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Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Increase 19% YTD Through May

For the first five months of 2021, U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales rose 19% year to date against a somewhat unfair comparison of the same time period in 2020, as published in ACT Research’s Alternative Fuels Quarterly. read more

ACT Research: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Forecasts Remain Strong

In the most recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that its heavy-duty vehicle forecasts for the remainder of this year and the following two years remain very strong. read more

ACT Research: June Used Class 8 Sales Volumes and Average Miles Fall Sequentially

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were 1% lower month over month in June. At the same time, volumes were down 5% year over year and up 20% year to date. read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Heading Toward Stability at High Levels

According to ACT Research, commercial vehicle forecast stability this year has been driven by three factors, including positive momentum carried over from 2020 and the struggle of manufacturers to push production even higher in the face of heavy organic truck demand. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Metrics Moderating, but Still Healthy

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with June data, showed a slowing in volumes, pricing moderating at a high level, and a still-strong supply-demand balance. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Volumes Up 23% YTD Despite Declines in June 

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes dropped 6% month over month and 12% year over year in June. However, through the first six months of the year, activity was 23% higher compared with the same period a year ago. read more

ACT Research: Freight Market ‘Boiler’ Still Has Steam

According to the latest release of ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, there is considerable steam left in the boiler that will continue to propel the economy broadly, including the freight markets. read more

Ritchie Bros. to Host Online Transportation Industry Panel on July 27

On July 27, Ritchie Bros. will host an industry panel about the transportation industry, covering original equipment manufacturer production delays, auction volumes and pricing, spot rate impact and driver shortages.  read more

Preliminary Data Shows Net Trailer Orders Increased 20% M/M, Fell 19% Y/Y in June

According to preliminary reports from ACT Research, original equipment manufacturers posted 11,100 net trailer orders in June, which was 20% greater than orders from May but 19% below orders from June 2020. read more

ACT: Preliminary North American Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Take Side Step in June

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in June were 25,700 units, up 11% from May and 61% higher than June 2020, according to ACT Research. Preliminary Classes 5-7 net orders reached 22,800 units, down 12% from May but up 26% compared with June 2020. read more

ACT Research: China’s Commercial Vehicle Market Experiences Sales Uptick in Q1/21

According to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, sales of commercial trucks and tractors in China grew quarter over quarter and year over year in Q1/21. read more

ACT: May Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Fell Y/Y, While Average Price, Miles, Age Rose

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) in May were 12% lower month over month but significantly higher year over year and year to date. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Orders Expected to ‘Rise Materially in Coming Months’

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, as expected and aligned with preliminary data, North American Class 8 net orders were soft in May, as full 2021 backlogs and as-yet opened 2022 order books constrained activity. read more

ACT Research Reports Strong Mid-Year Indicators for Economy, Freight, Utilization

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the mid-year 2021 indicators that the company tracks for the economy, freight and equipment utilization are about as good as analysts at the company have ever seen. read more

ACT: Trucking Prices Stay Strong as Volumes Slow, Supply-Demand Balance Declines

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes May data, showed a slowing in volumes, strength in pricing and a sharp decline in the supply-demand balance. read more

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