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ACT: Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, April’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Volumes Fall 16% Y/Y

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes fell 5% month-over-month in April, according to ACT Research. Longer-term comparisons yielded a 13% decline compared to April 2018, as well as a year-to-date drop of 16%. read more

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in H2/19

According to ACT Research, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will increasingly pressure rates and by extension, trucker profitability in 2019. read more

ACT: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook for May

Freight remains soft and Class 8 sales on “on fire” according to the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast. read more

ACT: NA Class 8 Orders Dip from March to April, Hit 31-Month Low

According to the latest data from ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down 57% from year-ago April. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales Down 12% YTD

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales for the first two months of 2019 were down 12% year-to-date, according to the latest Alternative Fuels Quarterly released by ACT Research. read more

U.S. Trailer Orders Drop 48% Y/Y in March, 36% YTD

U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the fourth straight month in March, but OEMs still booked nearly 16,000 net orders during the month, according the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices Fall 5% M/M in March, Rise 10% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in March was down 5% month-over-month, but remained 10% higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. read more

Strong Economy, Moderate Growth Sends Mixed Signals to CV Industry

In the latest ACT Research Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. read more

ACT: Strength in Commercial Vehicle Industry Varies by Sector

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, while data from the medium duty sector diverged in February, with strength in backward-looking indicators and some softness in forward-looking metrics. read more

ACT: CV Data Indicates Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth

According to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, March’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. read more

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Jump 25% M/M in March

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) jumped 25% month-over-month in March, following a modest decline in February, according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. read more

For-Hire Trucking Industry Conditions Ticked Up in March

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an uptick in volume, pricing, and productivity. read more

ACT Research: Freight Recession Possible, Rate Recession Likely

ACT Research released a new monthly report focusing on the future of the U.S. trucking industry, titled ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK. The report covers the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. read more

ACT Research: NA Classes 5-7 Orders Take A Respite

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Classes 5-7 net order data show that segment of the industry declined in March. read more

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