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News Stories (22 Results) - ACT N.A. Commercial Vehicle Outlook

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


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


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 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


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


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


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


Class 8 orders rebounded in May after falling below expectations in April. Conversely, Classes 5-7 net orders pulled back sharply from April’s stellar performance. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently... Read Story
June 20, 2014, 06:00 AM


As expected from the preliminary report, August was a good month for Classes 5-8 orders. However, the absence of sustained economic strength remains a limitation for Class 8 demand, and build expectations have been sharply curtailed over the past two... Read Story
September 23, 2013, 06:30 AM


NA Class 8 net orders were lower in July, with the preliminary count coming in at 17,600 units. Compared to the same month last year, Class 8 net orders were 36% stronger. While ACT does not forecast net orders, order intake assumptions are... Read Story
August 05, 2013, 06:50 AM


ACT Research Co. (ACT) said that although commercial vehicle orders slipped month over month in June, there was still good news to be had. Class 8 net orders fell below 20,000 units for the first time since last September at 18,830 units. Classes 5-7... Read Story
July 22, 2013, 06:43 AM


Class 8 orders rose above 20,000 units for a sixth consecutive month in March, but fell sequentially for the first time since November. March Class 8 net orders totaled just over 22,000 units. Medium duty net orders totaled 15,400 units,  a volume... Read Story
April 22, 2013, 06:55 AM


Class 8 orders rose above 20,000 units for a fifth consecutive month in February, while a surge in step-van orders pushed new medium duty demand above the prevailing trend. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was... Read Story
March 26, 2013, 07:00 AM


Used Class 8 truck sales volumes were down in January, falling 6% month over month and 3% year over year. The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT... Read Story
February 27, 2013, 07:08 AM


According to latest update on the used truck market reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, the wholesale used market was the only segment to grow from 2011 to 2012, up 3%.... Read Story
January 30, 2013, 06:30 AM


Medium duty demand ended 2012 on a strong note. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Class 5 through 8... Read Story
January 22, 2013, 07:05 AM


North America heavy duty GVW Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012. The final numbers, which will be released mid-January, will approach 14,200 units for medium duty... Read Story
January 04, 2013, 07:22 AM


New trailer orders slid back slightly month over month in November with 22,306 net orders on the books. The comparison was against a very strong October. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
December 27, 2012, 07:31 AM


New trailer orders rose by nearly a third from September to 24,707 units in October. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Dry vans were responsible... Read Story
November 26, 2012, 07:37 AM


North America heavy duty GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for June, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC remained soft. Classes 5-7 net orders also fell below trend, but the decline was expected, as medium-duty activity typically... Read Story
July 06, 2012, 06:50 AM


ACT Research in its May issue of the ACT N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK continues to believe that U.S. economic activity in 2012 will expand at a moderate pace of 2.2% with slow employment growth acting as a brake on more robust growth. Inflationary... Read Story
May 14, 2012, 07:00 AM