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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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