Equipment Sector

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Volumes Pick Up in January to 52.0

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in freight volumes and truck productivity in January, after a soft finish to 2018. The Volume Index rose to 52.0 in January, from 49.0 in December. read more

ACT Research: Industry Books 25,800 Net Orders in January 2019

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for January 2019 net trailer orders was 25,800 units. Final volume will be available later in February. read more

ATA: Truck Tonnage Index Increased 5.5% in January Y/Y

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.3% in January after falling 1% in December. In January, the index equaled 117.3, up from 114.7 in December. read more

ACT Research: Freight Rates & Trucker Profits Pressured In 2019

While overall economic conditions are better balanced than they were a month ago, freight data remain soft, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Ticked Up in January

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) rose 4% month-over-month, following two sequential declines, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. read more

2018 Manufacturing Tech Orders See 19% Gain in Y/Y Annual Total

According to AMT, U.S, manufacturing technology orders posted $443 million in December, down 2% from November and 6% from December 2017. The year-end order total for 2018 was $5.5 billion, up 19% from the annual sum for 2017. read more

ACT: Yellow Lights Continue to Flash for Economy & NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, yellow lights continue to flash for the US economy and, by extension, for the North American commercial vehicle industry. read more

Avolon Fleet Tops 971 Aircraft after Active 2018

International aircraft lessor Avolon released its fourth quarter results for 2018, as well as its full year report. Q4 highlights included $11.5 billion in Airbus A320neo orders and an increase in the company’s unsecured revolver to $2.2 billion. read more

CNH Industrial Sees 7% Revenue Gain Y/Y in 2018

Construction equipment producer CNH Industrial saw consolidated revenues of $29,706 million for the full year 2018, up 7% compared to 2017. read more

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Decline Y/Y in January

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 15,800 units in January, down 26% from December and 68% from year-ago January, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research. read more

Farm Equipment Outlook Anticipates Further Growth of $32.7B by 2025

The farm equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.04% to reach a market size of $135.2 billion by 2025 compared to $102.5 billion in 2018, according to the “Farm Equipment Market Global Forecast to 2025” report. read more

H&E Equipment Completes Acquisition of We-Rent-It

H&E Equipment Services completed its acquisition of We-Rent-It, a non-residential construction-focused equipment rental company in Texas. read more

U.S. Trailer Orders Close Up 35%, Setting Annual Record in 2018

U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the third month in a row, but the industry still posted nearly 28,000 net orders in December, according to the ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rise 10% in 2018

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks sold in 2018 was up 10% compared to 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. read more

ATA: Truck Tonnage Index Increases 6.6% in 2018

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 (10.1%) and significantly better than the 3.8% increase in 2017. read more

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