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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 42% Y/Y, 52% YTD

Year-to-date net trailer orders are 52% below last year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Spike M/M, Down 17% YTD

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) grew 42% month-over-month and 6% year-over-year in October, while year-to-date preliminary volumes dropped 17%, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Carriers Add Capacity, While US Industrial Downturn Deepens

According to ACT Research, parts of the freight economy may be flashing the occasional “green shoot,” but it is not completely clear whether the industry has reached the nadir of the current freight cycle. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Preliminary Net Orders Surge 71% M/M in October

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for October indicates that trailer manufacturers booked 31.9k net orders to their orderboards last month, a 71% spike from September. read more

ACT: Heavy Duty Market Anticipating Build Rate Pullback

According to ACT Research’s latest North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an accelerating pullback in build rates. read more

ACT Research: TL Contract Rates Turn Lower with More to Go

Based on ACT Research’s For-Hire TL Carrier Database, TL contract rates fell to $2.28 per mile in Q3, down 2% y/y, following a 3% increase in Q2. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Order Intake Improves in October

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 22,100 units in October, up 74% from September, while Classes 5-7 orders fell 12% M/M, to 16,400 units. read more

ACT: Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, Up 27% YTD

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first eight months of 2019 gained 27% year-to-date, according to ACT Research’s most recent AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Drop 18% Y/Y

Used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes returned to a downward trajectory in September, falling 5% M/M and erasing a portion of August’s 9% improvement, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020

According to the latest ACT Research Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a substantial correction in 2020. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 73% M/M, but Down 68% Y/Y

According to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, new US trailer orders were up 44% month-over-month but were down 68% compared to September of 2018. read more

For-Hire Trucking Index Shows Volume Surge in September

The latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed an even stronger surge than July, with the Volume Index up to 59.6 (SA), from 47.6 in August. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 5% month-over-month in September, according to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. read more

ACT: Leading Indicators Point to Downturn as Retail Truck Sales Surge

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, the “less negative” freight data reported early in Q3 has softened further since the September 1st tariff impositions. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Preliminary Net Orders Up 75% M/M in September

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for September indicated that trailer manufacturers booked 18,500 net orders to their orderboards last month, a 75% surge from August’s subdued net order volume. read more

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