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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Bancorp, Inc. announced key additions to the company’s executive leadership team. The following individuals have distinguished themselves as leaders and significant contributors to the company and join other named Executive Officers and Managing... Read Story
March 12, 2019, 07:20 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


August orders continued to reflect the early opening to the 2018/19 order season. Total trailer net orders of more than 38,000 units were up 31 percent month over month and 142 percent better than this time last year, according to this month’s issue... Read Story
September 26, 2018, 07:10 AM


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


Marlin Business Services Corp. announced it has acquired Fleet Financing Resources, LLC (FFR), a provider of equipment finance credit products focused on the commercial vehicle market.Exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed but Marlin... Read Story
September 20, 2018, 07:30 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


Price Digests announced its industry-leading vehicle database is now available through new online software. The new platform provides insurance and valuation professionals with a single source for rich spec data and accurate market values across... Read Story
July 26, 2018, 07:21 AM


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


In the July 2018 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services predict that in coming months, fleets will take delivery of additional new trucks, and trade activity will increase, forcing market dynamics to... Read Story
July 26, 2018, 07:00 AM


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


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


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for April 2018 net trailer orders is 23,100 units. “April was the 17th consecutive month of year-over-year gains for net orders, an indication of strong fleet confidence in current business conditions, as well as a... Read Story
May 11, 2018, 07:10 AM


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


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


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


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


ACT’s preliminary estimate for January 2018 net trailer orders is 39,100 units. Final January 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 +/-... Read Story
February 16, 2018, 07:17 AM


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


ACT Research reported the year closed on an extremely strong note, with 45,700 net orders posted to the backlog. That was the second highest net order month in the industry’s history, trailing only October 2014.“Major support came from dry vans... Read Story
January 25, 2018, 07:00 AM


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


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


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


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


Price Digests, the leading asset data provider to the commercial insurance and equipment finance industries, has launched a new solution that brings scale and efficiency to valuing large on-highway truck and trailer fleets. Leveraging... Read Story
December 14, 2017, 07:05 AM


Fleet Advantage released its 2017 Truck Lifecycle Data Index (TLDI) comparing all-in operating costs of early-model Class-8 trucks to 2018 model-year replacements. The TLDI shows significant cost savings when replacing older-model vehicles with 2018... Read Story
December 06, 2017, 07:30 AM


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


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


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


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


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


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes gained some ground in August, following two consecutive months of declines, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel... Read Story
September 27, 2017, 07:00 AM


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


Following eight consecutive months with steadily higher volumes, North American Medium Duty & Heavy Duty Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in April’s preliminary reading, sliding 13% from March to 42,500 units. All of the month-over-month decline in... Read Story
May 04, 2017, 06:22 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


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


Price Digests, the leading asset data provider to the commercial insurance and equipment finance industries, announced a new API platform to power the next generation of vehicle analytics. The new Price Digests API enters the market as the only... Read Story
April 11, 2017, 07:15 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


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


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


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


Fleet Advantage released results of its latest industry survey, which takes an annual look at practices and insights from truck fleet operators and for-hire carriers. This survey is a follow up to industry research conducted by Fleet Advantage in... Read Story
January 12, 2017, 07:05 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Penton’s EquipmentWatch, the world's leader in data, insights and workflow tools for the heavy equipment industry, has relaunched their SaaS platform.  It includes broad equipment coverage, across construction, lift/access, agricultural and... Read Story
August 01, 2016, 07:10 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


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


In 2015, diesel engines made up 98.5% of the North American Class 8 vehicle market, but the forecast expects this dominance to lessen by 2021, according to a new report by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. The... Read Story
June 22, 2016, 07:05 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


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.“The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the seventh... Read Story
April 15, 2016, 07:26 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


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


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


Class 8 booked 28,150 net new orders in December, while Classes 5-7 posted 22,450 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
January 21, 2016, 06:52 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


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


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


A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure and the factors expected to influence its deployment, including global market forecasts segmented by fuel type, station type, and region, through... Read Story
December 30, 2015, 07:20 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


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


Advantage Funding announced a new partnership with Road America, a leading independent provider of roadside assistance services throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.“Road America and Advantage Funding are partnering to... Read Story
November 18, 2015, 07:00 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


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 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


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


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


CapX Partners announced their recent closing of a $7.5 million loan to meet the existing and future debt financing needs of Gray Line of Tennessee, a charter coach, sightseeing and tour bus company.Gray Line of Tennessee operates over 100 commercial... Read Story
September 18, 2015, 07:05 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


Class 8 net orders were just under 20,300 units in June, while Classes 5-7 posted 15,500 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
July 24, 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


GA Advisory and Valuation Services LLC, a division of Great American Group (GA), has published its inaugural issue of the Transportation Monitor, a bi-annual publication that provides analysis of the transportation industry from a manufacturing and... Read Story
June 19, 2015, 07:09 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


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


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


Ryder System, Inc. announced that it is making it easier than ever for customers to finance quality pre-owned vehicles.  The Company recently extended its U.S. preferred lender agreement with CIT Group Inc. to now include Ryder customers in... Read Story
May 05, 2015, 07:10 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


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


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


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


Demand for commercial vehicles was robust in October as 67,900 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 50% from a year ago. Over the past twelve months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 563,600 units, representing the strongest 12-month... Read Story
November 06, 2014, 07:04 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


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


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


Bloomberg reported that liquefied natural gas will gain a “significant” market share in the transport sector by 2035, according to the International Center for Natural Gas Information.According to the Bloomberg report, demand from road transport... Read Story
September 29, 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


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


The start of the second half of the year continued to reflect the strength of the first six months with July net orders of 19,280 trailers, up 37% year over year. Year-to-date net orders of 179k are up 44% over the same period last year. This... Read Story
August 28, 2014, 07:00 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


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


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 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


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


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


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


FTR has released their 2014 forecast for the U.S. Trailer Market segmented by trailer type.  FTR, for the first time, presents their quarterly trailer forecast individually for dry van, reefer van, flatbed, liquid tank, dry tank, dump, low bed and... Read Story
February 24, 2014, 06:56 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NationaLease, one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, announced the launch of its new website, with updated content that encourages visitors to learn more about NationaLease services, news, and events.“We... Read Story
September 10, 2012, 07:30 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Balboa Capital Corporation announced the hiring of five experienced and accomplished employees for its newly formed Commercial Vehicle Vendor Financing Team. Jack Hirsh, Jim Bryan, Brian McDermott and Richard Parker, Regional Managers; and Wayne Pass... Read Story
February 29, 2012, 08:00 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