Equipment Sector

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

ACT: Supply and Demand-Side Triggers Impacting Heavy CV Markets

Heavy commercial vehicle markets continue to benefit from a still-broad spectrum of supply and demand-side triggers, according to ACT Research in its most recent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest. read more

Amtrak Seeks New Passenger Equipment for Northeast Regional Rail

Amtrak has released a Request for Proposals for a new fleet of single-level passenger rail vehicles and equipment with contemporary rail amenities to replace its Amfleet I cars. read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Volume Below Neutral for 2nd Consecutive Month

According to the ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index, the volume index was still in negative territory at 48.1 in December. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 44.3 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. read more

KBRA Report Explores the Evolution of Aircraft Sales and Fleet Management

Kroll Bond Rating Agency released a commentary regarding the evolution of aircraft sales and fleet management. read more

SMBC Aviation Capital Orders 65 A320neo Family Aircraft from Airbus

SMBC Aviation Capital boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65 A320neo Family aircraft (15 A321neo and 50 A320neo). read more

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 13.2% in November

November 2018 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $209.42 million, down 6.3% from October’s $223.46 million and up 13.2% when compared with the $184.97 million reported for November 2017. read more

ACT Research: Industry Sets All-Time Annual Net Order Record in 2018

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for December 2018 net trailer orders is 27,800 units. The industry set an all-time record for annual net orders in 2018. read more

ACT: 2018 Saw Strong Class 8 Build, Economic Risks in Sight

The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat in December, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. read more

Used Class 8 Volumes Fall Again, But Not to a Concerning Degree

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December (-7%), marking the first time since January 2016 that same dealer sales have fallen below 2,000 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ECN Capital Announces Preliminary Results of Substantial Issuer Bid

ECN Capital announced the preliminary results of its modified “Dutch auction” substantial issuer bid to purchase for cancellation up to $265 million of its outstanding common shares from shareholders for cash. read more

ACT: Yellow Lights Flashing for US Economy & NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, yellow lights are flashing for the U.S. economy, and by extension for the North American commercial vehicle industry. read more

Aviation Community Rallies to Demand an End to Government Shutdown

NATCA, aviation groups, and members of Congress will detail how the shutdown is affecting the National Airspace System and must end now. read more

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