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ACT Research released the December installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.The ACT Freight Forecast provides three-year forecasts for volumes and... Read Story
December 11, 2019, 07:10 AM


Preliminary November data show that Classes 5-8 net order volumes were uniformly soft. Combined North American Classes 5-8 intake fell 15 percent month over month and 38 percent year over year in November on a nominal basis, ACT Research reported.... Read Story
December 04, 2019, 07:09 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an accelerating pullback in build rates, as freight market conditions remain at a low ebb. While less cliff-like... Read Story
December 02, 2019, 07:05 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 37,200 were up 72 percent month-over-month in October, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 31,800 hit their fourth consecutive sequential rise, increasing 71 percent from September, but down 42 percent... Read Story
November 22, 2019, 07:05 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for October indicates trailer manufacturers booked 31,900 net orders to their orderboards last month, a 71 percent spike from September and the second straight month of sequential growth greater than 70 percent.... Read Story
November 18, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the primary risk to all vehicle market forecasts, and the U.S. economy broadly, in either direction, remains the trade war with China. With U.S.... Read Story
November 15, 2019, 07:00 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


New U.S. trailer orders of 14,800 were up 7 percent month-over-month, and, after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 10,600 hit their second sequential increase in nine months, rising 2 percent from July, but down 72 percent compared to... Read Story
September 27, 2019, 06:05 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes improved for the third consecutive month; on a year-over-year basis, sales volumes were up 1 percent, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published... Read Story
April 26, 2018, 07:15 AM


Were it not for the frenzied ordering ahead of EPA’07 during the first quarter of 2006, the first quarter of 2018 would have ranked as the best quarter in history for North American Class 8 orders. Instead, this year's Q1 was No. 2, averaging 45,400... Read Story
April 23, 2018, 07:25 AM


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


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


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


Total Class 8 used truck prices rose 3 percent year-over-year in February, but dipped 2 percent month-over-month, while average mileage was flat compared to last February and the average age was lower on a year-over-year basis, according to the... Read Story
March 28, 2018, 06:15 AM


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


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


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for February 2018 net trailer orders is 33,000 units. Final February volume will be available later this month. Its methodology allows ACT to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/-... Read Story
March 19, 2018, 07:15 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


August ties March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year, which is also three days longer than July. Capitalizing on the additional work days, a sequential increase in U.S. trailer build was expected in August. “The longer schedule... Read Story
September 25, 2017, 06:47 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June to August period. Year-to-date sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29% behind last year’s comparable level from a reading of 25% lower for year-to-date... Read Story
November 01, 2016, 06:58 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


For the fourth time in the past five months the freight index rose faster than the capacity index, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT). While the changes remain small, the data suggest that excess... Read Story
October 18, 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


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


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


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


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


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 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


According to ACT Research, March was the first month in the past six in which Classes 5-8 MD & HD orders fell below the 50,000 unit mark. For the month, 44,700 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, down 2% compared the March 2014 (±5%).  Note:... Read Story
April 03, 2015, 07:11 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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