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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


Forty-four percent of fleet managers cited maximizing productivity as their primary concern in managing their company’s truck fleet, according to a recent survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services.Highlighting fleet managers’ increased focus on... Read Story
May 14, 2013, 07:00 AM


FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing April Class 8 truck net orders at 23,026, 6% above March numbers. Orders for Class 8 trucks have now been above 20,000 for five consecutive months with April orders 37% improved from a year ago.... Read Story
May 14, 2013, 06:55 AM


Red Classic Services has partnered with Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing to achieve optimum performance in Red Classic’s fleet operations. The goal: To maximize fuel economy, reduce... Read Story
May 13, 2013, 07:05 AM


CIT Group Inc. announced that CIT Corporate Finance provided a $20 million senior secured loan to Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), one of the largest locally-owned transportation providers in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico. The financing... Read Story
May 09, 2013, 07:05 AM


The Spring Trucking Report released from TAB Bank is showing signs of renewed economic growth according to monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions, invoice size, and industrial production. Historically, trends in trucking and... Read Story
April 30, 2013, 07:01 AM


IronPlanet launched TruckPlanet, an online marketplace dedicated exclusively to buying and selling used commercial trucks. “We are very excited to bring the same marketplace that changed the used equipment business to the truck industry,” said Greg... Read Story
April 26, 2013, 07:14 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, the used truck market enjoyed a second consecutive month of improved volumes in March. The retail market was flat compared to... Read Story
April 26, 2013, 06:07 AM


Net trailer orders for March were down 6% month over month and 12% year over year. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Although orders are down, the... Read Story
April 24, 2013, 06:00 AM


According to a report from Commercial Carriers Journal (CCJ), business conditions in trucking were improved in March over February, according to the latest Randall-Reilly MarketPulse survey of trucking conditions. The reports cites that  53% of the... Read Story
April 22, 2013, 07:10 AM


Class 8 orders rose above 20,000 units for a sixth consecutive month in March, but fell sequentially for the first time since November. March Class 8 net orders totaled just over 22,000 units. Medium duty net orders totaled 15,400 units,  a volume... Read Story
April 22, 2013, 06:55 AM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for February as reported in the April 2013 Trucking Update reflected an increasingly improving outlook for trucking with another month-over-month increase of 2+ points to a reading of 12.9. The upward movement of... Read Story
April 15, 2013, 07:04 AM


N.A. Class 8 net orders were above 20,000 units for a sixth consecutive month in March, but fell below February’s intake. Classes 5-7 net orders were down month over month and year over year. The final numbers, which will be released mid-April, will... Read Story
April 04, 2013, 07:00 AM


Beacon Funding Corporation, an equipment financing company specializing in the tow industry, partnered with Agero, formerly Cross Country Automotive Services, to offer Agero Service Providers enhanced truck financing options. In efforts to make the... Read Story
April 02, 2013, 07:11 AM


According to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), despite declining from January levels, February commercial trailer orders were strong enough to maintain industry backlogs. Caution, but not... Read Story
March 27, 2013, 07:00 AM


Class 8 orders rose above 20,000 units for a fifth consecutive month in February, while a surge in step-van orders pushed new medium duty demand above the prevailing trend. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was... Read Story
March 26, 2013, 07:00 AM


According to an article posted in Truck News, the North American truck market will remain flat this year, with better prospects for growth in the coming years, according to truck manufacturer and supplier executives at this year’s Mid-America... Read Story
March 25, 2013, 07:00 AM


FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for January slipped an additional two points falling to a reading of negative 7.1, reflecting deteriorating conditions for shippers in the early months of 2013.  The SCI is forecast to continue to move... Read Story
March 22, 2013, 06:42 AM


According to the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Q1 2013 Trucking Quarterly, the headwinds faced by the transportation industry in 2012 will continue in 2013.Jon Eide, National Sales Manager, of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Commercial Vehicle Group... Read Story
March 20, 2013, 02:29 PM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for January as reported in the March 2013 Trucking Update jumped 2.2 points from the previous month to a new reading of 10.6. The upward trend in the TCI reflects improved freight growth and expectation for... Read Story
March 19, 2013, 07:04 AM


North America heavy duty GVW Class 8 preliminary net orders for February rose sequentially and year-over-year, narrowly besting October 2012 to reach their highest reading since January 2012, while medium duty orders exhibited strong growth. The... Read Story
March 07, 2013, 07:02 AM


Used Class 8 truck sales volumes were down in January, falling 6% month over month and 3% year over year. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
February 27, 2013, 07:08 AM


The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-to-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog. This update on... Read Story
February 25, 2013, 07:00 AM


Class 8 orders rose for a second consecutive month and remained above 20,000 units for a fourth consecutive month in January. Medium duty orders totaled nearly 14,000 units. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was... Read Story
February 22, 2013, 06:55 AM


The Trucker reported that sales of Class 8 trucks totaled 13,158, a drop of 27.4% from December 2012 and a 6.8% decline from January 2012.According to the report, only the Daimler nameplates — Freightliner and Western Star — showed sales increases... Read Story
February 14, 2013, 07:00 AM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for December as reported in the February 2013 Trucking Update came in with a reading of 8.38 reflective of the current good environment for truckers. By mid-2013 the TCI is expected to rise significantly, caused... Read Story
February 11, 2013, 07:00 AM


FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing January Class 8 truck net orders at 22,235, 7% higher than December but down 11% year over year.  Orders for Class 8 vehicles have been above the 20,000 mark for the past four months, showing some... Read Story
February 05, 2013, 07:00 AM


The Winter Trucking Report released from TAB Bank is showing signs of a slow and steady economic recovery according to monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions, and invoice size. Historically, trends in trucking and... Read Story
January 31, 2013, 07:00 AM


According to latest update on the used truck market reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, the wholesale used market was the only segment to grow from 2011 to 2012, up 3%.... Read Story
January 30, 2013, 06:30 AM


Truckinginfo reported that carriers will continue to be very conservative in replacing their fleet equipment over the next twelve months, according to the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey from Transport Capital Partners. According to... Read Story
January 28, 2013, 07:22 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8% in December after surging 3.9% in November. (The 3.9% gain in November was revised from a 3.7% increase ATA reported on December 18... Read Story
January 23, 2013, 06:59 AM


Medium duty demand ended 2012 on a strong note. 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). The report covers Class 5 through 8... Read Story
January 22, 2013, 07:05 AM


North America heavy duty GVW Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012. The final numbers, which will be released mid-January, will approach 14,200 units for medium duty... Read Story
January 04, 2013, 07:22 AM


Reuters reported Daimler said its truck division was able to significantly increase sales to about 424,000 vehicles during the eleven month period of January-November, achieving growth of about 14.3% over 2011.According to the report, Daimler said... Read Story
December 28, 2012, 07:15 AM


Class 8 unit sales sank 16% month-over-month in November. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “The good news is that prices in... Read Story
December 28, 2012, 07:00 AM


New trailer orders slid back slightly month over month in November with 22,306 net orders on the books. The comparison was against a very strong October. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
December 27, 2012, 07:31 AM


According to the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Q4 2012 Trucking Quarterly, growth in the trucking industry is expected to remain at a sub-par pace over the next two quarters as the fiscal cliff negotiations heat up. According to the report, Sam... Read Story
December 13, 2012, 07:48 AM


The revenue outlook for truck leasing firms is undergoing a shift as truck operators begin to re-assess the economics of long-term leasing opportunities, according to Fitch Ratings. Demand for short-term commercial truck rentals has been relatively... Read Story
December 11, 2012, 07:24 AM


After a brief hiatus in September, the used truck market appears to moving in the right direction, as Class 8 unit sales improved 6% month-over-month. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
November 28, 2012, 07:03 AM


New trailer orders rose by nearly a third from September to 24,707 units in October. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Dry vans were responsible... Read Story
November 26, 2012, 07:37 AM


North America Classes 5-8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for October, as reported by ACT Research rose to levels of “best since” comparisons. The final numbers, which will be released mid-November, will approach 23,200 units for heavy duty... Read Story
November 05, 2012, 06:19 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, September’s weak performance all but wiped out the gains that had been made in the used truck market the prior three months. “Class... Read Story
October 29, 2012, 06:04 AM


Net orders for trailers jumped 11% month over month in September, rising to 16,990 units. That is a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 224,800 units. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 06:37 AM


Class 8 new and net orders continued to soften in September as the perceived threat of bad economic news impacts potential truck buyers. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the Industry... Read Story
October 24, 2012, 06:49 AM


American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told fleet executives that freight volumes continue to be varied, depending on the sector and trucking’s outlook will be cloudy in the months ahead. “As far as freight volumes, the trucking... Read Story
October 10, 2012, 08:01 AM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for August, as reported in the October 2012 Trucking Update published October 1, rose 1.4 points from July to a reading of 5.8. The index has been in mildly positive territory, but without clear direction, since... Read Story
October 04, 2012, 07:17 AM


Truckinginfo reported the number of carriers expecting to add little or no capacity in the next 12 months has remained fairly constant at around 70-74% for the last five quarters, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business... Read Story
October 03, 2012, 07:30 AM


Energy 1 Corporation announced it has acquired Master Lease of Delaware, a truck & trailer leasing business based in Henderson, Colorado. Master Lease's customer base consists primarily of owner-operators and small trucking companies who haul for... Read Story
October 03, 2012, 06:52 AM


Pricing continues to be the most interesting and watched of the used truck market metrics. In August, pricing was up for all three time period comparisons, month over month, year over year, and year-to-date over year-to-date. Volumes also increase... Read Story
October 01, 2012, 07:39 AM


With growth in the automotive and farming industries lifting the economies of the Great Lakes Region and Nebraska, the PacLease network of 450 locations in the United States and Canada is adding seven new franchise locations.Premier PacLease is... Read Story
September 27, 2012, 06:39 AM


The Fall Trucking Report released from TAB Bank is showing signs of steady growth according to monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions, and invoice size. Historically, trends in trucking and transportation serve as good... Read Story
September 25, 2012, 07:16 AM


Weakness at the front end of the demand cycle for heavy duty commercial vehicles persisted into August, although underlying fundamentals are healthy. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the... Read Story
September 21, 2012, 07:07 AM


According to the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Trucking Quarterly Report for Q3 2012, improved performance in new home construction should help support growth in the transportation industry during the second half of the year. The report states that... Read Story
September 19, 2012, 07:34 AM


The Trucker reported heavy-duty new truck sales have recorded the best August in six years, another in a string of comparatively good reports — even as the numbers shows signs of a plateau in the industry recovery.According to figures provided to The... Read Story
September 14, 2012, 07:09 AM


ACT Research noted all the month-over month comparisons – volume, price, miles, and age – for all weight groups of used trucks improved in July.“Up until a few months ago, most dealers cited a lack of inventory as the primary factor holding them back... Read Story
August 29, 2012, 06:15 AM


The Class 8 market continued to experience weak orders and falling backlogs. Build rates exceeded the pace of incoming orders again in July. Classes 5-7 continued to be a model of consistency with orders in line with build and steady, if low... Read Story
August 24, 2012, 07:00 AM


Transport Topics reported Trailer Leasing Alliance (TLA) launched a full-service trailer leasing operations with 16,000 late-model 53-foot trailers.  The equipment was recently acquired by US Trailer Holdings, TLA said July 31. According to the... Read Story
August 16, 2012, 06:29 AM


According to an article posted on Truck News, Mark Lampert, senior vice-president, sales and marketing with Freightliner admitted Class 8 order activity has slowed beyond expectations, but stated the company maintains an optimistic outlook for the... Read Story
August 13, 2012, 06:28 AM


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for June, as reported in the August 2012 Trucking Update, continued its downward trend, declining a half point from May to a reading of 4.5. This was weaker than initial expectations. The current economy continues to... Read Story
August 09, 2012, 07:28 AM


North America heavy duty GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for July, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC, were below trend, while Classes 5-7 net orders bounced back above the long run order trend. The final numbers, which will... Read Story
August 03, 2012, 07:00 AM


June used truck sales grew 8% over May, but lagged June 2011 and the first six months of 2011, while pricing appears to be slowing a little more rapidly than was previously expected. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of... Read Story
August 01, 2012, 06:12 AM


Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company's net income for the quarter was $17.4 million compared with net... Read Story
July 27, 2012, 07:13 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.2% in June after falling 1.0% in May. (May’s loss was larger than the 0.7% drop ATA reported on June 19.) June’s increase was the largest... Read Story
July 26, 2012, 06:49 AM


The Summer Trucking Report released from TAB Bank is showing broad signs of growth according to monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions, and invoice size. Historically, trends in trucking and transportation serve as good... Read Story
July 25, 2012, 06:28 AM


Bloomberg reported that Volvo AB, the world’s second-largest truck maker, said second-quarter vehicle orders dropped 19% because of a weakening economic outlook in North America and southern Europe.  According to the report, sales contracts fell to... Read Story
July 24, 2012, 06:30 AM


In the Class 8 market, weak orders persisted through June, while activity in the Classes 5-7 markets remained generally unchanged. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the Industry report... Read Story
July 23, 2012, 07:00 AM


After a significant dip during the Great Recession, and a mild economic recovery, the U.S. freight economy, particularly for trucking, is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead, according to American Trucking Associations’ U.S. Freight... Read Story
July 10, 2012, 06:40 AM


North America heavy duty GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for June, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC remained soft. Classes 5-7 net orders also fell below trend, but the decline was expected, as medium-duty activity typically... Read Story
July 06, 2012, 06:50 AM


Analysts with Great American Group, a leading provider of asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services, have seen a continued decline in the availability of low-mileage used heavy duty trucks in May. According to the American Truck Dealers and... Read Story
July 03, 2012, 07:15 AM


The average retail selling price for a used Class 8 truck dropped to $48,643 in May, down 6% month over month, but 3% above the average price in May 2011. On a year-to-date basis, prices remained 13% above last year’s pace. The update on the used... Read Story
June 27, 2012, 07:00 AM


Trailer industry orders softened in May. Given that orders in May have fallen below April volumes in ten of the past 12 years, the decline was anticipated. That they fell as far as they did – down 23% month over month on a seasonally adjusted basis –... Read Story
June 26, 2012, 03:00 PM


In an environment that should support healthy demand, ACT Research believes that a lack of confidence by the credit-buyer side of the market is at the root of the three-month downturn experienced in the Class 8 market. In the most recent issue of the... Read Story
June 22, 2012, 07:00 AM


ACT Research lowered its Class 8 build expectations for the second half of the year due to continuing softness in demand in its June issue of the ACT N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. Expectations for medium-duty build were unchanged. The trailer... Read Story
June 13, 2012, 06:45 AM


According to the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Trucking Quarterly Q2 2012 report, truck orders have been weak so far this year reflecting the sluggish environment. Citing rising fuel costs, higher truck prices, election and policy uncertainty and the... Read Story
June 08, 2012, 07:45 AM


Used commercial vehicle registrations (GVW 3-8) in the U.S. declined 26.7% to 164,024 units during the first quarter of 2012 as compared with the same timeframe in 2011 according to a recent Polk report. "While used vehicle registrations remain... Read Story
June 07, 2012, 06:30 AM


FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing May Class 8 truck net orders at 17,650 units, a modest upturn after four months of decline. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs. May orders were only up 5% from a weak... Read Story
June 06, 2012, 06:30 AM


North America medium and heavy duty GVW Classes 5 and 6-7 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for May were down from April as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). Class 8 numbers, while still soft, were up from actual numbers in April. The... Read Story
June 05, 2012, 07:00 AM


April saw a turn-around in the trend of the prior two months in the Used Class 8 truck market, as volumes sank and pricing rose. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used... Read Story
May 30, 2012, 07:30 AM


Forty-six percent of fleet managers cite cost savings as the primary focus of executive management as it relates to their company’s fleet operations, according to a recent survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services. This was followed by on-time... Read Story
May 25, 2012, 06:30 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.1% in April after increasing 0.6% in March. (March’s gain was more than the preliminary 0.2% increase ATA reported on April 24.) The latest... Read Story
May 24, 2012, 07:00 AM


According the Polk Quarterly Commercial Vehicle Report for March, new commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first quarter of the 2012 calendar year were 129,755 units, representing a 26.6% increase over same period of 2011.... Read Story
May 23, 2012, 07:15 AM


Softer orders and a continuation of strong build caused the Class 8 backlog to fall nearly 8,000 units to 106,407 units in April. This updated status was included in the State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 07:00 AM


Transport Topics reported Volvo AB’s North American truck deliveries rose 39% in April from a year ago. According to the report, sales for its Volvo and Mack brands improved to 4,712 trucks, from 3,388 a year ago, Sweden-based Volvo said in a... Read Story
May 17, 2012, 07:00 AM


ACT Research in its May issue of the ACT N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK continues to believe that U.S. economic activity in 2012 will expand at a moderate pace of 2.2% with slow employment growth acting as a brake on more robust growth. Inflationary... Read Story
May 14, 2012, 07:00 AM


North America medium and heavy duty GVW Classes 6-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for April were down from March as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). The final numbers, which will be released mid-May, will approach... Read Story
May 04, 2012, 06:30 AM


According to the IBISWorld report on the Truck Trailer Manufacturing industry, the truck trailer manufacturing industry’s revenue is expected to grow during the five years to 2017 as firms will have to adapt to new technologies that make truck... Read Story
May 03, 2012, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck pricing slipped for the second consecutive month in March. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Prices are not... Read Story
April 27, 2012, 07:00 AM


Net orders for trailers fell 11% month-over-month in March, but for the quarter were almost identical to orders in Q1 2011. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 06:30 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.2% in March after increasing 0.5% in February. (February’s rise was unchanged from the preliminary gain reported on March 27th.) The SA index... Read Story
April 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


Class 8 new and net orders of 22,038 and 20,025 units, respectively, were the lowest order volume since last July. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the Industry report, recently released... Read Story
April 23, 2012, 06:30 AM


The release of the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Associations, now available for sale through ATA Business Solutions, shows that trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral... Read Story
April 18, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Trucker reported that heavy-duty new truck sales in March topped 17,000 and were the best to date for 2012, and also the best since October 2011.  This also made March the second best single month in five years.According to the report, figures... Read Story
April 13, 2012, 06:00 AM


ACT Research has maintained its forecasts in the latest issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK.  “The economy and commercial vehicle demand are both generally in line with expectations,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president & senior... Read Story
April 12, 2012, 06:00 AM


According to a report from thetrucker.com, carriers are less hesitant than in Q4 2011 to purchase equipment according to the Transport Capital Partners 1st Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey.The report indicates that in November of 2011, 73%... Read Story
April 06, 2012, 08:00 AM


North America medium and heavy duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for March were reported today by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). The final numbers, which will be released mid-April, will approach 20,000 units... Read Story
April 04, 2012, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called on Congress to swiftly adopt a proposal introduced by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Penn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on large trucks and replace it... Read Story
April 04, 2012, 06:45 AM


Bloomberg reported that North American truck makers are poised for a third year of sales gains as the economic recovery forces fleet owners to replace aging vehicles. According to the report, shipments of Class 8 trucks  may rise 12% in 2012 to more... Read Story
March 30, 2012, 06:30 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in February after falling 4.6% in January (revised from 4%). The latest gain put the SA index at 119.3, up from January’s level of 118.7. ... Read Story
March 29, 2012, 05:45 AM


ACT Research reported that in February, the performance differences between total vans and all other trailers was striking: net orders for total van trailers were off 32% month over month while all other trailers posted a gain of 31%. This update on... Read Story
March 28, 2012, 07:00 AM


February commercial vehicle net orders fell modestly below most people’s expectations. However, the results did not change ACT Research’s expectation for a very strong year of Class 8 demand. This updated status of the North America commercial... Read Story
March 20, 2012, 07:30 AM


GE Capital’s Spring 2012 Industry Research Monitor on Truck Transportation indicates the U.S. economy and freight indicators are holding steady. According to the report, high asset age, increased capacity utilization and improving used equipment... Read Story
March 19, 2012, 07:45 AM


The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 3.6% in January from December, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics'... Read Story
March 16, 2012, 08:00 AM


A Polk analysis of new and used commercial vehicle registrations (GVW 3-8) in the U.S. finds 1.25 million units were registered during the 2011 calendar year.  Used commercial vehicle registrations reached a record level for a calendar year of... Read Story
March 15, 2012, 08:00 AM


ACT Research has shifted its long term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry. The cycle peak in 2013 has been adjusted downward, with stronger demand now stretching through 2014, according to the March issue of the ACT North American... Read Story
March 13, 2012, 07:00 AM


North America medium and heavy duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for February were down from January as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). The final numbers, which will be released mid-March, will... Read Story
March 05, 2012, 06:15 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.0% in January after surging 6.4% in December 2011.  The latest contraction put the SA index at 119.4 (2000=100), down from December’s record... Read Story
February 29, 2012, 07:30 AM


Used Class 8 truck price appreciation was prevalent in January sales in the retail and wholesale channels. The sole weak spot was the month-over-month change in auction results. Strength in pricing is once again attributed to soft volumes. The update... Read Story
February 28, 2012, 07:00 AM


January trailer net orders eased from December to 26,000 units, but they were the strongest orders for the first month of the year since 2006. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
February 27, 2012, 06:30 AM


ACT Research reported that despite a continuation of strong build, incrementally stronger orders allowed the Class 8 backlog to rise in January to 125,200 units, the highest backlog volume since last July. Classes 5-7 backlog rose to 36,500 units.... Read Story
February 22, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to the Polk Quarterly Commercial Vehicle Report for December 2011, the health of the commercial vehicle market is most accurately illustrated by combining new and used vehicle registrations and examining the year-to-year change.According to... Read Story
February 20, 2012, 08:30 AM


ACT Research remains bullish on Class 8 in the medium to longer term, according to the February issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “We look for economic activity in 2012 to expand at a... Read Story
February 14, 2012, 07:15 AM


In a press release issued by Wabash National, Dick Giromini, President and Chief Executive Officer, offered commentary on the company’s fourth quarter and full year results on trailer shipments stating, “New trailer shipments of 13,600 for the fourth... Read Story
February 13, 2012, 07:00 AM


Transport Topics reported Daimler Trucks raised fourth-quarter earnings before interest and taxes 5% to $569.7 million, reflecting a 22% increase in worldwide truck sales.According to the report, fourth quarter worldwide truck sales rose to 129,404... Read Story
February 10, 2012, 06:30 AM


North America medium and heavy duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for January were generally in line with expectations, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). The final numbers, which will be released... Read Story
February 06, 2012, 06:00 AM


Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Volvo AB, the world’s second-largest truck maker, reported fourth-quarter operating profit that missed analysts’ estimates because of slowing sales growth in western Europe and China.Earnings before interest and... Read Story
February 03, 2012, 07:00 AM


PACCAR reported strong revenues and net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 and achieved its 73rd consecutive year of net profit. PACCAR’s fourth quarter revenues of $4.85 billion were the highest quarterly revenues in company history,” said Mark... Read Story
January 31, 2012, 07:00 AM


ACT reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales reversed their slide into negative territory in December. Volumes were consistent among channels on a sequential basis. All three segments, auction, retail and wholesale, saw improvement relative... Read Story
January 27, 2012, 07:30 AM


In a recent special report posted on The Wallstreet Transcript, Kevin W. Sterling, CFA, Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst in the transportation services group at BB&T Capital Markets discussed how Ryder Systems’ uptick in... Read Story
January 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


Class 8 orders ended the year with the second best order month in six years as Class 8 net orders rose to 30,293 units. When seasonally adjusted, December’s orders were the best since April and resumed the stronger order trend that has been observed... Read Story
January 23, 2012, 07:30 AM


Trucknews.com reported that Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) expects the North American Class 8 market to bounce back in 2012 with retail sales of 232,000 trucks. About 27,500 of those are expected to be sold in Canada, according to a market... Read Story
January 12, 2012, 07:00 AM


ACT Research expects the pace of U.S. economic activity to operate at around a 2% rate as 2012 unfolds, according to the January issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).  “A wide range of U.S.... Read Story
January 12, 2012, 06:00 AM


North America heavy GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for December were slightly higher than expected, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). The final numbers, which will be released mid-January, will approach 30,100 units... Read Story
January 06, 2012, 06:30 AM


Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board. The industry posted its strongest monthly order volume since March 2006. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the... Read Story
December 29, 2011, 08:00 AM


Reuters reported Daimler expects its truck unit to grow in 2012 and is confident the company can handle difficulties that may arise of global economic turmoil. The article quotes Daimler Trucks chief Andreas Renschler saying, "We're keeping a close... Read Story
December 27, 2011, 06:30 AM


After rising to their third highest net order volume of the year in October, Class 8 orders fell below trend in November, falling to their second lowest volume in 2011.Class 8 new and net orders totaled 24,354 and 20,603 units, respectively. Despite... Read Story
December 21, 2011, 06:00 AM


Reuters reported Volvo, the world’s number two truck maker said that shipments of its trucks rose 22% year-on-year in November, led by North America, after a 25% rise in October.As reported by Reuters, Volvo said unit shipments were up 12% in Europe... Read Story
December 19, 2011, 06:30 AM


Trailer-Body Builders reported that according to figures compiled by Wards Communications, medium and heavy truck sales were up 33% in November compared to the same period in 2010, but sales were down 7% from last October.According to the report, U.S... Read Story
December 14, 2011, 06:00 AM


FleetOwner reported that according to Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) 4th Quarter 2011 Survey, carriers are optimistic for the 2012. According to the report, the 4th quarter survey showed 61% of carriers responding expect freight volumes to... Read Story
December 08, 2011, 06:00 AM


North America heavy GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for November surprised on the downside, coming in well below October actuals, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). The final numbers, which will be released mid-December... Read Story
December 06, 2011, 07:00 AM


Truckinginfo reported that CK Commercial Vehicle Research recently surveyed 64 representative small, medium and large for-hire as well as private and government fleets for its 2011 annual fleet study.According to the report, the fleets surveyed... Read Story
December 05, 2011, 07:00 AM


New and net trailer orders in October rose to their highest levels since April and May at 19,408 units and 17,384 units, respectively. Taking seasonality into account, October’s backlog rose a modest 1.5% month over month. This update on industry... Read Story
November 25, 2011, 09:30 AM


ACT Research reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales slipped back into negative territory in October, after enjoying a recovery in September. Scarce inventory and sustained demand may be the cause. The update on the used market was reported... Read Story
November 25, 2011, 08:30 AM


Class 8 new and net orders rose to six month highs in October, to 29,824 and 28,026 units, respectively. This order flow suggests that 2011 will end strong with production at or above 250,000 units and also sets the stage for a robust 2012. This... Read Story
November 21, 2011, 07:30 AM


Reuters reported that Volvo, the world’s second largest truck maker said its truck shipments rose 25% in October.  The report also states Volvo has reduced its forecast for the scale of future recovery due to the European debt crisis. According to... Read Story
November 16, 2011, 06:30 AM


The Trucker reported that new truck sales in the heavy-duty category more than doubled in October versus the monthly total from October 2010, and were the best so far in 2011. The report states that according to figures provided to The Trucker by... Read Story
November 14, 2011, 07:00 AM


Bloomberg Business Week reported Volvo AB, the world's second-largest maker of commercial vehicles, and maker of Mack trucks in North America and Renault trucks in Europe predicted on Oct. 25 that industry-wide heavy-truck sales in North America will... Read Story
November 09, 2011, 07:00 AM


Transport Topics reported Kenworth, a division of Paccar Inc. has gained 2.8% of market share in Class 8 retail sales for the first nine months of 2011 – to 13.1% form 10.3% during the same nine month period in 2010.  The company credits the... Read Story
November 08, 2011, 06:30 AM


Bloomberg reported that billionaire Carl Icahn holds a 9.8 percent stake in the company. Per this report, Icahn, who has been known to purchase shares in companies he considers to be under-performing, has held talks with the management about... Read Story
October 14, 2011, 08:13 PM


Transport Topics reported North American Fleets ordered 23,800 new Class 8 vehicles in the month of September, an increase of 55.5% over September 2010’s reported orders.  This performance improvement indicates the heavy-duty truck market recovery is... Read Story
October 12, 2011, 08:01 AM