Equipment Sector

ACT: Leading Indicators Point to Downturn as Retail Truck Sales Surge

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, the “less negative” freight data reported early in Q3 has softened further since the September 1st tariff impositions. read more

ACT: Trade War Remains Key Risk to N.A. CV Market

According to the ACT Research 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. read more

ACT: Heavy Duty Market Up-Cycle Running Out of Steam

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 the latest North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT Research: Spot Pressure to Persist on More Capacity Additions

After a less negative spot environment over the summer, ACT Research now expects excess capacity to exert more downward pressure on truckload spot rates. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Order Intake Improves in September

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 12,600 units in September, up 13% from August, while Classes 5-7 orders fell 9.4% month over month, to 17,300 units. read more

ACT: Class 8 Market to Move into Significant Correction in 2020

According to ACT Research’s latest Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a significant correction next year. read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Conditions Return to Trend in August

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with August data, retrenched to contraction in all categories, after the large and partly anomalous improvement in July. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fall 1% Y/Y, Sales Drop 19%

According to ACT Research, the average price of total used Class 8 trucks in August dipped 1% Y/Y, the first such decline since January 2018. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 2% M/M

New US trailer orders of 14.8k were up 7% month-over-month, while net orders of 10.6k hit their second sequential increase in nine months, according to ACT Research. read more

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 3.2% in August

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 3.2% in August after jumping 6.2% in July. read more

ACT: Preliminary August 2019 Trailer Orders Up Fractionally from July

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for August 2019 net trailer orders is 10,500 units, which is up from July’s numbers but trail last year by more than 72%. read more

ACT: Freight Markets Still Weak, Data Still Trending Negative

According to ACT Research, economic reports over the past month have more often risen above consensus than fallen below it, but it is premature to declare an end to freight market weakness. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall M/M, Y/Y and YTD

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 1% month-over-month in August, according to the ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. read more

ACT: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts is Trade War with China

According to ACT Research, 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. economy out of the ditch. read more

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Conditions Continue to Deteriorate

According to the latest from ACT Research, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an imminent pullback in build rates, as market conditions continue to deteriorate. read more

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