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ACT Research: March’s Preliminary Net Trailer Order Data Indicates Year of Transition Underway

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, net trailer orders decreased nominally from February to March. At 13,600 units, orders also were lower compared to last March, down 24% year over year. read more

Purchasing Cycle for Class 8 Trucks Challenged by Upcoming Emissions Regulations

After pushing its 2024 North America Class 8 truck production forecast up the previous two months, ACT Research has left its the forecast essentially unchanged in April, according to its latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook. read more

Used Class 8 Truck Order Surge Pauses in March

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 truck net orders reached 17,300 units in March, down 10,400 units from February and 18.7% on a year-over-year basis. read more

ACT Research: Green Shoots Suggest an Improving Freight Market Balance in 2024

According to the latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, the freight market is continuing to recover, with the volume index increased by 2.3 points in February to a seasonally-adjusted mark of 52.3 from 50 in January. read more

Used Class 8 Truck Price Growth Expectations Pushed Further Out

According to ACT Research, the used Class 8 average retail sale price improved 4.4% month over month to $62,100 in February. However, retail prices were down 14% year over year and Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research, said ACT is "pushing expectations for the return to sustained month-over-month growth further out." read more

Used Class 8 Truck Retail Sales Stronger than Expected in February

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, Class 8 same dealer used truck retail sales volumes increased 15% month over month in February. read more

ACT Research: Strong Class 8 Truck Orders Continue in February

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 truck net orders reached 27,700 units in February, up 600 units from January and 16% from February of 2023. read more

Leading Indicators Suggest a 2024 Trucking Recovery

While trucking demand remains soft overall, rising imports and intermodal trends are key leading indicators of a recovery in trucking this year, according to a recent report from ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Values Linger at 2021 Lows in January

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 average retail sale prices improved 2.6% month over month to $59,400 in January. The last time retail prices were this low was in the spring of 2021. read more

ACT Research: Low Trailer Orders and High Cancellations in January

Weak freight rates continue to reduce carriers’ willingness to invest in equipment, resulting in low trailer orders and high cancellations in January, according to ACT Research. read more

Class 8 Truck Orders Surged 45% Y/Y in January

According to final data from ACT Research, January Class 8 truck net orders reached 27,125 units, up 45% year over year. Meanwhile, net orders for Classes 5-7 were up 14% year over year at 19,954 units. read more

Used Class 8 Truck Retail Sales Off to a Robust Start in 2024

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, Class 8 same dealer used truck retail sales accelerated 17% month over month in January. read more

ACT Research: 2024 Class 8 Truck Production and Sales Forecast Bumped Up

After essentially holding the line on the forecast since last July, ACT Research pushed its 2024 Class 8 truck production and sales expectations up in February, as published in the latest release of its North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook. read more

Battery Electric Vehicle Adoption Rates to Drive Trucking Industry Decarbonization Goals

In its recently released decarbonization forecast, ACT Research forecasts a significant increase of unit sales in 2026 for total Class 8 tractor volumes in response to the U.S. EPA’s 2027 low-NOx regulations. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Orders Jump 45% Y/Y in January

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 truck net orders reached 27,000 units in January, up 600 units from December and up 45% compared with January 2023. read more

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