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August net U.S. trailer orders of 12,336 units rose nearly 52 percent from the previous month, but were almost 57 percent lower compared to August of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 13,400 units were up almost 41 percent... Read Story
September 23, 2021, 07:03 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, there has not been much change in trajectory of macro datapoints that are influencing commercial vehicle demand. Except for the asterisk that is the COVID Delta... Read Story
September 21, 2021, 07:00 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 5 percent month-over-month and 24 percent year over year in August. Through the first eight months of the year, activity is 8 percent higher compared to the same period a year ago... Read Story
September 20, 2021, 07:00 AM


Ryder System, Inc. and Embark Trucks, Inc., a developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, announced a partnership aimed at launching a nationwide network of up to 100 Embark transfer points, where Ryder will provide yard operations... Read Story
September 17, 2021, 07:20 AM


ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “Freight markets remain tight as we head into a clearly historic peak... Read Story
September 14, 2021, 07:05 AM


Fleet Advantage is exhibiting at the American Trucking Association’s TMC Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Cleveland from Sept. 12-16. Fleet Advantage will be addressing fleet executives’ focus on driver retention, lowering... Read Story
September 14, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, commercial vehicle production forecasts for this year and next have been cut again, amid continued supply-side constraints.According to Kenny Vieth, ACT’s... Read Story
September 13, 2021, 07:08 AM


According to the N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, discussion and investment to support new powertrains for and lower carbon emissions from commercial vehicle fleets continues.... Read Story
September 10, 2021, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage announced results of its latest fleet industry benchmarking survey showing how trends in fuel economy, maintenance, environmental concerns and procurement strategies have changed since last year. Procurement Strategies & Lease... Read Story
September 09, 2021, 07:13 AM


Performance Team – A Maersk Company, a warehousing and distribution company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks—the largest commercial order of the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date. The VNR Electric model... Read Story
September 07, 2021, 07:00 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in August were 36,900 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders jumped to 31,900 units, both representing five-month high readings. Complete industry data for August, to include final order numbers, will be published by... Read Story
September 03, 2021, 07:00 AM


Penske Truck Leasing continues to expand its fleet electrification efforts including the evaluation of important related technologies to support the emerging charging needs of battery electric trucks. Since April 2021, Penske has worked with Stem... Read Story
August 31, 2021, 07:16 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were 4 percent lower month-over-month. Longer term, volumes were down 18 percent year over... Read Story
August 26, 2021, 07:05 AM


Again, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT Research began its 65th Seminar via a virtual platform, with a panel discussion about the current state and future of U.S. economics. Panelists included Jon Horvath, Director Economics and Marketplace... Read Story
August 25, 2021, 07:05 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that while the U.S. economy and commercial vehicle demand remain strong, so do the constraints that have been hampering production for the better part of this year.“U.S.... Read Story
August 24, 2021, 07:10 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with July data, showed an uptick in volumes and pricing moderating, with a still-strong supply-demand balance.Tim Denoyer, Vice President and Senior Analyst at ACT Research, commented... Read Story
August 23, 2021, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the metrics ACT Research is tracking underscore how robust current market conditions are, but also hint at COVID and other vulnerabilities.The report, which combines proprietary ACT... Read Story
August 20, 2021, 06:48 AM


July net U.S. trailer orders of 8,128 units fell nearly 26% from the previous month, and were almost 58% lower compared to July of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 9.5k units were down more than 27% versus June, and 53% lower... Read Story
August 19, 2021, 06:02 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 3% month-over-month and 19% y/y in July. Through the first seven months of the year, activity is 13% higher compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest preliminary... Read Story
August 17, 2021, 06:00 AM


According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer manufacturers continue to seek increased production rates, but are struggling to achieve that goal.ACT Research’s U.S. New Trailer Components and Materials... Read Story
August 16, 2021, 07:00 AM


Alta Equipment Group Inc. announced it has entered into a dealer agreement with Nikola Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV). This agreement names Alta... Read Story
August 13, 2021, 07:18 AM


Preliminary reports show trailer OEMs posted 7,100 net orders in July, roughly two-thirds of June’s volume and 63 percent less than the same month last year, according to ACT Research. Final July volume will be available later this month. “Trailer... Read Story
August 12, 2021, 07:05 AM


Xos, Inc., a manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, announced Xos has signed agreements with FedEx Ground operators to deliver 120 zero emission electric trucks across 35 different FedEx Ground operators based in... Read Story
August 10, 2021, 07:04 AM


As the commercial trucking industry moves forward in developing alternative fuel equipment, Fastenal is helping to drive innovation. Since early 2020, the supply chain organization has participated in a long-term test program of two battery electric... Read Story
August 09, 2021, 07:00 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported its heavy-duty forecasts for the remainder of this year and the following two years remain very strong.“Indicators we track for the economy, for freight and for equipment... Read Story
July 28, 2021, 07:05 AM


According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), heavy-duty truck-related crash fatalities in 2020 declined by 2 percent after years of increases. Fleet Advantage continuously promotes the vast improvements... Read Story
July 28, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were 1 percent lower month-over-month. Longer term, volumes were down 5 percent year over... Read Story
July 27, 2021, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, forecast stability this year has been driven by three factors: major positive momentum carried-over from 2020, the struggle of manufacturers to push production even higher in the face of record heavy... Read Story
July 26, 2021, 07:00 AM


June net U.S. trailer orders of 10,952 units grew nearly 18 percent from the previous month, but were almost 20 percent lower compared to June of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 13,100 units were up more than 7 percent versus... Read Story
July 23, 2021, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5 percent in June after falling 1 percent in May. In June, the index equaled 111.6 (2015=100) compared with 113.3 in May.“Tonnage has... Read Story
July 22, 2021, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, with demand for commercial vehicles surging, any number of conversations the past few months have been around the opening of the OEMs’ 2022 order books.“There are... Read Story
July 19, 2021, 07:00 AM


Preliminary reports show trailer OEMs posted 11,100 net orders in June, 20 percent above May orders, but 19 percent below the same point last year. Final June volume will be available later this month, ACT Research reports. “While the sequential... Read Story
July 16, 2021, 07:06 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in June were 25,700 units, up 11 percent from May, and a still robust 61 percent higher than June of 2020’s COVID-impacted intake. NA Classes 5-7, with orders at 22,800 units, slipped 12 percent from May, according... Read Story
July 06, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were 12 percent lower month-over-month, but significantly higher year over year and year... Read Story
June 30, 2021, 07:05 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, as expected and aligning with preliminary data, North American Class 8 net orders were soft in May, as full 2021 backlogs and as-yet fully opened 2022 order books... Read Story
June 28, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, data through the first two weeks of June suggest that North America is at or very near the top of the freight rate expansion, which has been setting new highs on... Read Story
June 17, 2021, 05:38 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 14% month-over-month, but rose 46% y/y in May. Through the first five months of the year, activity is 32% higher compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest preliminary... Read Story
June 16, 2021, 05:26 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the question of commercial vehicle demand for 2021 has already been answered, and for the first time ever, this perspective is illuminated by all positive... Read Story
June 11, 2021, 07:07 AM


Fleet Advantage announced demand for the sales of its off-lease heavy-duty trucks has increased 188 percent between the period of October through April compared with its fiscal first quarter ending Sept. 30. The increase correlates with the rising... Read Story
June 03, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the aggregate prosperity seen currently in the commercial vehicle industry, and in the U.S. economy as a whole, is a welcome contrast to the situation that existed a year ago.... Read Story
June 01, 2021, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with April data, showed a slowing in volumes, strength in pricing, and a supply-demand balance that is still tight, but beginning to show early signs of rebalancing. The ACT For-Hire... Read Story
May 26, 2021, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in April after increasing 2.3 percent in March. In April, the index equaled 114.7 compared with 115.1 in March.“After a revised... Read Story
May 24, 2021, 07:00 AM


Preliminary reports from trailer OEMs indicate that 14,400 new trailer orders were booked in April, which was 52 percent lower than March, but a staggering 3,600 percent above the dramatically COVID-impacted volume for the same month last year. Final... Read Story
May 21, 2021, 07:12 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, April Class 8 net orders pulled back to a seven-month low, with benign cancellations. ACT Research attributes the order pullback not to any slowing in demand, but... Read Story
May 19, 2021, 07:07 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 2 percent month-over-month, but rose 51 percent year over year in April. Through the first four months of the year, activity is 29 percent higher compared to the same period a year ago... Read Story
May 17, 2021, 07:05 AM


Fleet Advantage released its latest white paper: “How Unbundling Your Full-Service Lease Can Save You Millions - Separating an FSL can save between 15%-25% in operating cash. Why give away cash that you will never get back?” The report illustrates... Read Story
May 14, 2021, 07:03 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in April were 33,500 units, down 16 percent from March, but a whopping 689 percent higher than April of last year’s COVID-19-stricken intake. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 27,300 units, slipped 15 percent... Read Story
May 05, 2021, 07:03 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with March data, showed a Driver Availability Index that has tightened to another new low point in the past three years, the fourth in a row.Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and... Read Story
May 03, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) grew for all time periods, up 28 percent sequentially, 25 percent higher year over year... Read Story
April 28, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the current business environment for heavy-duty trucks doesn’t get much better than this.“Demand for commercial vehicles in North America is about as good as we’ve seen in 35 years... Read Story
April 27, 2021, 07:00 AM


Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance is an industry leader in programs designed to replace older on road commercial equipment with cleaner, lower emissions vehicles. For Earth Day this year, Freightliner’s new eCascadia made an appearance at... Read Story
April 23, 2021, 07:10 AM


March net U.S. trailer orders of 29,910 units grew more than 13 percent from the previous month and rose 252 percent-plus compared to March of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 33,400 units were up 18 percent versus February... Read Story
April 22, 2021, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 5.1 percent in March after falling 2.3 percent in February. In March, the index equaled 106.8 compared with 112.5 in February.“March’s drop comes... Read Story
April 21, 2021, 07:02 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, net Class 8 orders booked during the past six months were surpassed only by the six-month period ending October 2018, so not quite as good as it gets yet, but... Read Story
April 19, 2021, 07:18 AM


Preliminary reports from trailer OEMs indicate 29,500 new trailer orders were booked in March, ACT Research reported. That was 12 percent better than February and more than triple the volume seen last year, when COVID-driven pressures began to... Read Story
April 15, 2021, 07:00 AM


The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), a committee of California’s largest transportation and clean air agencies and stakeholders, has awarded Volvo Financial Services (VFS) over $3.9 million dollars to help fund the... Read Story
April 14, 2021, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the list of things to like from the current economic, freight and commercial vehicle demand perspectives is long.According to Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President... Read Story
April 12, 2021, 07:20 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in March were 40,000 units, down 10 percent from February, but a whopping 424 percent higher than March of last year’s COVID-stricken intake. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 31,400 units, were up 19 percent... Read Story
April 05, 2021, 07:20 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5 percent in February after rising 1.8 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 110 (2015=100) compared with 115.2 in... Read Story
March 31, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell sequentially (-7 percent month over month), while average sale price, miles and age... Read Story
March 30, 2021, 07:00 AM


February net U.S. trailer orders of 26,414 units fell nearly 16 percent from January, but rose almost 88 percent compared to February of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 28,300 units were down 14 percent versus January, but 74... Read Story
March 29, 2021, 07:10 AM


Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and fleet life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced it has been celebrating National Asset Management Awareness Month in March by offering fleet modernization... Read Story
March 24, 2021, 07:05 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 6 percent month over month and 8 percent year over year in February, but are 5 percent higher on a year-to-date basis compared to this time last year, according to the latest preliminary... Read Story
March 22, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the Biden administration’s focus includes prioritizing investment in new low carbon technologies to strengthen U.S.... Read Story
March 18, 2021, 07:00 AM


ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “Pushing commercial vehicle demand forward, freight rates ended... Read Story
March 15, 2021, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the demand story for commercial vehicles remains unchanged this year, but the supply chain’s ability to respond to demand will be the key determinant of... Read Story
March 12, 2021, 07:06 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the freight-generating sectors of the economy are the strongest sectors at the start of 2021, with carrier profitability expected to rise to record levels this year... Read Story
March 09, 2021, 07:10 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with January data, showed a Driver Availability Index that has tightened to its lowest point in the past three years.The ACT For-Hire Trucking Index is a monthly survey of for-hire... Read Story
March 08, 2021, 07:05 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 43,800 units, up 4 percent from January, and a 212 percent improvement from year-ago February. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 25,400 units, slid 4 percent sequentially but were still up 12... Read Story
March 03, 2021, 07:10 AM


According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer net orders have pushed the industry backlog higher for the past seven months, with January’s order level 66 percent above current build rates.ACT Research’s U.S.... Read Story
March 02, 2021, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4 percent in January after rising 1.2 percent in December. In January, the index equaled 114.6 (2015=100) compared with 113.1 in December.“Over... Read Story
March 01, 2021, 07:05 AM


January net U.S. trailer orders of 30,680 units fell more than 30 percent from the previous month, but rose nearly 105 percent compared to January of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 32,100 units were down 30 percent versus... Read Story
February 23, 2021, 07:05 AM


Ryder System, Inc. announced its updated Fleet Buy-Out Program that allows customers to trade in their fleet and then lease new trucks through Ryder’s leasing program. Subject to the terms of the program, Ryder will purchase used commercial vehicles... Read Story
February 19, 2021, 07:05 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8 percent month-over-month in January, but are 14 percent higher year-over-year compared to 2020, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8... Read Story
February 17, 2021, 07:00 AM


Preliminary reports indicate that January net order volume of 29,100 trailers was up 94 percent from the same month last year. That was also down 33 percent from December 2020 bookings, according to ACT Research. Final January volume will be... Read Story
February 16, 2021, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the demand story for commercial vehicles remains unchanged this year, but the supply chain’s ability to respond to demand will be the key determinant of... Read Story
February 12, 2021, 07:03 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in January were 42,200 units, down 17 percent from December, but a 146 percent improvement from year-ago January. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 25,300 units, slid 28 percent sequentially but were still up 26... Read Story
February 03, 2021, 07:18 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes, average price and average age all rose month over month, up 13 percent, 3 percent and 1... Read Story
January 28, 2021, 07:00 AM


December net U.S. trailer orders of 43,806 units grew 11 percent from the previous month and were up nearly 150 percent year-over-year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 45,800 units were up 11 percent versus November, but 148... Read Story
January 22, 2021, 07:05 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) rose 11 percent month-over-month in December, and are 25 percent higher year-to-date compared to 2019, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8... Read Story
January 19, 2021, 07:05 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December were 50,900 units, down 2 percent from November, but a 153 percent improvement from year-ago December. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 35,100 units, rose 28 percent sequentially and 73 percent... Read Story
January 07, 2021, 07:10 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.7 percent in November after falling 5 percent in October. In November, the index equaled 112.2 (2015=100) compared with 108.3 in October.“The... Read Story
December 30, 2020, 07:10 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes, average miles and average age all declined month over month, down 22 percent, 2 percent and... Read Story
December 28, 2020, 07:00 AM


November net U.S. trailer orders of 39,645 units fell nearly 28 percent from the previous month, but that followed a two-month order surge and still indicates a solid month. Net orders were up 100 percent year-over-year and more than 30 percent year... Read Story
December 24, 2020, 07:15 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported the strength in new commercial vehicle demand can be summed with strength in freight rates.“Despite, or arguably because of, the pandemic-related pause in Q2, commercial... Read Story
December 23, 2020, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the 2020 heavy-duty truck market will close on a robust note, setting the stage for 2021.“Next year will certainly show significant year-over-year growth, as the industry builds on... Read Story
December 22, 2020, 07:05 AM


Preliminary information for November indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 39,500 net orders for the month, according to ACT Research. While down 28 percent from October, November volume was nearly double that seen in the same month last... Read Story
December 18, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 20 percent month-over-month in November, but are 18 percent higher year-to-date compared to the first 11 months of 2019, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the... Read Story
December 16, 2020, 07:00 AM


ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “Freight is typically not a backlog business, but in the holiday season... Read Story
December 14, 2020, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the strength in new commercial vehicle demand is a direct result of strength in freight rates.According to Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst... Read Story
December 11, 2020, 07:10 AM


According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the U.S. economy continues to improve, despite setbacks with increased COVID cases across the country. Additionally... Read Story
December 10, 2020, 06:30 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in November were 51,900 units, up 33 percent from October and a 197 percent improvement from year-ago November. NA Classes 5-7 demand continued in-line with recent activity, at 27,200 units. That order volume... Read Story
December 03, 2020, 06:59 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the pandemic’s toll has not been evenly distributed across the U.S. economy. Transportation is one segment that has fared better than others, and that, in turn... Read Story
November 20, 2020, 07:03 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10 percent month-over-month in October, but are 10 percent higher year-to-date compared to the first 10 months of 2019, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the... Read Story
November 18, 2020, 07:02 AM


ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “The substitution of spending to goods and away from services is... Read Story
November 17, 2020, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage announced it secured a total of $223 million in truck lease syndications during its 2020 fiscal year ending on June 30, with an additional $89 million in syndications volume during its fiscal Q1 ending Sept. 30.Truck lease syndication... Read Story
November 16, 2020, 07:10 AM


ACT Research reported preliminary information for October indicates the U.S. trailer industry booked 54,200 net orders for the month, up 6 percent from September and more than 68 percent better than the same month last year. Before accounting for... Read Story
November 13, 2020, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, even before the pandemic plunge in Q2, there was never serious doubt that the demand for commercial vehicles would rise in 2021.According to Kenny Vieth... Read Story
November 12, 2020, 07:09 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in October were 38,900 units, up 27 percent from September and a 78 percent improvement from year-ago October. NA Classes 5-7 demand jumped to a 10-quarter high (March 2018) in October, to 29,300 units. That order... Read Story
November 04, 2020, 07:00 AM


NationaLease, one of the largest full-service truck leasing organizations in North America, announced the recipients of this year’s Leadership Circle Awards. These awards, given to 29 member companies, are in recognition of their commitment to... Read Story
November 03, 2020, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced results of its latest industry survey which shows how companies in different industries had to modify and scale their... Read Story
October 27, 2020, 06:00 AM


September net U.S. trailer orders of 51,208 units were a significant improvement (up 82 percent) from August’s uptick and well above September 2019’s level (up 174 percent). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 52,000 units were up 77... Read Story
October 22, 2020, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.7 percent in September after declining 5.3 percent in August. In September, the index equaled 115.1 (2015=100) compared with 107.9 in... Read Story
October 21, 2020, 07:05 AM


Penske Truck Leasing moved to a new facility in the Burlington, VT, region and will now offer its consumer and commercial truck rental customers full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services.Penske's new facility in Essex... Read Story
October 21, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, there are any number of concerns regarding the economy in coming months, but one thing that definitely can be crossed off the worry list is commercial vehicle... Read Story
October 20, 2020, 07:12 AM


Fleet Advantage announced it has been active in the sales of off-lease used trucks this year, with total units sold exceeding 400 units in its fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30, with sales in excess of $10 million.There has been more buying and... Read Story
October 20, 2020, 07:10 AM


ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.“Although we expect some easing in the truckload market after the holidays due to driver pay increases and the end of extended unemployment... Read Story
October 13, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward last month, ACT’s front of the cycle forecasts were marked up across-the-board again in October.According to Kenny Vieth... Read Story
October 12, 2020, 07:00 AM


A new Sandhills Global market data report indicates inventory levels play a large role in the average value of used equipment. Due to the seasonal trends across the agricultural equipment, commercial truck, and heavy machinery markets, it’s essential... Read Story
October 08, 2020, 06:45 AM


Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, announced it secured lease originations totaling $107.3 million for its quarter ending Sept. 30.Companies with transportation fleets... Read Story
October 07, 2020, 06:55 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in September were 31,100 units, up 60 percent from August and a whopping 145 percent from an easy year-ago comparison. The NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders at a healthy 26,900 units, up 37 percent month-over-month... Read Story
October 05, 2020, 07:07 AM


The American Trucking Associations released its latest ATA Freight Transportation Forecast: 2020 to 2031, which is conducted annually by IHS Markit, showing that despite contraction in 2020, the long-term trend for both trucking and overall freight... Read Story
September 30, 2020, 07:07 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that an unforeseen robustness of the perfect storm of positives into late spring and summer, following the initial shock of COVID-19 shutdowns and other mitigation efforts... Read Story
September 28, 2020, 07:05 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with August data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. August’s Volume Index rose to 67.9 (SA), and... Read Story
September 25, 2020, 07:05 AM


August net U.S. trailer orders of 28,139 units were a significant improvement (up 49 percent) from July’s uptick and well above August 2019’s level (up 160 percent). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 29,000 units were up 46 percent... Read Story
September 21, 2020, 07:15 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the US economy is recovering from the early-year pandemic-driven shutdowns, but on a K-shaped trajectory, rather than the earlier speculated V, U or L-like paths.... Read Story
September 18, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary information for August indicates the U.S. trailer industry booked 27,500 net orders for the month, a 46 percent improvement from July and more than 150 percent better than the same month last year, ACT Research reported. Before accounting... Read Story
September 16, 2020, 07:00 AM


ACT Research released the September installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “The nearly two-year freight recession is finally ending, but the... Read Story
September 11, 2020, 07:05 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in August were 19,500 units, down 4 percent from July, but up 75 percent from an easy year-ago comparison. The NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders at a healthy 19,400 units, up 16 percent month-over-month, but 2 percent... Read Story
September 03, 2020, 07:15 AM


According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, economic indicators in recent months suggest the worst of the COVID-19 impact is in the rearview mirror. The report... Read Story
September 02, 2020, 07:00 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that freight markets continue to be less impacted by the pandemic than the economy at large, and that a vaccine is seen as the key to unlocking a more broad-based recovery... Read Story
August 31, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, COVID-19 is just one of several factors that could impact commercial vehicle forecasts now and in the foreseeable future.“The general trend of the COVID contagion curve through July... Read Story
August 28, 2020, 07:13 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 5.1 percent in July after surging 8.9 percent in June. In July, the index equaled 109.6 compared with 115.5 in June.“After a very strong June... Read Story
August 27, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes were up 13 percent year-to-date against the first seven months of 2019, with average price... Read Story
August 26, 2020, 07:07 AM


July net U.S. trailer orders of 18,851 units were a significant improvement (up 40 percent) from June’s uptick and well above July 2019’s level (up 80 percent). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 20,000 units were up 26 percent versus... Read Story
August 21, 2020, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the U.S. economy continued to post good numbers in July, including a 1.2 percent month-over-month increase in retail sales, indicating that consumers’ wallets... Read Story
August 19, 2020, 07:05 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) grew 16 percent month-over-month in July, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes rose... Read Story
August 14, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in July were 20,300 units, rising 27 percent from June, and up 98 percent from a very easy year-ago comparison. The NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders slip to 16,700 units, down 6 percent month-over-month and 3 percent... Read Story
August 05, 2020, 07:15 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes were up 6% year-to-date against the first half of 2019, with average price, miles and age... Read Story
July 30, 2020, 06:00 AM


Only 8 Percent of Fleets Leveraging Full-Service Lease AgreementsFleet Advantage announced results of its latest fleet industry benchmarking survey showing the impact new safety technologies have had on transportation fleets, how many fleets are... Read Story
July 29, 2020, 06:55 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the impact of more people and politicians taking the threat of the virus more seriously is a choppy economic path forward.In recognition of the virus’ impact, ACT... Read Story
July 28, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the tug of war between positive and negative influences on the business environment and trucking reached a pivotal juncture at the end of June, but escalation in new COVID cases... Read Story
July 27, 2020, 07:13 AM


June net U.S. trailer orders of 13,441 units were a significant improvement (333 percent) from May’s very low comparison, arriving dramatically above June 2019’s level, up 112 percent. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 16,000 units... Read Story
July 23, 2020, 07:20 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, May and June have returned to something closer to life as usual, following the shutdowns of March and April. “A survey of the current business landscape shows a... Read Story
July 20, 2020, 07:05 AM


The trucking industry generated $791.7 billion in revenue in 2019, moving 11.84 billion tons of freight, according to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ annual data compendium – ATA American Trucking Trends 2020.“Despite a... Read Story
July 20, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) grew 54 percent month-over-month in June, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes rose... Read Story
July 15, 2020, 06:59 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in June were 16,000 units, rising 139 percent from May, and up 23 percent from a very easy year-ago comparison, ACT Research reported. The NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders improve 77 percent month-over-month, despite... Read Story
July 06, 2020, 07:20 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 1 percent in May after falling 10.3 percent in April. In May, the index equaled 106.1 compared with 107.2 in April. "While tonnage fell in May... Read Story
June 29, 2020, 07:05 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research found much more to like about the state of the economy today than was visible on month ago, now that the US re-opening is underway.In recognition of the virus’ impact, ACT Research... Read Story
June 26, 2020, 07:24 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the shock waves of the COVID-19 recession continue to depress both the North American and global economies, with June marking the fourth month of what will go down in the record... Read Story
June 25, 2020, 07:19 AM


Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, announced the Fleet Advantage Safety First Program, helping transportation fleets upgrade into newer trucks with advanced safety... Read Story
June 24, 2020, 07:10 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with May data, showed significant improvement in all five diffusion index measures tracked. May’s Volume Index rose from 19.3 in April to 50.2, with capacity also at the neutral 50 mark... Read Story
June 24, 2020, 07:00 AM


May net U.S. trailer orders of 3,107 units were a significant improvement from April, but net orders remain below May 2019’s level, down 71 percent. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 7,400 units were up 29 percent versus April... Read Story
June 23, 2020, 07:20 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the economy continues to re-open with some very big numbers being reported on easy comparisons, after falling sharply the past few months.“Hand-in-hand with the re... Read Story
June 18, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in May were 6,700 units, up 56 percent from April, but down 38 percent from a very easy year-ago comparison. Living up to its “steady” moniker, the NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders improve 5.3 percent... Read Story
June 03, 2020, 07:05 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, Used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes dropped 15 percent month-over-month in April, with longer-term sales dropping 7 percent year... Read Story
May 27, 2020, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the COVID-19 pandemic is having its most severe impact on North American, and global, economic activity now. The report noted the extent of the shock was a near total surprise to... Read Story
May 26, 2020, 07:05 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, COVID-19 was in evidence across the commercial vehicle statistics in April, with Class 8 net orders at their lowest level since September 1995 and medium-duty orders at... Read Story
May 21, 2020, 07:15 AM


Preliminary April net U.S. trailer orders were 250 units, an all-time monthly low for the industry. Volume was 97 percent down from March and 98 percent below the same month last year, ACT Research reported.That all-time low volume resulted from a... Read Story
May 20, 2020, 07:20 AM


According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the U.S. trailer industry has shifted from the production/capacity challenges of the last three years, with their corresponding pressures on the component and material... Read Story
May 18, 2020, 07:15 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) contracted 8 percent month-over-month in 2020’s fourth month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research.... Read Story
May 14, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, 2021 is being forecast as the transition year, as the global economies and North American commercial vehicle demand move from COVID-19’s negative impacts... Read Story
May 13, 2020, 06:55 AM


Preliminary NA Classes 5-7 net orders in April fell to 7,600 units, down 69 percent compared to year-ago April and 50 percent below the March order intake. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT... Read Story
May 07, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in April fell to 4,100 units, down 46 percent from March and 72 percent lower than an easy year-ago comparison. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in... Read Story
May 06, 2020, 07:20 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the North American commercial vehicle market, as well as the global economy, addressed the spiraling pandemic with shutdown announcements, but the report continued by... Read Story
April 29, 2020, 07:08 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes dropped just 1 percent month-over-month in March, with longer-term sales rising 5 percent... Read Story
April 28, 2020, 07:05 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with March data, showed further contraction for both volumes and freight rates, now at 42.4 and 43.2 respective diffusion index readings. Productivity, while neutral at 50.0, likely was... Read Story
April 22, 2020, 07:12 AM


March net U.S. trailer orders of 7,600 units were down 43 percent month-over-month and 51 percent below the previous year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 13,200 were down 14 percent versus February, according to this month’s issue... Read Story
April 20, 2020, 06:55 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) contracted 8 percent month-over-month in March, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term... Read Story
April 15, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the continued spread of COVID-19 over the past month has resulted in freefalling GDP assumptions, and by extension freight volumes, carrier profits and... Read Story
April 13, 2020, 07:10 AM


ACT Research released the April installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. For the truckload spot market, the report forecasts rates for the next 12 to 15 months.This month, it introduced TL spot rates forecasts for... Read Story
April 10, 2020, 06:55 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, starting in the second half of February, COVID-19 went from a China containment story to one of spiraling pandemic.“There are times when the world that you thought... Read Story
April 06, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in March fell to 7,800 units, down 45 percent from February and 51 percent lower than an easy year-ago comparison. March’s Classes 5-7 net orders were 14,700 units, down 36 percent from February and 31 percent from... Read Story
April 03, 2020, 07:25 AM


According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes improved 14 percent month-over-month in February, with longer-term sales rising 9 percent... Read Story
March 30, 2020, 07:15 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.8 percent in February after falling 0.3 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 119.1 compared with 116.9 in January.“Before any impacts... Read Story
March 30, 2020, 07:00 AM


Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) increased 21 percent month-over-month in 2020’s second month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research.... Read Story
March 24, 2020, 06:55 AM


February net U.S. trailer orders of 12,700 units were down 15 percent month-over-month and 45 percent below the previous year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 14,800 were down 12 percent versus January, according to this month’s... Read Story
March 19, 2020, 07:15 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventory-to-sales ratio, seasonally adjusted, hit 3.5 months in February, while the Classes 5-7 inventory-to-sales ratio dropped from a “highest in a... Read Story
March 18, 2020, 07:15 AM


ACT Research released the March installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “There’s... Read Story
March 16, 2020, 07:00 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the new low NOx Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) will impact the U.S. commercial vehicle market, citing past regulatory examples.“Thanks to the EPA’s GHG... Read Story
March 06, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, key truck transportation metrics continued to give mixed signals in early 2020. Additionally, the report explained that the total medium duty market closed 2019 on a positive note... Read Story
March 05, 2020, 07:05 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 14,100 units, down 18 percent from January and 16 percent lower than an easy year-ago comparison. February’s Classes 5-7 net orders rose to an 11-month high 22,200 units, up 12 percent from January... Read Story
March 04, 2020, 07:00 AM


Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business intelligence, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, announced a new significant innovation and extension to its award-winning ATLAAS platform (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative... Read Story
February 25, 2020, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 16,800 were down 9 percent month-over-month in January, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 15,000 dropped 15 percent. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 28 percent year-over-year, according to... Read Story
February 20, 2020, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventories rose 3,400 units month-over-month in January, as production outpaced expectedly weak sales.“With the rise in inventory and weak sales, the... Read Story
February 19, 2020, 07:05 AM


After softness in late Q3/early Q4, medium duty orders appear to have shown some resilience the past two months. In January, preliminary data show NA Classes 5-7 net orders at 18,500 units, down 9 percent from December and 20 percent year over year.... Read Story
February 07, 2020, 06:00 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in January were 17,700 units, down 12 percent from December 2019, but up 10 percent from last January. Complete industry data for January, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in... Read Story
February 05, 2020, 06:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, truckload contract rates turned negative in the third quarter of 2019, down 2 percent year-over-year, and loaded miles per tractor fell 5 percent in the same period.... Read Story
January 27, 2020, 06:50 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.3 percent in all of 2019, about half the annual gain in 2018 (6.7 percent), for the tenth straight annual increase.The advanced SA For-Hire... Read Story
January 24, 2020, 07:05 AM


The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with December data, showed improvement in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 55.5 and 52.3 respective diffusion index readings, both up four points from November on a... Read Story
January 23, 2020, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 18,400 were down 13 percent month-over-month in December, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 17,000 dropped 11 percent. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 35 percent year-over-year and 51... Read Story
January 22, 2020, 07:00 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, ACT projects that the US economy is poised to expand by 1.8 percent in 2020.ACT’s State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report provides a monthly look at the current... Read Story
January 21, 2020, 07:15 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for December 2019 indicates trailer manufacturers booked 17,200 net orders to their orderboards last month, a 13 percent decline from November volume. Activity was 37 percent below last December. For the full year... Read Story
January 15, 2020, 07:18 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, over the past decade, the EPA shifted its focus from the tailpipe to fuel economy. On Jan. 6, the EPA released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking... Read Story
January 13, 2020, 07:10 AM


Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December 2019 were 20,000 units, up 14 percent from November and down just 6.5 percent from year-ago December, as the industry transitions to much easier year-over-year comparisons. Complete industry data for... Read Story
January 06, 2020, 07:16 AM


The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose in the third quarter, according to American Trucking Associations' Quarterly Employment Report.The turnover rate at large truckload fleets – those with more than $30 million... Read Story
December 31, 2019, 07:05 AM


In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that three factors are at work in the weak outlook for heavy commercial vehicles in the coming two years: demand, supply and timing. While some, like the oversupply of... Read Story
December 27, 2019, 07:10 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.5 percent in November after falling 0.7 percent in October. In November, the index equaled 113.5 compared with 117.6 in October. "It's tough... Read Story
December 27, 2019, 06:59 AM


After an anomalous sequential gain in October, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes returned to trend in November, falling 35 percent month over month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks... Read Story
December 24, 2019, 07:10 AM


According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the prosperity of the year we are leaving will transition to tougher medium and heavy-duty market conditions in 2020.“After peak build and sales in 2019... Read Story
December 19, 2019, 07:15 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for November indicates trailer manufacturers booked 19,500 net orders to their orderboards last month, a 39 percent decline from October’s volume. Activity was 56 percent below November of 2018, while year-to-date... Read Story
December 17, 2019, 06:55 AM


According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer production volumes have been trimmed for 2020, and expectations of a recovery starting in 2021 have been... Read Story
December 12, 2019, 07:05 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


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.3 percent in October after rising 1 percent in September. In October, the index equaled 118.1 compared with 118.5 in September."October's... Read Story
November 26, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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July 16, 2019, 07:15 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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May 07, 2019, 07:10 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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