Equipment Sector

ACT Research: Class 8 Tractor Dashboard Flashes All Positive Indicators in April

According to ACT Research, the question of commercial vehicle demand for 2021 has already been answered, and for the first time ever, this perspective is illuminated by all positive indicators on ACT Research’s Class 8 Tractor Dashboard. read more

EquipmentWatch Reveals Highest Retained Value, LCO Award Winners

EquipmentWatch, a provider of data, software and insight for the heavy equipment industry, revealed the winners of its 2021 Highest Retained Value (HRVA) and Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) award programs. read more

Global Ship Lease Acquires 12 Containerships from Borealis Finance for $233.9MM

Global Ship Lease agreed to purchase 12 containerships from Borealis Finance for an aggregate purchase price of $233.9 million. read more

ACT Research: Transition to New Powertrains/Fuels Means Planning for CV Fleets

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates, discussion continues about how internal combustion engines will meet future emissions standards for the latter part of this decade, even as legislation accelerates the push to electrification. read more

ACT Research: Production Potential is 2021’s Commercial Vehicle Challenge

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the question of commercial vehicle demand for 2021 has been answered, but questions remain about the industry’s ability to meet that level of demand. read more

ACT: ‘Life in the Trenches is a Jungle Right Now’ in Commercial Vehicle Industry

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the aggregate prosperity seen currently in the commercial vehicle industry and the U.S. economy as a whole is a welcome contrast to the situation that existed a year ago. However, there is a downside, according to the report. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Moderated Again in May

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in May reached 22,900 units, down 32% from April but 242% higher than May 2020’s COVID-19-stricken intake, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Final Trailer Orders for April Experience 52% M/M Decline

According to ACT Research, April net U.S. trailer orders of 14,387 units fell nearly 52% from the previous month and rose more than 3,600% compared with severely COVID-19-impacted April 2020. These final orders were consistent with preliminary reports from ACT Research. read more

ACT: April Used Class 8 Volumes, Average Miles and Age Drop M/M

According to ACT Research, April used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were 3% lower month over month but significantly higher year over year and year to date compared with volumes from April 2020. read more

IDC: 2021 Smartphone Market Growth to Reach Highest Level Since 2015

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, shipments of smartphones are forecast to reach 1.38 billion units in 2021, an increase of 7.7% over 2020. This trend is expected to continue into 2022, when year-over-year growth will be 3.8%. read more

ACT’s Trucking Index Shows Slow Volumes, Strong Prices, Tight Supply-Demand Balance

According to April data from ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, volumes are slowing, prices are strengthening and the supply-demand balance remains tight but is beginning to show early signs of rebalancing. read more

ACT Research: Production Constraints Challenge U.S. Trailer Production

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer orders were preliminarily and meaningfully lower in April than previous months.  read more

ACT Research: April Net Trailer Orders 52% Lower than March, YTD Volume Up 164%

Preliminary reports from trailer OEMs indicate that 14,400 new trailer orders were booked in April, which was 52% lower than March but a staggering 3,600% above the COVID-19-impacted volume for the same month last year, according to ACT Research. read more

GAMA: Q1/21 Airplane Shipments Up 6.9% in Q1/21, Business Jets Flat

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings report for Q1/21. Compared to Q1/20, Piston airplane deliveries increased 7.3%, turboprop airplane deliveries increased 18.3% and business jet deliveries were flat. read more

Daimler Aims for Zero Emissions Trucking Industry, Emphasizes Tailored Financing Solutions

Daimler Truck hosted its inaugural strategy day, setting out its ambitions as an independent company to lead the way to zero emissions in the trucking business and further emphasize its aftermarket and services revenues such as tailor-made leasing, financing and insurances. read more

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