Equipment Sector

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Production Remains Robust

According to ACT Research, trailer industry net orders continued the year-over-year slide that begin at the end of 2018. However, manufacturers continue to produce trailers at near-record levels. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode

According to ACT Research, Class 8 market-leading indicators continue to erode, in concert with deteriorating freight volumes and rates, even as mid and downstream data points remain robust. read more

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall for Fourth Consecutive Month

According to the ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 2% month-over-month in July. read more

ACT: July 2019 Trailer Preliminary Net Orders 66% Lower Y/Y

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for July 2019 net trailer orders is 9,900 units. Final volume will be available later this month. read more

ACT: Trade Policy Weighs on Forecasts, Freight Downturn Persists

ACT Research released the August installment of its Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. read more

ACT: Heavy Truck Industries Due for Market Correction in 2020

In the most recent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the heavy truck and trailer industries are heading for a market correction in 2020. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales up 43% YTD in May

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report released by ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is on the cusp of a significant correction, though he medium duty market continued to confound in May. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Up 2% M/M, 10% YTD

According to ACT Research, the average price of total used Class 8 trucks in June was virtually flat, gaining just 2% month-over-month. read more

New Durable Goods Orders Experience $4.9B Increase in June

The U.S. Census Bureau released the June advance report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders. According to the report, new orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased 2%. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 70% Y/Y

New US trailer orders of 11,300 were down 27% month-over-month, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Finish to Q2

The June data in ACT Research’s latest For-Hire Trucking Index showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. read more

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, June’s Class 8 order broke the string of falling order volumes, with the opening of 2020 order books, garnering a 19% rebound. read more

ACT: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Orders Down 41% from May

The preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall for Third Consecutive Month

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month-over-month in June, the third consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary report by ACT Research. read more

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