting the highest monthly net order volume in history in September, the trailer industry continued at a breakneck pace in October. Our projection ranks... Read Story
November 13, 2018, 07:05 AM


September marked the second consecutive month of moderating freight-related industry metrics, and early indications suggest the trend continued in October, according to ACT Research’s latest release of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle... Read Story
November 12, 2018, 07:15 AM


Price Digests, the leading B2B provider of vehicle data for over 100 years, announced the winners of the 2019 Price Digests Highest Retained Value Awards - the industry's only award based on residual values for commercial trucks. To determine this... Read Story
November 07, 2018, 07:15 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 43,600 units in October, up 1.9 percent sequentially from September, but only 21 percent from year-ago October, compared to recent year-over-year gains such as the 181 percent... Read Story
November 05, 2018, 07:05 AM


Price Digests, the leading B2B provider of vehicle data for over 100 years, announced finalists for the first Price Digests Highest Retained Value Awards, a new annual industry awards program based on residual values for commercial trucks. Winners... Read Story
November 01, 2018, 07:15 AM


Fleet Advantage announced it has enhanced its award-winning ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software) with new sophisticated advancements. The newly launched platform - ATLAAS Unified - will reshape the way private fleets... Read Story
October 30, 2018, 07:15 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in September rose 3 percent month-over-month and fared even better, up 9 percent year-to-date, when compared to the first nine months of 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry... Read Story
October 26, 2018, 07:05 AM


September orders continued to reflect the early opening to the 2018/19 order season. Total trailer net orders of more than 58,000 units were up 52 percent month over month and 135 percent better than a year ago, according to this month’s issue of ACT... Read Story
October 25, 2018, 07:15 AM


U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13 percent in 2017, but shed 28 percent year-to-date through August 2018, according to a recent quarterly report (Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research.... Read Story
October 22, 2018, 07:00 AM


Uber Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday it is entering the trailer leasing business. The business, called Powerloop, will be a part of Uber Freight, which connects truckers with shippers, the company said on its official blog site. Powerloop will... Read Story
October 19, 2018, 07:30 AM


At the top line, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 42,781 units in September, a 19 percent decline from August’s all-time record, but still the seventh time in nine months in which industry orders cracked 40,000 units, according to ACT... Read Story
October 18, 2018, 06:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for September 2018 net trailer orders is 58,200 units—a monthly record net order volume.“Fleets reached a never-before-seen trailer order level in September. OEMs booked over 58k trailers last month, shattering the... Read Story
October 16, 2018, 07:10 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in August was virtually flat, up 1 percent, on a month-over-month basis, but fared better when compared to August 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used... Read Story
October 01, 2018, 07:00 AM


At the top line, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 53,069 units in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders cracked 40,000 units and another record-setting month, according to ACT Research.“Robust orders in June... Read Story
September 24, 2018, 07:11 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.8 percent in August after increasing 1.9 percent in July. In August, the index equaled 112.9 (2015=100), down from 115 in July.Compared with... Read Story
September 19, 2018, 07:00 AM


  ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for August 2018 net trailer orders is 38,200 units. “Fleets continued to invest at a torrid pace in August, following a robust July. Industry net orders of 38,200 trailers were up more than 30 percent from July... Read Story
September 18, 2018, 07:10 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 53,100 units in August, breaking the all-time record set last month in another typically weak order intake month of the year, ACT Research reported. “Preliminary data indicate... Read Story
September 06, 2018, 07:30 AM


Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Ogden, UT. Penske's new location is the fourth new facility announcement in Penske’s western region this summer and marks the company's eighth new facility announcement this year.The new facility... Read Story
August 31, 2018, 07:05 AM


The latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index showed an increase in the supply-demand balance, rising to 58.0 seasonally-adjusted in July, from a 54.0 reading in June.“Both freight volumes and rates improved in July from June on a seasonally... Read Story
August 29, 2018, 07:00 AM


Penske Truck Leasing announced it has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types.Penske... Read Story
August 27, 2018, 07:03 AM


U.S. trailer orders set a record for the month of July, coming in at a surprising 28,000 units, FTR reported. Trailer orders have now totaled an impressive 350,000 units for the past 12 months.  Orders were up 109 percent year over year.Original... Read Story
August 24, 2018, 07:20 AM


Bestpass, a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced a new trailer pay-by-plate solution to help trailer rental and leasing companies avoid costly and time-consuming... Read Story
August 24, 2018, 06:55 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.9 percent in July after decreasing 0.5 percent in June. In July, the index equaled 115 (2015=100), up from 112.8 in June.ATA revised the June... Read Story
August 22, 2018, 07:00 AM


At more than twice the level of last July, and the strongest July in industry history, more than 29,000 net orders were booked in July. According to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, every trailer... Read Story
August 21, 2018, 07:10 AM


American Trucking Associations released the latest edition its annual compendium of trucking industry data–ATA American Trucking Trends 2018–highlighting the industry’s dominance over the freight market.“Information, when presented properly and... Read Story
August 21, 2018, 07:07 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for July 2018 net trailer orders is 29,300 units. Final July volume will be available later this month. “After a steady June, fleets came roaring back into the market in July. OEMs had their strongest July net... Read Story
August 17, 2018, 07:05 AM


ACT Research released its landmark study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, to charter subscribers this summer and now is making this report available to the public.Driven by a combination of advances in battery... Read Story
August 07, 2018, 07:05 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 52,400 units in July, setting a new all-time record in what is typically the weakest order intake month of the year, ACT Research reported. “Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders... Read Story
August 03, 2018, 07:10 AM


U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13 percent in 2017, but shed 18 percent year-to-date through May 2018. Sales from January through May 2017 were down 14 percent from the first five months of the previous year.“As we can... Read Story
July 30, 2018, 07:20 AM


The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in June was flat on a month-over-month basis, but fared better, rising 15 percent, when compared to June 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks... Read Story
July 26, 2018, 07:20 AM


While orders have been extremely strong, the industry’s long string of year over year net order gains came to an end in June. According to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, net orders of 20,048 trailers... Read Story
July 25, 2018, 07:12 AM


In June, U.S. trailer orders fell for the sixth month in a row with preliminary orders reported by FTR at 18,600 units. Trailer orders have now totaled 335,000 units for the past 12 months.The market has entered the traditional slow-order summer... Read Story
July 24, 2018, 06:58 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance falling to 54 on a seasonally adjusted basis in June from 60.9 in May. This reverses much of the April/May rebound, amid both softer volume and faster... Read Story
July 23, 2018, 07:05 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 42,200 units in June, exceeding 40,000 units for the fourth time in six months, ACT Research reported.“Preliminary net order data indicate that demand for Class 8 trucks... Read Story
July 05, 2018, 07:00 AM


Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI have agreed to partner in operating the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks.The move is the next phase of... Read Story
June 28, 2018, 07:20 AM


Seasonal patterns predicted a significant sequential net order decline in May. Net orders were 22,900, not seasonally adjusted, off only 2 percent month-over-month, but this translated to a 27 percent increase when compared with May 2017. According... Read Story
June 28, 2018, 07:03 AM


Following flat volumes in April, the 3 percent month-over-month decline in May was not unexpected, as historical data indicates used truck sales volumes usually dip in late spring. Longer-term comparisons, however, show used truck sales volumes up 12... Read Story
June 27, 2018, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage announced its latest 2018 Truck Lifecycle Data Index (TLDI) comparing all-in operating costs of early-model Class-8 trucks to 2019 model-year replacements. The TLDI serves to provide a snapshot of the cost savings involved, based on... Read Story
June 26, 2018, 07:10 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance building on its return to positive territory last month, following an anomalous dip onto the negative side of the ledger in March. May’s reading was 61.4... Read Story
June 25, 2018, 07:05 AM


At the top line, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 35,608 units in May. While below the 492,000 seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of first-quarter’s orders, May’s 478,000 SAAR continues the trend of order activity well above industry... Read Story
June 22, 2018, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for May 2018 net trailer orders is 23,300 units. “Fleet investment continues at a torrid pace. Net trailer orders were up year-over-year for the 18th straight month in May. While normal seasonal patterns call for a... Read Story
June 13, 2018, 07:05 AM


Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 35,600 units in 2018’s fifth month, ACT Research reports.“Preliminary net order data indicate that demand for Class 8 trucks continued in robust fashion in May,” said Kenny... Read Story
June 05, 2018, 07:15 AM


Despite short-term stability, used Class 8 truck sales volumes were up 10 percent year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated the... Read Story
May 29, 2018, 07:15 AM


While the preliminary estimate was 23,100, ACT Research is now reporting that the trailer industry closed April a bit stronger, with just below 24,000 net orders.“The final result outpaced our preliminary estimate, an indication of the continuing... Read Story
May 25, 2018, 07:10 AM


Ryder System, Inc. announced the launch of RyderGyde, a new, free mobile application allowing users to do everything from compare real-time fuel rates to conveniently schedule shop services—all from their smartphone. With this application, drivers... Read Story
May 25, 2018, 07:00 AM


TAB Bank announced it has provided a $300,000 revolving credit facility for a trucking equipment company located in Ohio. The new facility is extended through a multi-year agreement and will provide for the company’s ongoing working capital needs.The... Read Story
May 24, 2018, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed a rebound in the supply-demand balance. After turning to a deficit in March for the first time in 15 months, the supply-demand balance returned to positive territory in April, as... Read Story
May 23, 2018, 07:15 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in April after easing 1 percent in March. In April, the index equaled 112.5 (2015=100), up from 110.1 in March.ATA revised the March... Read Story
May 23, 2018, 07:10 AM


At the top line, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 34,735 units in April. While below the 492,000 seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of Q1’s orders, April’s 421,000 SAAR continues the trend of order activity well above industry... Read Story
May 18, 2018, 07:00 AM


Daseke Inc., the largest flatbed and specialized trucking company in North America, announced the formation of Daseke Fleet Services.The new department will support Daseke’s growing scale by leveraging areas such as purchasing, equipment optimization... Read Story
May 16, 2018, 07:05 AM


Preliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data show the industry booked 59,600 units in 2018’s fourth month, ACT Research reported. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, are to be published in mid-May.After the order... Read Story
May 03, 2018, 07:10 AM


U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13 percent in 2017 but shed 23 percent year-to-date through February 2018, ACT Research reported. “After a relatively strong Q4, it isn’t surprising that Q1 might be a bit soft. On a... Read Story
April 20, 2018, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed that for the first time in the past 15 months, the capacity index rose faster than the freight index, inflecting to a deteriorating supply-demand balance.“In March, the combination... Read Story
April 19, 2018, 06:55 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for March 2018 net trailer orders is 29,500 units. “Strong freight demand and tight capacity have encouraged fleets to continue to invest in new equipment. Improving freight rates will positively impact their... Read Story
April 16, 2018, 07:05 AM


Ryder System, Inc. announced the launch of COOP by Ryder™, a new asset sharing platform and the first of its kind for commercial vehicles. The digital platform offers businesses the opportunity to list and rent underutilized commercial vehicles... Read Story
March 29, 2018, 07:30 AM


The order onslaught continued in February, with NA Class 8 net orders falling from January’s second-best ever to a more pedestrian seventh-best 40,271 units, with backlogs rising in tandem, according to ACT Research (ACT). NA Class 8 net orders have... Read Story
March 23, 2018, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 2.6 percent in February after rising 1.6 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 109.2 (2015=100), down from 112.1 in January.ATA... Read Story
March 21, 2018, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the fleet equipment purchase intentions are strong, that they have or plan to increase driver pay, and that they currently have power in contract negotiations with... Read Story
March 20, 2018, 07:00 AM


Total Class 8 used truck prices rose 2% year-over-year in January, but dipped 3% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“Dealers are reporting that there... Read Story
February 27, 2018, 07:00 AM


Following historically strong net order volumes in 2017’s final two months, January U.S. trailer net orders continued the pattern, booking the fifth best order month in history. “Reefers led the way booking that product’s strongest month in history... Read Story
February 26, 2018, 07:00 AM


North American Class 8 orders rose to their second-best ever level in January, reaching 49,100-plus units, and tipping the scales with a y/y growth of 121%, according to ACT Research (ACT). Since October 2017, NA Class 8 net orders have been booked... Read Story
February 21, 2018, 07:15 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January after falling 0.3% in December. In January, the index equaled 111.6 (2015=100), up from 109.4 in December. ATA recently revised the... Read Story
February 21, 2018, 07:02 AM


Preliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data show the industry booked 80,400 units in 2018’s first month. January’s volume was surpassed only by March 2006 orders, during the frenzied period ahead of the EPA’07 prebuy. Note that these numbers... Read Story
February 05, 2018, 07:00 AM


After a flat quarter in Q3, U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 9% year-to-date through November. “Despite the uncertainty spurred by the current climate of changing environmental winds and low oil prices, the reading... Read Story
January 29, 2018, 07:05 AM


Total Class 8 used truck sales fell 9% year-over-year in December, but were down just 1% for full-year 2017 compared to 2016, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
January 29, 2018, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell for the first time since September, losing 5.7% in December. In December, the index equaled 142.9 (2000=100), down from 151.6 in November. For all of... Read Story
January 24, 2018, 07:06 AM


North American Class 8 orders ended 2017 with a bang, rising to a 37-month high 37,500-plus units, according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). Strong orders since September have boosted Class 8 backlogs, setting the stage for a healthy uptick in Class 8... Read Story
January 19, 2018, 07:10 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for December 2017 net trailer orders is 45,200 units. Final December volume will be available later this month. Our methodology allows us to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the... Read Story
January 16, 2018, 06:35 AM


The commercial fleet and truck leasing sectors are in solid shape and will remain so in 2018 in spite of some broader sector obstacles, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. As its most recent review of fleet lessors back in October concluded... Read Story
January 05, 2018, 07:08 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales dropped by 17% last month following the unexpected climb in October, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“Seasonal weakness is not... Read Story
December 22, 2017, 08:10 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped again in November, adding 2.3% in addition to the 3.9% jump during October. In November, the index equaled 151.8 (2000=100), up from 148.4 in... Read Story
December 20, 2017, 07:05 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that the freight index rose faster than the capacity index for the eleventh consecutive month, allowing the supply-demand balance to climb to the second highest reading ever recorded. “The... Read Story
December 18, 2017, 07:05 AM


There has been an increase in heavy duty natural gas use from the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volume, as noted in the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation... Read Story
December 05, 2017, 07:14 AM


A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for medium and heavy duty trucks across hybrid, electric, and fuel cell powertrains, providing forecasts for annual sales and vehicle population, through 2027. With the potential to... Read Story
November 30, 2017, 07:06 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued their upward climb in October with the best month of 2017 thus far. October volumes increased 12% month over month, up 37% from October last year, according to the latest release of the State of... Read Story
November 29, 2017, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline during September. In October, the index equaled 147.6 (2000=100), up from 142.9 in September.  Compared with... Read Story
November 22, 2017, 07:05 AM


Backlog continued to be positive in October, with a stronger than expected improvement of 6% month over month and 8% year over year. “Eight of ten categories were up month over month, with liquid tanks and reefers the outliers,” said Frank Maly... Read Story
November 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


As reported earlier this month, orders for Class 8 vehicles surged in October, rising to a 35-month high 36,033 units. “Following a high-side breakout in September, Class 8 orders exploded in October as large fleets returned to the U.S. market, and... Read Story
November 21, 2017, 07:02 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that October’s volume reading surged to the highest level since March 2011 at 75. “Seasonally adjusted, the volume index was 75 but this was a record level for our survey,” noted Tim... Read Story
November 20, 2017, 07:10 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for October net trailer orders is 32,000 units. Final October volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows them to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the... Read Story
November 17, 2017, 07:06 AM


Great Western Leasing and Sales, LLC ("GWLS") announced the acquisition of Trinity Trailer Sales & Services, Inc. and Trinity Trailer Rental, LLC. Trinity Trailer, based in Dallas, Texas, is a full-service trailer dealership providing new and used... Read Story
November 14, 2017, 07:05 AM


According to the BMO Transportation Finance Fall 2017 Truck Transportation Industry Update, despite temporary setbacks due to above average hurricane and tropical storm activity, most business and consumer sentiment indicators continue to reach multi... Read Story
October 31, 2017, 07:00 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes rose by two dozen units in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“Long term, the outlook is positive, with volumes... Read Story
October 27, 2017, 07:00 AM


U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales were flat through August year-to-date. “Despite the uncertainty of environmental change on the horizon, and continuing low oil prices, the future of alternative fuels led by NG/RNG is positive.... Read Story
October 26, 2017, 06:11 AM


Despite the previously reported improvement in September’s heavy duty orders, even stronger production during the month weighed on backlogs, which contracted for a fifth consecutive month. “Backlogs typically decline in September. When we seasonally... Read Story
October 19, 2017, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that September’s Productivity reading, a measure of industry utilization, advanced again sequentially, and marked the highest level reported since March 2011. “Seasonally adjusted, the... Read Story
October 13, 2017, 06:35 AM


Great Western Leasing and Sales, LLC ("Great Western") announced the expansion of its dealership network with the opening of its newest branch in Phoenix, Arizona. The location will offer a broad selection of flatbed, drop deck, heavy haul, tank... Read Story
October 05, 2017, 07:00 AM


Beginning December 18, 2017, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are required for an estimated 3.4 million U.S. commercial truck drivers. A preferred partnership with Transflo and Crestmark will help transportation companies get equipped for the... Read Story
October 03, 2017, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.1% in August, following a 0.5% gain during July. In August, the index equaled 149 (2000=100), up from 139.1 in July. Compared with August 2016... Read Story
September 21, 2017, 07:08 AM


Fifty-nine percent of August’s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages. “Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,”... Read Story
September 20, 2017, 06:55 AM


Forbes reported that Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk will soon be unveiling an electric semi-truck.  According to the report, this marks Tesla’s first step toward entering the commercial transportation space.The Forbes article explains how Tesla’s entry into... Read Story
September 19, 2017, 08:00 AM


A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the technologies required to implement highly automated driving capabilities, providing an analysis of major market issues as well as global forecasts for sensor and electronic control unit sales, through... Read Story
September 15, 2017, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that August’s freight volume reading advanced for the eighth consecutive month to 67.0, actual and seasonally adjusted. August’s freight reading represents an almost 10 point jump above... Read Story
September 15, 2017, 07:00 AM


SunTx Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service companies, announced that it has acquired a majority equity interest in Freedom Truck Finance, a commercial specialty... Read Story
September 08, 2017, 07:30 AM


Element Fleet Management Corp. announced the sale of approximately 60% of its Heavy-duty U.S. truck portfolio (“HD Trucks”) for cash proceeds of approximately $138 million, in excess of book value.“We are pleased to announce this asset sale at an... Read Story
September 07, 2017, 07:15 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to decline in July, falling 5% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel analysis indicates... Read Story
August 28, 2017, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June. Compared with July 2016, the... Read Story
August 23, 2017, 07:00 AM


According to the Global Heavy-duty Trucks Market 2017-2021 report released by Research and Markets, the global heavy-duty trucks market will grow at a CAGR of 1.41% during the period 2017-2021. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors... Read Story
August 21, 2017, 08:00 AM


North American Class 8 production increased in July, boosted by the continued strength of orders. “After cutting 3,000 units from the Class 8 build plan last month, the OEMs added back nearly 6,000 units in July,” said Steve Tam, ACT Research’s Vice... Read Story
August 21, 2017, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that July’s volume reading advanced for the seventh consecutive month to 57.1. While down from June, the freight index was almost 20 points above the reading in the same month last year.... Read Story
August 18, 2017, 07:04 AM


Total trailer production surpassed 27,000 June, capitalizing on one of the longer work schedules of the year. “Eight of ten trailer categories had higher production month over month,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research... Read Story
July 31, 2017, 07:04 AM


Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has joined a group of big name investors who hope to give Uber a run for its money in the emerging market for on-demand freight-sharing.The software pioneer recently joined a group of financers that includes... Read Story
July 28, 2017, 07:19 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes slipped slightly in June, falling 3% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel analysis shows that... Read Story
July 27, 2017, 07:04 AM


Roadrunner Transportation Systems (“Roadrunner”), a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider, announced that it has closed a new five-year $292 million asset-based lending facility (“ABL”) provided by BMO Harris... Read Story
July 24, 2017, 07:05 AM


North America Class 8 production reached a 19-month high again in June following the stronger orders earlier this year, according to new data from ACT Reseach. “Annualized, June’s per-day production rate equals a full-year production of almost... Read Story
July 21, 2017, 07:05 AM


The American Trucking Associations released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry. “As the U.S. population grows and the economy... Read Story
July 20, 2017, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.  Compared with June 2016, the SA... Read Story
July 19, 2017, 07:48 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for June net trailer orders is 20,375 units. Final June volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows them to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the final... Read Story
July 19, 2017, 07:15 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that June’s volume reading advanced for the sixth consecutive month to 72.0, soaring to the highest level since March 2014, and almost 20 points above the reading in the same month last... Read Story
July 18, 2017, 07:03 AM


The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels."The slight uptick in turnover, despite weak freight volumes in the first quarter, may be indicative of a tightening in... Read Story
July 05, 2017, 07:03 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes experienced an unexpected rebound in May, making up for last month’s decline, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “While... Read Story
June 27, 2017, 07:00 AM


China 2016 and 2017 government policy changes have brought a one-time increase in heavy duty and medium duty commercial vehicle populations, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s... Read Story
June 26, 2017, 07:00 AM


Following the first quarter’s stronger orders, production picked up starting in April. In May, a long month and a rising build rate conspired to drive NA Class 8 production to an 18-month high. “Annualized, May’s production rate equals a full-year... Read Story
June 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


Trucker Path has secured $30 million debt financing from Flexible Funding with the participation of Silicon Valley Bank to scale its financial services offered to trucking companies.Trucker Path helps carriers find freight instantly and offers... Read Story
June 20, 2017, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that May’s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months. This marked the strongest three-month reading since... Read Story
June 19, 2017, 07:00 AM


Wabash National Corporation announced that Mark Weber, senior vice president and group president of Diversified Products, has left the company effective immediately to pursue other opportunities. Brent Yeagy, president and chief operating officer... Read Story
June 19, 2017, 06:53 AM


Penske Truck Leasing announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Richmond, Virginia-based Old Dominion Truck Leasing. Financial terms were not disclosed."Old Dominion Truck Leasing and Penske Truck Leasing customers will benefit from... Read Story
June 15, 2017, 07:02 AM


A new study by PayNet shows the transportation industry continues to deteriorate, with default rates now approaching levels not seen since the tail end of the Great Recession.PayNet’s Small Business Default Index (SBDFI) shows the rolling 6-month... Read Story
June 05, 2017, 07:09 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes dropped in April, breaking a three-month run of double-digit gains, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Total volumes for... Read Story
May 26, 2017, 07:04 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. (March’s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported in a press release issued on... Read Story
May 24, 2017, 07:05 AM


Strong orders surpassed build in April, boosting industry backlogs to their best level since March 2016. The order strength in 2017 has largely been by the tractor daycab market. “In April, tractor daycab orders were up nearly 200% from year-ago... Read Story
May 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


According to a report from Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), Uber has officially launched Uber Freight, an app that matches trucking companies with loads to be hauled. As reported by HDT, Uber is launching a load-matching app that it believes will make... Read Story
May 19, 2017, 07:31 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for April Net Trailer Orders is 20,200 units. Final April volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows the company to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the... Read Story
May 16, 2017, 06:39 AM


The latest release of  ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that April’s volume reading grew slower following last month’s three-year high, although evidencing clear acceleration in the growth trend. This also marked the seventh consecutive month... Read Story
May 15, 2017, 07:00 AM


Less than a quarter of trucking companies have automated their procure-to-pay (P2P) processes and more than 40% have no automation whatsoever. Failure to automate means trucking companies are experiencing P2P process costs that are 12% to 83% higher... Read Story
May 11, 2017, 07:00 AM


Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year. “Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the... Read Story
April 26, 2017, 06:52 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to show strength in the closing month of the first quarter, increasing month-over-month with a third sequential double-digit rise, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry:... Read Story
April 25, 2017, 07:00 AM


U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today... Read Story
April 24, 2017, 07:00 AM


ACT Research reports that thanks to the healthy order levels noted at the beginning of the month, coupled with what are still fairly restrained build levels, Class 8 backlogs increased again in March. The month-ending data from March indicates that... Read Story
April 19, 2017, 07:03 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1% in March, following a 0.1% decline during February. (February’s percentage decrease was unchanged from our press release on March 21, 2017.) In... Read Story
April 19, 2017, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that March’s volume reading soared to the highest level since March of 2014, to 71.1 points; this was twenty points above both the February and the twelve-month average readings. “Load... Read Story
April 18, 2017, 07:00 AM


Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for March indicate industry net orders rose to a sixteen-month high, 47,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 19% improvement compared to last March. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data... Read Story
April 06, 2017, 07:10 AM


BMO Harris Bank’s Asset Based Lending group announced it was administrative agent, lead arranger, and bookrunner for a $100 Million revolving credit facility to Rush Enterprises.BMO Harris Bank’s Transportation Finance group, a leading truck and... Read Story
March 30, 2017, 07:00 AM


TAB Bank has provided a $1 million revolving credit facility for a flatbed heavy hauling company located in California.  The new facility is extended through a multi-year agreement and will provide for the company’s ongoing working capital needs.The... Read Story
March 15, 2017, 06:14 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes started 2017 on a positive note, up markedly compared to a relatively weak January 2016. Somewhat uncharacteristically, sales also rose from December, marking a second consecutive month-over-month increase... Read Story
March 02, 2017, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations announced Marquette Transportation Finance, an industry leader in providing working capital financing to trucking companies, is a Featured Product provider for the second year in a row. “Businesses have to invest in... Read Story
February 27, 2017, 06:54 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9% in January, following a 4.3% decrease during December. (December’s index was revised up from our press release on January 24, 2017.) In January... Read Story
February 23, 2017, 07:00 AM


The industry closed the first month of the year with orders up 92% year-over-year, however volume was still off 6% sequentially, as total net orders approached 33,000 units. Seasonal adjustment made January the best order month in the past fixteen. ... Read Story
February 22, 2017, 07:01 AM


Class 8 backlogs moved in the right direction at the start of 2017. “Stronger orders, coupled with modest build, allowed backlogs to rise 7,600 units from December to 99,600 units,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research President and Senior Analyst. Heavy... Read Story
February 21, 2017, 06:46 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the freight component of the index rising faster than the capacity component, boosting the spread to a level not seen since early 2014. The data suggests that the process of rebalancing... Read Story
February 15, 2017, 07:05 AM


FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for January at a solid 21,600 units, continuing the remarkably consistent trend that began in October. January 2017 Class 8 orders were 20% better than January 2016. After a steady decline in order rates... Read Story
February 09, 2017, 07:10 AM


Premier Trailer Leasing announced it is opening new branch locations in Phoenix and Kansas City, Kan. The new Premier locations are at 1820 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. and 6759 Inland Drive, Kansas City, Kan. These locations will provide more... Read Story
February 07, 2017, 06:00 AM


Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for January indicate industry net orders rose to a thirteen-month high, 45,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 27% improvement compared to January, 2016. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete... Read Story
February 06, 2017, 07:08 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, following a revised 8.4% jump during November. (November’s index was revised up slightly from our press release on December 20, 2016... Read Story
January 25, 2017, 07:05 AM


Fleet Financing Resources announced that they have renewed their long-standing, successful vendor partnership with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance.  The vendor program financing agreement includes an $85 million credit facility with $45 million of the... Read Story
January 24, 2017, 07:10 AM


The industry closed 2016 on a solid note, as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015. Despite that solid y/y performance, both new and net orders were down 5% from the previous month.... Read Story
January 23, 2017, 07:06 AM


NA Class 8 retail sales firmed into the end of 2016 in seasonal fashion, rising to a six-month high 21,281 units sold, and bringing the full-year sales total to 249,952 units. Set against strengthening orders, seasonal production weakness reduced... Read Story
January 20, 2017, 07:00 AM


The DAT North American Freight Index rose 8 percent in December, capping off an extraordinarily strong month for spot truckload freight and six straight months of increased volume, said DAT Solutions, which operates the largest trucking load board... Read Story
January 17, 2017, 08:04 AM


Great Western Leasing and Sales ("GWLS") announced the acquisition of Quality Trailer Sales. Quality Trailer Sales, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a full-service trailer dealership providing new and used equipment sales and rentals as well as a... Read Story
January 06, 2017, 07:10 AM


In December, preliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data show the industry booked 42,000 units, bringing the full-year net order tally to 415,600. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for December, including final... Read Story
January 06, 2017, 07:00 AM


In response to increase demand for rental and leasing services, PacLease has added ten new locations.  The leasing and rental company, which offers the full line of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, now has 454 locations in the United States and Canada.... Read Story
December 29, 2016, 07:20 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales increased again in November, recording a 1% month-over-month increase, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Historically, November... Read Story
December 23, 2016, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 8.2% in November, following a 0.3% drop during October. In November, the index equaled 142.4 (2000=100), up from 131.6 in October. The all-time high... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 07:10 AM


New and net trailer orders surged in November, strongly indicating that the trailer buying season has begun. Driven mostly by Dry Vans, November net orders climbed 71% month-over-month, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage announced it was named by Food Logistics as a Top 100 Software and Technology Provider in 2016, highlighting the top technology companies for the global food and beverage supply chain. The complete list appears in the magazine's... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 06:50 AM


Class 8 net orders moved upward in November, following the weak, cancellation heavy numbers reported last month. November new orders totaled 21,108 units, with the net at 19,440 units. “In addition to rising 40% from October, November marked the... Read Story
December 20, 2016, 07:00 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for November, 2016 U.S. net trailer orders is 36,300 units; final November volumes will be available later this month. According to ACT, their methodology allows ACT to generate an early estimate of the market that should... Read Story
December 16, 2016, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed that the modest improvements in the past few months continued in November. The pricing index inched forward to its highest reported number in the past twelve months, with a reading of 55.1.... Read Story
December 15, 2016, 07:00 AM


For the month of November, preliminary Classes 5-8 order data show the industry booked 36,600 net orders. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published in... Read Story
December 06, 2016, 07:00 AM


New and net trailer orders climbed in October, driven both by Dry Vans and Reefers. Even with October’s rebound though, orders are still behind from last year by a wide margin, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
November 28, 2016, 06:50 AM


FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) rose again in September to a reading of 4.95.  The updated September reading, in moderately favorable territory, reflects increased utilization rates in the over-the-road truck market and stabilizing fuel... Read Story
November 22, 2016, 07:00 AM


Class 8 net orders continued to move sideways for the third consecutive month in October at 13,907 units. Seasonally adjusted, October's orders were weak at 12,060 units. “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high... Read Story
November 21, 2016, 06:30 AM


The pricing index bounced to its highest reported number in the past twelve months in October with a reading of 52.7, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). Twenty-five percent of respondents... Read Story
November 18, 2016, 07:00 AM


IronPlanet® in conjunction with its TruckPlanet marketplace, launched Fleet Services featuring IronPlanet Truck Locator. With access to over $200 million in Class 8 and other trucks, Fleet Services, and particularly IronPlanet Truck Locator, will... Read Story
November 11, 2016, 07:10 AM


For the month of October, preliminary Classes 5-8 order data show the industry booked 32,400 net orders. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for October, to include final order numbers, will be published in... Read Story
November 04, 2016, 07:04 AM


Fleet Advantage unveiled the results of its latest industry survey, which shows that many fleet professionals aren't leveraging onboard computer (OBC) data to pinpoint operational cost-savings potential.The online survey was presented to more than... Read Story
October 31, 2016, 07:07 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer truck sales fell 11% month-over-month in September. The drop reversed a growth trend that started in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
October 27, 2016, 06:55 AM


Class 8 net orders were lukewarm in September with a trivial rise, signaling that the historically weak season is coming to an end. Seasonally adjusted, September's orders were at 16,100 units. “October kicks off the traditional high volume fourth... Read Story
October 24, 2016, 07:00 AM


The American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its look into the future of freight transportation, U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2027, showing growth in both overall freight volumes and in the amount of goods moved by... Read Story
October 13, 2016, 07:00 AM


Total North American Class 8 truck production peaked in 2015, with ACT predicting lower demand in 2016 and 2017 followed by recovery. A preemission boom is forecasted in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021, according to a new report by... Read Story
October 10, 2016, 07:10 AM


TAB Bank announced it provided $19.6 million in trucking equipment loans for 139 transportation companies during the 3rd quarter of 2016. Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities... Read Story
October 07, 2016, 07:09 AM


American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello said, the trucking industry has seen soft volumes in 2016 due to bloated inventories and a weak manufacturing environment. “The current cycle of larger than normal inventories has taken... Read Story
October 03, 2016, 07:14 AM


Reuters reported that Uber Technologies is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business with its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup, Otto.According to the exclusive Reuters report, the company is aiming to establish itself as... Read Story
September 29, 2016, 07:18 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes continued to show volatility in August, yet remained on a positive trend, including a 19% increase over July. Enhanced by the latter, long term comparisons show 2016 being off by only 2% year-to-date... Read Story
September 26, 2016, 07:20 AM


Class 8 net orders rose to a three-month high of 14,200 in August, aided in part by cancellations, which fell to a 33-month low. Seasonally adjusted, Class 8 orders were the best since March at 16,000 units. Medium-duty net orders were up m/m... Read Story
September 21, 2016, 07:17 AM


Trailer net orders rose 52% month over month in August, but contracted a disappointing 37% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“Much of August’s improvement came from... Read Story
September 21, 2016, 07:04 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was... Read Story
September 21, 2016, 07:00 AM


Penske Truck Leasing has launched a new, updated website that provides valuable information about its full-service leasing and contract maintenance services, with a seamless experience for customers accessing it from any mobile device, tablet or... Read Story
September 20, 2016, 07:00 AM


For the third time in the past four months, the freight volume index is a nice change after last month’s worst-in-4-years print. The recent shift to positive in this metric since May suggests that if conditions are not exactly improving at this point... Read Story
September 16, 2016, 07:11 AM


American Trucking Associations said the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue fell six points to 83% in the second quarter – the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011.  “The continued decline in the... Read Story
September 06, 2016, 07:08 AM


Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management recently expanded its business focus beyond Private-Fleet carriers with its flexible leasing solutions, analytics and business... Read Story
August 30, 2016, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes fell in July, posting an 8% m/m drop, following a double-digit m/m increase in June, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.... Read Story
August 26, 2016, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders fell 25% month over month, and contracted a staggering 50% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The second half of the year opened on a disappointing... Read Story
August 22, 2016, 06:00 PM


The supply of Class 8 trucks rose faster than demand for the fifth time this year, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst, noted that the balance... Read Story
August 17, 2016, 06:41 AM


Act Research reports that for the month of July, 25,000 new Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked. Of those, Class 8 garnered 10,500 orders and for Classes 5-7, 14,500 orders were placed. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Final July numbers... Read Story
August 05, 2016, 07:28 AM


GE announced that it has signed and closed the sale of a 14.4% limited partner interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., a full-service truck leasing, rental, and logistics business, to Penske Automotive Group, Inc. The sale represents ending net... Read Story
July 29, 2016, 07:19 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes swung upward in June, posting a double-digit month-over-month increase, following a sharp decline in May, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks... Read Story
July 27, 2016, 07:06 AM


U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year, according to a recent report from ACT Research. The “Natural Gas Quarterly” attributes this to a high number of natural... Read Story
July 15, 2016, 07:00 AM


For the second time this year and only the fourth time in 19 months the demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than the supply, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).Steve Tam, ACT’s Vice... Read Story
July 13, 2016, 07:00 AM


TAB Bank announced it provided $25.3 million in trucking equipment loans for 195 transportation companies during the 2nd quarter of 2016.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities... Read Story
July 07, 2016, 07:10 AM


Trailer net orders fell nearly 14% month over month, and contracted 10% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“New orders continued to ease in May, following seasonally... Read Story
June 27, 2016, 07:29 AM


The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in May, following a revised 1.7% drop during April. In May, the index equaled 139 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. The all-time high... Read Story
June 24, 2016, 08:00 AM


InMotion Global, Inc. announced that it has integrated Triumph Business Capital’s full offering of load funding services within AscendTMS, a leading cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) for trucking companies, freight brokers, third... Read Story
June 23, 2016, 07:09 AM


Wintrust Commercial Finance, through one of its key syndication partners, recently closed a $10.6MM trailer lease with a national provider of leasing and logistics services to the transportation industry. The proceeds of the lease were used to... Read Story
June 21, 2016, 07:19 AM


Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates are pleased to announce the inaugural publication of a new cooperative venture, the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook report. The Engine Outlook, available now, is designed to... Read Story
June 17, 2016, 07:07 AM


For the first time this year and only the third time in 18 months the demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than the supply, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“May showed the first meaningful... Read Story
June 15, 2016, 06:50 AM


For the month of May, 31,400 new Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked. Class 8 garnered 14,300 orders and for Classes 5-7, 17,100 orders were placed. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Final May numbers will be published in mid-June.“Three... Read Story
June 03, 2016, 07:11 AM


Trailer net orders rose 12% month over month, but contracted 7% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“New orders continued to meander in April, the result of fleet... Read Story
May 25, 2016, 07:00 AM


Ryder System, Inc. announced the launch of two new commercial vehicle lease products, designed to offer customers the most flexibility, choice, and control in fleet management. Ryder’s pioneering work in truck leasing has helped set the industry... Read Story
May 23, 2016, 07:18 AM


KLC Financial, Inc. (KLC) a market leader in commercial equipment leasing & financing businesses nationwide, announced the restructuring of debt for a local, family owned, trucking company. The company has been in business since 1928. They provide... Read Story
May 19, 2016, 07:07 AM


The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“For an eighth consecutive month the fleet capacity index has risen faster than... Read Story
May 16, 2016, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders fell 30% month over month and 36% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The 2015/16 order season ended not with a bang but a whimper, not entirely... Read Story
April 26, 2016, 07:32 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in March, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“March Class 8 used truck volumes, up 8% m/m, continued their upward trek... Read Story
April 25, 2016, 07:31 AM


Two transportation companies based in Utah have chosen TAB Bank for working capital credit facilities. Since its founding, TAB Bank has partnered with trucking companies to create fast and flexible financing solutions that keep companies running... Read Story
April 25, 2016, 07:07 AM


Class 8 orders dropped 10% month over month and 35% year over year in March, to a total of 16,354 units. Medium duty net orders totaled 13,242, down 3% from February, but up 10% year over year. These results were published in the latest State of the... Read Story
April 20, 2016, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage unveiled results of its latest survey showing an alarming percentage of the industry still unaware of the savings achieved by incorporating new fleet technologies.The online survey, presented to more than 500 private and... Read Story
April 07, 2016, 07:16 AM


TAB Bank provided $27.9 million in trucking equipment loans for 233 transportation companies during the 1st quarter of 2016.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities including... Read Story
April 07, 2016, 07:05 AM


Trailer net orders rose 26% month over month and 3.5% year over year according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“Large fleets continue to drive the market, and low cancellations show that... Read Story
March 25, 2016, 06:49 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“February Class 8 used truck volumes appeared to be getting an early... Read Story
March 23, 2016, 07:00 AM


Class 8 booked 18,078 net orders in February, down 42% year over year, while Classes 5-7 net orders were the highest since December 2014 at 22,316 units. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by... Read Story
March 21, 2016, 07:05 AM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) measure for January begins to reflect slowing growth patterns for trucking transportation. According to FTR, with a reading of 9.05, the index fell from a recent high of 10.88 in December. FTR said current... Read Story
March 16, 2016, 07:06 AM


Sequential changes in U.S. trailer data were directionally correct…orders were down, inventory and build rates were up, and cancellations were inconsequential, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT... Read Story
February 26, 2016, 07:03 AM


TAB Bank announced it has provided TAB FAST funding for two trucking companies.  Each funding represents TAB’s commitment to providing working capital and other critical financial solutions and support to companies in the trucking industry.TAB FAST... Read Story
February 26, 2016, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in January, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“Keeping with the seasonal trend of weak early-year sales, used Class 8... Read Story
February 25, 2016, 06:56 AM


Class 8 booked 18,247 net orders in January, down 48% year over year, while Classes 5-7 net orders were flat year over year at 17,400 units. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co... Read Story
February 23, 2016, 06:55 AM


Fleet Advantage announced it has launched its new award-winning, real-time fleet performance software, ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software). Announced during the company’s educational conference on technology and safety... Read Story
February 18, 2016, 07:03 AM


The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the... Read Story
February 17, 2016, 07:00 AM


As part of Beacon Funding’s Agero Truck Financing Perks Program, Lebleu’s Towing in Kannapolis, North Carolina, is being recognized for utilizing truck financing to advance its business growth.Agero Truck Financing Perks is a program provided by... Read Story
February 09, 2016, 07:00 AM


For the month of January, 36,400 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked. That was the third lowest volume of the past 8 months. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Actual numbers will be published in mid-January.“Economic reports over the course... Read Story
February 04, 2016, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in December, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“December unit sales rebounded from November, but were flat... Read Story
January 27, 2016, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations welcomed Marquette Transportation Finance, an industry leader in providing working capital financing to trucking companies, as its latest Featured Product provider."Financing operations and investing in the growth of... Read Story
January 26, 2016, 07:15 AM


U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales started 2015 with slow growth and are ending the year in the same fashion, according to a recent report from ACT Research. The “Natural Gas Quarterly” attributes this to the continuing decline... Read Story
January 25, 2016, 07:11 AM


The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the... Read Story
January 15, 2016, 07:00 AM


TAB Bank provided $43.6 million in trucking equipment loans for 209 transportation companies during the 4th quarter of 2015.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities including... Read Story
January 06, 2016, 07:16 AM


For the month of December, 49,700 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, up 40% month over month. Note: these numbers are preliminary. Actual numbers will be published in mid-January.“December’s volume represented the strongest aggregate month for... Read Story
January 06, 2016, 07:10 AM


Trucking News Online reports that FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for October declined from the previous month to a reading of minus-3.1. According to the report, the SCI, which has a forward-looking aspect, will fall further in 2016 with truck... Read Story
January 04, 2016, 06:54 AM


PacLease recently added nine new locations to its franchise network across the United States. With the new additions, PacLease now has more than 460 full-service leasing and rental facilities throughout the United States and Canada. "We continue to... Read Story
December 30, 2015, 08:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in November. Unit sales shrank 23% m/m, despite longer term comparisons being flat to slightly up, with same dealer sales volumes gaining 4% y/y and 1% YTD relative to the same period in 2014... Read Story
December 23, 2015, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders in November gained 18% m/m and 10% y/y. According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the solid order season continues for this segment of the commercial vehicle industry.“It... Read Story
December 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


Class 8 booked 16,770 net new orders in November, while Classes 5-7 posted 18,850 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8... Read Story
December 18, 2015, 07:00 AM


The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the... Read Story
December 14, 2015, 06:47 AM


Inc. Magazine has ranked Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, one of the Top 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the nation on its Inc.5000 list. Fleet... Read Story
December 03, 2015, 07:05 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in October. Volumes shrank 3% m/m, despite longer term comparisons being stable, with volumes down a mere 1% y/y and the past nine months flat, relative to the same period in 2014, according to the... Read Story
November 30, 2015, 07:04 AM


Trailer net orders in October, exceeding 33,000 units, were down 7% from September and 30% on a year-over-year basis. Nevertheless, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the solid order... Read Story
November 25, 2015, 07:00 AM


Class 8 booked 25,900 net new orders in October, while Classes 5-7 posted 21,900 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8... Read Story
November 19, 2015, 06:56 AM


Freight volumes in October were disappointing according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). More broadly, the October survey was in line with other reports showing softer freight conditions.“ACT Research’s... Read Story
November 16, 2015, 06:56 AM


Trucking Info reported on-demand trucking service Convoy has officially launched after it raised $2.5 million in seed funding from an investment group that included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and other high-profile investors.According to the Trucking... Read Story
October 29, 2015, 07:18 AM


Trailer net orders in September, at nearly 36,000 units, rose almost 47% from August’s pace, up 12% on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“While September’s... Read Story
October 29, 2015, 06:58 AM


The arrival of Uber for trucking or mobile-based freight brokering is ushering in a new era in the North American trucking and freight logistics market. Currently, inefficiency plagues the freight movement and logistics market, with approximately 20... Read Story
October 28, 2015, 07:26 AM


Fleet Advantage announced results of its latest survey where it took the pulse of how fleet truck industry executives are leveraging data and intelligence for their operations. The online survey was presented to more than 700 transportation... Read Story
October 20, 2015, 07:03 AM


The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the... Read Story
October 14, 2015, 06:49 AM


TAB Bank provided $43.9 million in trucking equipment loans for 144 transportation companies during the 3rd quarter of 2015.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities including... Read Story
October 05, 2015, 07:40 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics were generally in line on a year-to-date basis, but all except volumes fell slightly when compared m/m and y/y. Volumes lost 7% m/m, but were up 2% y/y, while average mileage decreased 3% and 5%, respectively. The average... Read Story
September 28, 2015, 06:59 AM


Trailer net orders in August, at more than 24,500 units, rose nearly 21% from July’s pace, but eased 0.4% on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The industry... Read Story
September 23, 2015, 06:53 AM


Class 8 booked nearly 20,200 net new orders in August, while Classes 5-7 posted almost 17,900 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes... Read Story
September 21, 2015, 06:45 AM


In its preliminary report, ACT Research reported that for the month of August, 37,200 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, down 8% from July and down 14% compared to August 2014. Note: these numbers are preliminary. Actual numbers will be... Read Story
September 08, 2015, 07:24 AM


TAB Bank announced it has provided a $5 million revolving credit facility for a trucking company based in California.  Funding from the facility was used to pay off the company’s previous lender and will provide for their ongoing working capital... Read Story
August 31, 2015, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck metrics were generally in line from June to July, with average age and miles up an incremental 1% each. Compared to last year, average prices were up 2% in July and 6% YTD, according to the latest release of the State of the... Read Story
August 27, 2015, 07:00 AM


Class 8 booked just over 24,600 net new orders in July, while Classes 5-7 posted 15,900 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5... Read Story
August 20, 2015, 07:00 AM


TAB Bank announced it has provided a $3 million revolving credit facility for a trucking company based in Ohio.  Funding from the facility was used to pay off the company’s previous lender and will provide for their ongoing working capital needs.  In... Read Story
August 17, 2015, 07:00 AM


Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC announced that Steven Goodale, currently Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed Vice President of Daimler Truck Financial, a business unit... Read Story
August 11, 2015, 08:05 AM


TAB Bank provided $30.8 million in trucking equipment loans for 99 transportation companies during the 2nd quarter of 2015.  This is the largest volume of trucking equipment loans TAB Bank has ever produced in one quarter.  It also represents a 49%... Read Story
July 08, 2015, 06:00 AM


GE Capital, Canada and Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS), a subsidiary of Gaz Métro, announced the signing of a strategic agreement that will facilitate the trucking industry’s adoption of natural gas as a fuel in Eastern Canada. GE Capital has... Read Story
July 07, 2015, 07:00 AM


On the Move Systems’ (OMVS) revolutionary shared economy business model received additional market validation after a respected industry survey revealed truckers are actively looking for ways to increase route optimization, a major selling point of... Read Story
July 06, 2015, 07:33 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1% in May, following a revised loss of 1.4% during April. In May, the index equaled 132.1 (2000=100). The all-time high is 135.8, reached in January... Read Story
July 06, 2015, 06:00 AM


Keeping with the flattening trend seen in age and mileage, average price also experienced a leveling off compared to April. YTD prices were up 8% from last year, with gains in line for ACT’s expectations of 5-10% growth in 2015.Total reported volumes... Read Story
June 26, 2015, 07:03 AM


Class 8 net orders were just over 20,500 units in May, while Classes 5-7 posted 19,900 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5... Read Story
June 19, 2015, 07:00 AM


First Financial Equipment Finance, a division of First Financial Bank, announces the completion of a $1.4 million leasing facility for new and used trailers for an Indiana trucking company. First Financial began offering specialty banking products... Read Story
June 15, 2015, 07:06 AM


GE Capital, Canada announced the signing of a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products (Shell) with a view to facilitate the trucking industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a cleaner-burning, less expensive fuel.Under... Read Story
May 29, 2015, 07:15 AM


Trailer net orders in April, at 18,000 units, slid 22% versus March, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The fact that net orders are down y/y for the third consecutive month will... Read Story
May 26, 2015, 07:02 AM


Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks inched to 2,806 units in April, virtually unchanged month-over-month, but up 1 % year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
May 22, 2015, 06:57 AM


BAM Worldwide announced the availability of a specialty asset-based lending platform for motor carriers following the successful debut of BAMwire™ in the freight brokerage and logistics industry.Slow-paying customers and slim operating margins are a... Read Story
May 19, 2015, 07:12 AM


ACT Research has published the inaugural issue of The "Natural Gas Quarterly" to give quick insights to anyone with an interest in the evolution of the adoption of natural gas for the heavy duty transportation industry. The inaugural  issue of this... Read Story
May 18, 2015, 07:05 AM


For the month of April, 39,700 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, down 6% compared the April 2014 (±5%). Note: these numbers are preliminary. Actual numbers will be published in mid-May.“While the order volume represents a fairly sharp... Read Story
May 06, 2015, 06:34 AM


Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks climbed to 2,770 units in March, a jump of 14% month over month and 5 % year over year, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
April 27, 2015, 06:00 AM


Trailer net orders in March, at 23,190 units, rose 12% over February, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“While large fleets made order commitments in the last four months of 2014... Read Story
April 24, 2015, 07:00 AM


Class 8 net orders were just over 24,600 units in March, while Classes 5-7 posted 20,800 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5... Read Story
April 20, 2015, 07:00 AM


TAB Bank announced the funding of two trucking companies in the Western United States.  The first transaction was closed with a trucking company in Idaho.  TAB has provided them with a $1 million line of credit based on accounts receivable.  In... Read Story
April 03, 2015, 07:03 AM


Trailer net orders in February, at 20,700 units, were down nearly 31% from January and off 30% year over year. These results were published in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The story hasn’t... Read Story
March 27, 2015, 06:00 AM


Class 8 net orders were just over 31,100 units in January (up 7% y/y) and Classes 5-7 posted 19,700 net orders (up 2% y/y). These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The... Read Story
March 20, 2015, 06:18 AM


February was the fifth consecutive month in which Classes 5-8 MD & HD orders rose above 50,000 units. Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked at 51,400, up 6% compared the February 2014 (±5%). While at their lowest level since September, February’s... Read Story
March 09, 2015, 06:47 AM


Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks fell to 2,239 units in January, a decline of 12% month over month and 3% year over year, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
March 02, 2015, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders in January, at 19,853, were down nearly 32% from December’s very strong order volume, but rose 18% year over year. These results were published in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.... Read Story
February 27, 2015, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.2% in January, following a revised gain of 0.1% during the previous month. In January, the index equaled 135.7 (2000=100), an all-time... Read Story
February 25, 2015, 06:30 AM


Class 8 net orders were 35,226 units in January and Classes 5-7 posted 18,712 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8... Read Story
February 23, 2015, 07:00 AM


Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks improved to 2,078 units in December, rising by 8% month over month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“For total 2014... Read Story
January 30, 2015, 07:03 AM


Nearly 44,000 net orders were posted in December, the second strongest month on record for the trailer industry, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). For total year 2014, net orders... Read Story
January 28, 2015, 07:00 AM


According to a study released by GE Capital Fleet Services, companies that own their vehicle fleets report that they are challenged by capital expenditure limitations and the total cost of ownership of their fleets.Nearly 200 CFOs and fleet managers... Read Story
January 21, 2015, 07:06 AM


TAB Bank provided $9.5 million in trucking equipment loans for 20 transportation companies during the 4th quarter of 2014.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities including one-truck... Read Story
January 13, 2015, 06:45 AM


Demand for commercial vehicles was healthy in December as 65,700 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 41% from a year ago. Over the past twelve months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 602,300 units – an average of more than 50,000... Read Story
January 08, 2015, 07:03 AM


External data indicated continued support for strength in heavy commercial vehicle demand, and Class 8 orders did not disappoint in November, at 40,925 units – the fifth best order month since ACT Research started collecting industry data in the... Read Story
December 24, 2014, 06:55 AM


November trailer orders were just over 36,000 units, up 43% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The opening months of this order cycle reflect unprecedented strength,”... Read Story
December 22, 2014, 07:00 AM


Demand for commercial vehicles was healthy in November as 58,500 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 48% from a year ago. Over the past twelve months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 583,200 units, representing the strongest 12-month... Read Story
December 03, 2014, 06:09 AM


Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks were flat in October, rising by 1% month over month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “The month over month gain came... Read Story
December 01, 2014, 06:34 AM


October saw a record demand for the trailer industry, with 47,810 net orders placed, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“October net orders were up more than 90% year over year,” said... Read Story
November 26, 2014, 07:00 AM


Medium and heavy duty classes 5-8 orders were placed at very healthy levels in October, with Class 8 nearly breaking the all-time record for the industry. Total net orders for Class 8 were 45,978 units, up 76% year over year and the second best in... Read Story
November 21, 2014, 07:00 AM


Priority One Financial Services, Inc., the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, partners with NATDA to create a host of opportunities for  North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) members.NATDA members will... Read Story
November 18, 2014, 07:06 AM


With the natural gas powered vehicle market seemingly stalled as diesel fuel prices continue to drop, ACT Research has released the results of its updated research on U.S. Natural Gas transportation fuel trends in the heavy duty truck market. The... Read Story
November 12, 2014, 07:06 AM


Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks rose 6% month over month and 4% year over year in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“Year-to-date, sales... Read Story
November 04, 2014, 07:05 AM


Ryder System announced today that C.A.T. Inc. (formally Canadian American Transportation, Inc.) has signed a full-service lease agreement for 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors. This is Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in... Read Story
October 27, 2014, 07:17 AM


September saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, with 32,194 net orders placed, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The pace of orders continues to... Read Story
October 27, 2014, 07:12 AM


Diversified Transportation Finance has announced a new campaign to support trucking companies across the country.  Diversified Transportation Finance will now pay the basic membership dues for their customers to be members of the state trucking... Read Story
October 27, 2014, 07:10 AM


Medium and heavy duty classes 5-8 orders were at healthy levels again in September. Total net orders for Class 8 were 24,842 units, up 31% year over year. Classes 5-7 net orders, at 19,486, rose to their third strongest level since early 2008. These... Read Story
October 22, 2014, 06:51 AM


TAB Bank announced it provided $11.3 million in trucking equipment loans for 22 transportation companies during the 3rd quarter of 2014.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities... Read Story
October 10, 2014, 06:30 AM


August saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Both new and net orders posted gains of 30% month over month in... Read Story
September 29, 2014, 06:46 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in August, following a gain of 1.5% the previous month. In August, the index equaled 132.6 (2000=100) versus 130.5 in July. August’s index is the... Read Story
September 24, 2014, 06:00 AM


Class 8 orders continued in above-expectations mode in August. Total net orders were 25,363 units. Classes 5-7 net orders rose to a four-month high of 18,012. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released... Read Story
September 22, 2014, 06:57 AM


ACT Research has released the results of its updated research on U.S. Natural Gas transportation fuel trends in the heavy duty truck market. Additionally, the report details the impact of today’s trucker-favored market, in which focus is placed more... Read Story
September 19, 2014, 06:50 AM


Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in August as 43,100 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked. Over the course of the past twelve months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 531,500 units, an improvement of 20%/90k units compared to... Read Story
September 05, 2014, 06:00 AM


More than one-third of North America’s 100 largest private trucking fleets comprising the Transport Topics list of Top 100 Private Carriers turn to AmeriQuest Business Services for their procurement, fleet management, and financial process automation... Read Story
September 04, 2014, 06:30 AM


The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in July rose 2% above June’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“Year-to-date, sales are down 5%, but the YTD... Read Story
August 27, 2014, 06:00 AM


For the second month in a row, Class 8 orders surprised on the high side in July, with net orders of 30,103. Classes 5-7 net orders also posted a gain in July, coming in at 15,834 units. These results were published in the latest State of the... Read Story
August 22, 2014, 06:30 AM


Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle management, reports its Clean Diesel initiative that began in 2011 reached a new milestone. With multiple new clients, the company’s equipment... Read Story
August 12, 2014, 06:30 AM


Demand for commercial vehicles remained at healthy levels in July as 45,400 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked. In the ten months since the start of stronger orders last October, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have been booked at an average of 45,200... Read Story
August 06, 2014, 06:00 AM


The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in June rose 10% above May’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“June’s performance was a little counterintuitive, given... Read Story
July 28, 2014, 06:06 AM


June net orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year. Year-to-date net orders of 156k are up 45% over the same period last year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
July 24, 2014, 06:15 AM


Class 8 orders in June surprised on the high side after a solid May. Total net orders were 26,729 units. Classes 5-7 net orders declined for the second consecutive month, coming in at 15,055 units. These results were published in the latest State of... Read Story
July 21, 2014, 06:32 AM


TAB Bank provided $15.6 million in trucking equipment loans for 17 transportation companies during the 2nd quarter for 2014.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities including... Read Story
July 08, 2014, 06:50 AM


Demand for commercial vehicles remained at healthy levels in June as 41,300 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked (44.8k SA). Since the start of the period of stronger orders last October, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have been booked at a 541,900... Read Story
July 07, 2014, 06:00 AM


The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in May dropped 12% below April’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “The volume drop was expected, since sales usually... Read Story
June 26, 2014, 06:00 AM


The trailer industry booked 22,300 net orders in May according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“May net orders rose 52% year over year,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation... Read Story
June 25, 2014, 05:00 AM


Class 8 orders rebounded in May after falling below expectations in April. Conversely, Classes 5-7 net orders pulled back sharply from April’s stellar performance. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently... Read Story
June 20, 2014, 06:00 AM


Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation announced  that it has completed a $100 million trade receivables securitization program. The liquidity is provided by one of NFC's relationship banks. The... Read Story
June 02, 2014, 06:00 AM


The October to April trailer industry order season gained 25% over the 2012-2013 season according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Most of the strength came from dry and reefer vans. “April... Read Story
May 27, 2014, 06:00 AM


Ensuring driver safety is the biggest priority of fleet managers, according to a survey conducted at the 2014 NAFA Institute and Expo by GE Capital Fleet Services. With more than a third (35 percent) of fleet managers identifying it as their main... Read Story
May 14, 2014, 06:35 AM


According to a Transport Topics article, truck manufacturers generally agreed with their projections from a year ago that the natural-gas, heavy-duty truck market would reach 10% by 2020 at ACT Expo.The Transport Topics article quotes Robert Carrick... Read Story
May 08, 2014, 06:50 AM


Freedom Truck Finance (Freedom) announced its entrance into the transportation equipment finance market with a proven automotive lending track record, targeted programs and unsurpassed customer service. Freedom is a secondary class 8 truck finance... Read Story
May 07, 2014, 06:58 AM


April North American Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,800 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 24,400 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month.“Total NA Classes 5-8 orders totaled 42,200 units in April. While... Read Story
May 05, 2014, 06:00 AM


Trailer order volumes eased month over month in April, but large fleet commitments were still providing support, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Cancellations posted single-digit... Read Story
April 30, 2014, 05:58 AM


CIT Group announced that it served as Joint Lead Arranger in a $450 million senior secured credit facility for YRC Worldwide, one of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) operators in North America. LTL carriers collect freight from various shippers... Read Story
April 02, 2014, 07:00 AM


The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks set a record for the second consecutive month in February at just over $44,400, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by... Read Story
March 31, 2014, 06:00 AM


According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), new trailer order volumes of 32,143 trailers netted to 29,947 units after cancellations. “Net orders were up 17% sequentially and up 68% from the... Read Story
March 24, 2014, 06:56 AM


Class 8 net orders in February were up 30% y/y and Classes 5-7 net orders were up 18%. 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. (ACT).... Read Story
March 21, 2014, 06:00 AM


February NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 19,600 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 29,200 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month. “February’s Class 8 orders were the fifth best since Q2 2006,” said Kenny Vieth... Read Story
March 06, 2014, 06:00 AM


Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year over year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“Seven of the ten trailer categories had y/y growth in... Read Story
February 27, 2014, 06:10 AM


ACT Research Co., LLC, has released on-line fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, www.actresearch.net, allow fleets to... Read Story
February 25, 2014, 06:45 AM


Class 8 net orders started 2014 with a high-side surprise, up 9% m/m and” 51% y/y; Classes 5-7 also got off to a good start with orders up 14% m/m and 33% y/y. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the... Read Story
February 20, 2014, 06:20 AM


Daimler Truck Financial announced that 2014 marks a company milestone, 40 years in the U.S. trucking industry. Since its inception, Daimler Truck Financial has grown its portfolio to more than 8.7 billion dollars with a customer base of more than 500... Read Story
February 18, 2014, 06:56 AM


American Power Group Corporation announced a new leasing program for APG dual fuel conversions and related natural gas tank systems that will be offered by Vision Financial Group, Inc. through its specialty unit VFG Energy Leasing and Finance ("VFG")... Read Story
February 11, 2014, 07:02 AM


With natural gas as a fuel for heavy truck transportation gaining traction, ACT Research Co., LLC has completed the last of a trilogy of reports on the emerging trend. The white paper is entitled “TAKING THE NEXT STEP: Preparing the Maintenance Shop... Read Story
February 10, 2014, 07:00 AM


The trailer industry saw a 14% month over month gain in net orders in December, as six of the ten trailer categories posted positive results. For 2013, a total of 231,700 orders were booked, down just under 2% from 2012’s result. This was the third... Read Story
January 27, 2014, 06:00 AM


December was the second biggest Class 8 order month since March 2006, with orders up roughly 50% month over month and year over year. Meanwhile, medium duty December net orders fell month over month; but year-over-year orders were mixed, with Classes... Read Story
January 24, 2014, 06:38 AM


According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide sales of natural gas trucks and buses will grow from 170,200 annually in 2013 to 398,400 by 2022.Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines... Read Story
January 21, 2014, 06:45 AM


Transport Capital Partners (TCP) survey results in a recent TruckingInfo.com article show improving conditions in the industry, but also some cause for hesitancy. According to the article, the steady growth of the economy is producing increasingly... Read Story
January 20, 2014, 06:55 AM


Bloomberg reports that YRC Worldwide Inc., a U.S. trucking company that averted bankruptcy in 2011, is seeking $1.15 billion in loans to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. According to the Bloomberg report... Read Story
January 08, 2014, 06:30 AM


TAB Bank provided $4.7 million in equipment loans for 27 trucking companies during the 4th quarter for 2013.  Based in different regions of the country, these companies represent a broad spectrum of trucking entities including one-truck... Read Story
January 08, 2014, 06:00 AM


According to ACT Research, December NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 14,200 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 31,800 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month.“This is the time of the year when the large fleets... Read Story
January 06, 2014, 06:15 AM


PHH Arval, a leading global fleet management services provider, has expanded its alternative fuel capabilities through an agreement with VNG.CO, a creator of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling network. The agreement will support PHH fleets... Read Story
January 03, 2014, 07:04 AM


Daimler Trucks said is about to reach its sales target for 2013 and to deliver more trucks than in any year since 2006. Despite having to contend with a comparatively difficult market environment, the company said it benefited from its global... Read Story
December 31, 2013, 07:01 AM


Used commercial vehicle registrations during the first nine months of the 2013 calendar year were up just under eight percent over the same period last year, according to Polk.  Nearly 527,500 used commercial registrations were recorded during the... Read Story
December 30, 2013, 07:00 AM


According to the  most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the robust 43% month-over-month gain in net orders in October was followed by November’s less vigorous 3% month-over-month improvement. Strength... Read Story
December 27, 2013, 06:36 AM


According to the State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), 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... Read Story
December 20, 2013, 06:20 AM


The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks continues to hold up better than expected, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“For the first ten months... Read Story
November 27, 2013, 06:30 AM


According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the fall order season for trailers kicked off with an impressive 43% month over month net order gain. Total net orders were 24,900 units. The... Read Story
November 25, 2013, 06:30 AM


According to the State of the Industry report released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), Classes 5-8 orders were strong in October. The report covers Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market.“October brought a sharp move upward from the... Read Story
November 21, 2013, 06:45 AM


October was a very positive month for new order placement, exceeding order trends of the past few months. When released mid-month, NA Classes 5-7 orders are expected at 18,600 units (±5%) and Class 8 orders are expected at 26,300 units (±5%).“The... Read Story
November 07, 2013, 06:30 AM


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. This information was included in the most recent State of... Read Story
October 29, 2013, 06:49 AM


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... Read Story
October 25, 2013, 06:49 AM


GE Capital's Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the conversion of heavy-duty trucking fleets... Read Story
October 22, 2013, 06:59 AM


September is typically the second weakest order month of the year for Class 8, so modest activity was expected. Class 8 net orders were 19,018 units. Meanwhile, the medium duty market was able to mostly offset a sharp pullback in bus orders to net 16... Read Story
October 21, 2013, 06:23 AM


The Q3 2013 Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Trucking Quarterly says the trucking industry is continuing its long haul toward full economic recovery. According to the report, orders of class 8 trucks stalled slightly over the summer, but as the economy... Read Story
October 09, 2013, 06:52 AM


After posting the second best order month in nearly 6 years in August, September’s Classes 5-7 vehicle orders returned to the prevailing order trend. When released mid-month, NA Classes 5-7 orders are expected at 16,500 units (±5%). Class 8 orders... Read Story
October 04, 2013, 06:35 AM


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. (ACT). Net orders of 15,780 units... Read Story
September 30, 2013, 06:36 AM


The average selling price of total reported Class 8 used trucks continued to hold up better than expected in August, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.“For the first... Read Story
September 25, 2013, 06:28 AM


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... Read Story
September 23, 2013, 06:30 AM


FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) reading of 8.41 in July reflects a 30% improvement over the previous month’s reading. The jump reflects the indexes forward look at an expected pricing uptick for truckers this fall as capacity tightens with... Read Story
September 16, 2013, 06:48 AM


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... Read Story
September 06, 2013, 06:15 AM


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... Read Story
August 28, 2013, 06:29 AM


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. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry:... Read Story
August 27, 2013, 06:26 AM


NA 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. While ACT does not forecast net orders, order intake assumptions are... Read Story
August 05, 2013, 06:50 AM


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. (ACT).“June’s cancellation rate was only half of... Read Story
July 26, 2013, 06:57 AM


ACT Research Co. (ACT) said that although commercial vehicle orders slipped month over month in June, there was still good news to be had. Class 8 net orders fell below 20,000 units for the first time since last September at 18,830 units. Classes 5-7... Read Story
July 22, 2013, 06:43 AM


FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for May as reported in the July 2013 Trucking Update at 12.4 is unchanged from the previous month continuing to reflect a positive environment for trucking. The TCI is designed to summarize a full collection of... Read Story
July 15, 2013, 06:57 AM


North American 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. Similar to Class 8, June’s medium-duty orders exhibited the same pattern of... Read Story
July 03, 2013, 06:58 AM


American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of U.S. Freight Forecast to 2024, which projects an overall increase in freight volumes for all modes of more than 20% and an increase in the amount of that freight moved by trucks. The... Read Story
June 27, 2013, 07:00 AM


Volumes for used Class 8 trucks slipped slightly in May due to the retail market slowing 4% month over month. Auction and wholesale segments saw month over month gains. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of... Read Story
June 26, 2013, 07:00 AM


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. May’s volume was more in line with seasonal expectations, according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
June 25, 2013, 06:35 AM


According to GE Capital's Spring 2013 Truck Transportation Research Update, public carrier earnings during Q1 2013 were generally positive and driven by rising freight volume coupled with moderating fuel costs. However, the reports cites the fact... Read Story
June 04, 2013, 06:50 AM


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. The update... Read Story
May 28, 2013, 06:52 AM


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. This update on industry performance was reported in the... Read Story
May 24, 2013, 07:01 AM


GB Credit Partners, the investment management affiliate of Gordon Brothers Group, announced that they have provided a $15 million second lien equipment term loan to Dana Transport, Inc.  Dana Transport, Inc. is an industry leading chemical and fuel... Read Story
May 23, 2013, 07:05 AM