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ACT: Preliminary Data Shows 140% Y/Y Increase in Net Trailer Orders in December

Preliminary information for December indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 42,500 net orders for the month, which was 7% better than November and 140% above year-ago levels, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Strong Freight Markets Drive Commercial Vehicle Build Rates and Forecasts Higher

ACT Research’s latest outlook revealed greater-than-expected build rates in November (the latest available data), which continued to apply upward pressure to forecasts, resulting in an across-the-board rise in commercial vehicle demand expectations. read more

ACT: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Close 2020 in Near-Record Territory

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December were 50,900 units, down 2% from November, but up 153% from December 2019, according to ACT Research. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 35,100 units, rose 28% sequentially and 73% compared with December 2019. read more

ACT Research: China’s CV Markets Report Sales Uptick in Q3/20

According to ACT Research, China’s heavy and medium commercial vehicle markets reported an uptick in sales during Q3/20 following the ground lost from the severe setback in Q1/20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery that started in Q2/20. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down Sequentially but Still Solid in November

According to ACT Research, November net U.S. trailer orders fell nearly 28% from October, reaching 39,645 units. However, net orders were up 100% year over year and up more than 30% year to date compared with the first 11 months of 2019. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Fall 22% M/M in November

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report from ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes fell 22% in November compared with October, while average miles fell 2% and average age fell 3%. read more

ACT: Strong Freight Rates Mean Strong New Commercial Vehicle Demand

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the strength in new commercial vehicle demand can be attributed to strength in freight rates. read more

ACT: 2020 Heavy Duty Truck Market Closing on a Robust Note

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the 2020 heavy duty truck market will close on a robust note, setting the stage for 2021. read more

ACT: Commercial Vehicle Demand Remains Strongly Positioned Heading into 2021

According to ACT Research, with the beginning of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the likelihood of Congressional assistance for those still suffering from COVID’s impact, and healthy freight rates, commercial vehicle demand remains strongly positioned heading into 2021. read more

ACT: November Used Class 8 Sales Drop 20% M/M Despite YTD Increase of 18%

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 20% month over month in November but rose 18% year to date compared with the first 11 months of 2019, according to ACT Research. Compared with November of 2019, volumes gained 32%. read more

ACT Research: Freight Market Facing Shortages, Bottlenecks and Imbalances

According to Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst at ACT Research, the current freight "bottleneck suggests strong freight volume growth will continue even after the holiday season as retailers restock inventories." read more

ACT Research: Strong Freight Rates Driving New Commercial Vehicle Demand

According to ACT Research's latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the strength in new commercial vehicle demand is a direct result of strength in freight rates. read more

ACT Research: COVID-19 and Regulations Continue to Influence CV Engine Demand

According to a report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the U.S. economy continues to improve despite setbacks with increased COVID-19 cases across the country. Additionally, the report noted that legislation toward zero emissions continues to grow. read more

ACT: November North American Class 8 Orders Jump 197% Y/Y

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in November were 51,900 units, up 33% from October and 197% compared with November 2019, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: COVID-19-Related Services-to-Goods Substitution Increasing CV Demand

ACT Research reported that it expected a rise in commercial vehicle demand in 2021 before the COVID-19 pandemic plunge. However, according to Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, “the speed of the demand inflection has proven to be a particularly challenging answer.” read more

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