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According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the pervasive negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major downward shift on ACT’s views of the heavy duty market for 2020. However, the report also discusses what... Read Story
April 27, 2020, 07:20 AM


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


North American Class 8 orders rose to their second-best ever level in January, reaching 49,100-plus units, and tipping the scales with a y/y growth of 121%, according to ACT Research (ACT). Since October 2017, NA Class 8 net orders have been booked... Read Story
February 21, 2018, 07:15 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for January 2018 net trailer orders is 39,100 units. Final January volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows the company to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/-... Read Story
February 16, 2018, 07:17 AM


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


U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales were flat through August year-to-date. “Despite the uncertainty of environmental change on the horizon, and continuing low oil prices, the future of alternative fuels led by NG/RNG is positive.... Read Story
October 26, 2017, 06:11 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that August’s freight volume reading advanced for the eighth consecutive month to 67.0, actual and seasonally adjusted. August’s freight reading represents an almost 10 point jump above... Read Story
September 15, 2017, 07:00 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes slipped slightly in June, falling 3% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel analysis shows that... Read Story
July 27, 2017, 07:04 AM


Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes experienced an unexpected rebound in May, making up for last month’s decline, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “While... Read Story
June 27, 2017, 07:00 AM


Strong orders surpassed build in April, boosting industry backlogs to their best level since March 2016. The order strength in 2017 has largely been by the tractor daycab market. “In April, tractor daycab orders were up nearly 200% from year-ago... Read Story
May 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the freight component of the index rising faster than the capacity component, boosting the spread to a level not seen since early 2014. The data suggests that the process of rebalancing... Read Story
February 15, 2017, 07:05 AM


Class 8 net orders continued to move sideways for the third consecutive month in October at 13,907 units. Seasonally adjusted, October's orders were weak at 12,060 units. “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high... Read Story
November 21, 2016, 06:30 AM


Class 8 net orders were lukewarm in September with a trivial rise, signaling that the historically weak season is coming to an end. Seasonally adjusted, September's orders were at 16,100 units. “October kicks off the traditional high volume fourth... Read Story
October 24, 2016, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes fell in July, posting an 8% m/m drop, following a double-digit m/m increase in June, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.... Read Story
August 26, 2016, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders fell 25% month over month, and contracted a staggering 50% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The second half of the year opened on a disappointing... Read Story
August 22, 2016, 06:00 PM


For the second time this year and only the fourth time in 19 months the demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than the supply, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).Steve Tam, ACT’s Vice... Read Story
July 13, 2016, 07:00 AM


For the first time this year and only the third time in 18 months the demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than the supply, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).“May showed the first meaningful... Read Story
June 15, 2016, 06:50 AM