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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

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

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

ACT Research noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that heavy commercial vehicle markets continue to benefit from a broad spectrum of supply and demand-side triggers. read more

North American Class 8 Orders Outpacing Industry’s Ability to Produce

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 28,082 units in November, compared to build at 27,973 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices and Sales Volumes Rose 10% YTD in November

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in November was up 10% year to date, when compared to the first 11 months of 2017, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Nov U.S. Trailer Orders Up 101% Y/Y, 5th Best Month in History

U.S trailer order volume slid sequentially for the second month in a row, but with more than 45,000 net orders posted in November, it was the fifth highest net order month in industry history. read more

Commercial Vehicle Industry Extends All-Time Records for Backlog & Orders

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time records for backlog and cumulative annual orders. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Drops to Lowest Level in 27 Months

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index dropping into negative territory, at 48.1, in November, for the first time in 27 months. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 45.2 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. read more

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening

While not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022. read more

ACT: Record-Setting Pace Continues for Trailer OEMs

ACT Research reported that trailer OEMs had the fifth best month in industry history, with 43,600 orders booked last month. read more

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Continue Wave-Like Pattern in November

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) reversed course again in November, falling month-over-month and more than offsetting October’s gain, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT U.S. Tractor Dashboard Falls into Negative Territory

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, signs continue to mount that the freight cycle is getting long in the tooth. read more

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Drop 36% in November

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 27,900 units in November, down 36% sequentially from October, but only 15% lower from year-ago November. read more

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