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ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.“One decidedly different factor becoming clear in this economic recovery is that the ceiling on the capital goods cycle has been decisively... Read Story
June 15, 2021, 07:00 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that October’s volume reading surged to the highest level since March 2011 at 75. “Seasonally adjusted, the volume index was 75 but this was a record level for our survey,” noted Tim... Read Story
November 20, 2017, 07:10 AM

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

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that May’s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months. This marked the strongest three-month reading since... Read Story
June 19, 2017, 07:00 AM

U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today... Read Story
April 24, 2017, 07:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that March’s volume reading soared to the highest level since March of 2014, to 71.1 points; this was twenty points above both the February and the twelve-month average readings. “Load... Read Story
April 18, 2017, 07:00 AM

Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for March indicate industry net orders rose to a sixteen-month high, 47,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 19% improvement compared to last March. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data... Read Story
April 06, 2017, 07:10 AM

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes improved for a second consecutive month in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Total volumes were also higher... Read Story
March 29, 2017, 07:00 AM

Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for January indicate industry net orders rose to a thirteen-month high, 45,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 27% improvement compared to January, 2016. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete... Read Story
February 06, 2017, 07:08 AM

The industry closed 2016 on a solid note, as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015. Despite that solid y/y performance, both new and net orders were down 5% from the previous month.... Read Story
January 23, 2017, 07:06 AM