Equipment Sector

NA Class 8 Orders Rebound from January to February, Down Y/Y

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 16,900 units in February, up a modest 5% from January, but down 58% from year-ago February. read more

ACT Research Predicts Continued Class 8 Production Growth in 2019

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates’ recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019. read more

ACT: Y/Y Used Truck Prices Open 2019 Up 10%; Sales Fall 12%

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

ACT Research: Strong Trailer Orders Streak Ends in Q4/18

According to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the industry’s stronger order streak that started in the fall of 2017 came to an end at the close of 2018, but the softness was not necessarily due to a change in fleet confidence. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Orders Start 2019 Down, Backlog Still Projected

U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the fourth month in a row. However, more than 26,000 net orders were still posted in January, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

GAMA Sees 4.7% Increase in Airplane Shipments in 2018

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released its 2018 “State of the Industry” year-end results, showing an increase of 4.7% to 2,443 units in global airplane shipments. read more

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

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