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Commercial Vehicle Industry Solid Despite Slowing U.S. Economy

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, benefitting from momentum generated in 2018. read more

ACT: February Trailer Industry Net Order Volume Down 29% Y/Y

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for February 2019 net trailer orders is 23,800 units. Final volume will be available later this month. read more

ACT Research: CV Data Indicates Stagnating Freight Growth

According to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 report, “'Almost exactly as expected' would be a reasonable phrase for February’s crop of heavy truck data.” read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Pricing Falls Again in February

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed a downtick in volume, pricing and productivity, with the supply-demand balance continuing trend, loosening for the fourth consecutive month. read more

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Decline in February, Down 20% Y/Y

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) declined 5% month over month in February, erasing a portion of January’s 10% improvement, according to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. read more

ACT Research: Freight Rate Recession Likely

According to the ACT Research North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, a freight recession is not out of the question, but the easier call is a rate recession as truck supply-freight demand fall out of balance. read more

ACT Research: NA Classes 5-7 Orders Remain on Trend

Preliminary North America Classes 5-7 net order data show that segment of the industry remains on trend, according to ACT Research. read more

NA Class 8 Orders Rebound from January to February, Down Y/Y

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 16,900 units in February, up a modest 5% from January, but down 58% from year-ago February. read more

ACT Research Predicts Continued Class 8 Production Growth in 2019

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates’ recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019. read more

ACT: Y/Y Used Truck Prices Open 2019 Up 10%; Sales Fall 12%

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in January was up 10% year-over-year, when compared to January of 2018, according to the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Strong Trailer Orders Streak Ends in Q4/18

According to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the industry’s stronger order streak that started in the fall of 2017 came to an end at the close of 2018, but the softness was not necessarily due to a change in fleet confidence. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Orders Start 2019 Down, Backlog Still Projected

U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the fourth month in a row. However, more than 26,000 net orders were still posted in January, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

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

ACT Research’s Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest queries whether the current record-setting Class 8 cycle will close differently than previous peak periods. read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Volumes Pick Up in January to 52.0

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in freight volumes and truck productivity in January, after a soft finish to 2018. The Volume Index rose to 52.0 in January, from 49.0 in December. read more

ACT Research: Industry Books 25,800 Net Orders in January 2019

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for January 2019 net trailer orders was 25,800 units. Final volume will be available later in February. read more

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