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ACT Research: Production Constraints Challenge U.S. Trailer Production

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer orders were preliminarily and meaningfully lower in April than previous months.  read more

ACT Research: April Net Trailer Orders 52% Lower than March, YTD Volume Up 164%

Preliminary reports from trailer OEMs indicate that 14,400 new trailer orders were booked in April, which was 52% lower than March but a staggering 3,600% above the COVID-19-impacted volume for the same month last year, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Net Class 8 Orders Pull Back in April, with Backlog Essentially Filled

According to ACT Research, April Class 8 net orders pulled back to a seven-month low, with benign cancellations. ACT Research said the order pullback was not due to any slowing demand, but was rather an indication that the 2021 backlog is essentially filled. read more

ACT: Preliminary Data Shows Used Class 8 Sales and Prices Rose 29% YTD in April

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 2% month over month but rose 51% year over year in April, according to ACT Research. Through the first four months of the year, activity is 29% higher compared with the same period a year ago.  read more

ACT Research Discusses Persistent Supply Chain Constraints in Latest Freight Forecast

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report, noting that rates are up and to the right as supply chain constraints persist. read more

ACT Research: 2021 Commercial Vehicle Production a Question of Supply, Not Demand

According to the latest release of ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the question of commercial vehicle demand for 2021 has already been answered, but the number of units to be built this year remains a question of supply. read more

ACT Research Partners with KGP for Global Electric Vehicle Study

ACT Research is partnering with Knibb, Gormezano and Partners (KGP) to develop a comprehensive global commercial electric vehicle study. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary North American Class 5-8 Vehicle Orders Moderated in April

According to ACT Research, preliminary North American Class 8 net orders reached 33,500 units in April, which was down 16% from March but up 689% compared with April 2020’s COVID-19-stricken intake. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Contract 25% YTD Through February 2021

For the first two months of 2021, U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales dropped 25% year-to-date compared with the same time period in 2020, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. read more

ACT: Supply-Demand Balance Tightens as Driver Availability Hits New Low in March

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which included March data, showed the Driver Availability Index tightened to another new low point in the past three years. read more

ACT Research: Much to Like About Economy, Freight and Commercial Vehicle Demand

In the most recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that there is much to like about the current state of the U.S. economy as well as from both freight and commercial vehicle demand perspectives. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Rise 25% Y/Y in March

According to the latest release of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) grew for all time periods in March, rising 28% sequentially, 25% year over year and 13% year to date. read more

ACT: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Market Doesn’t Get Much Better than Current Condition

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the current business environment for heavy-duty trucks doesn’t get much better than it is now. read more

ACT: March U.S. Trailer Orders Gain M/M, Experience Triple-Digit Growth Y/Y

March net U.S. trailer orders of 29,910 units grew more than 13% from the previous month and rose more than 252% compared with March of 2020, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research: Net Class 8 Orders Nearing ‘Best Ever’ Status

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, net Class 8 orders booked during the past six months have only previously been surpassed by the six-month period ending October 2018. read more

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