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Used Class 8 Retail Sales Volumes Decrease to Open 2022; Prices Continue to Increase

Used Class 8 retail volumes were 15% lower month over month in January, according to ACT Research. Longer term, volumes were down 37% year over year, while average prices were 7% higher compared with December and 83% more expensive than in January of 2021. read more

US Trailer Orders Open 2022 Low, OEMs Carefully Managing Order Acceptance

January net U.S. trailer orders of 26,595 units increased less than 1% from the previous month and were more than 15% lower compared with January of 2021, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

Commercial Vehicle Market Demand Strong in 2021, Constrained by Supply Chain

According to ACT Research, supply chain constraints kept a lid on the commercial vehicle industry’s ability to raise build rates through 2021, at least until December, when a torrent of red-tagged/incomplete units were finished. read more

Economic Conditions ‘Idyllic’ for Commercial Vehicle Demand

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, for much of the past 20 months, economic conditions have been idyllic broadly, particularly for commercial vehicle demand. read more

ACT Research: Long Backlog Horizons Challenge US Trailer Manufacturers

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the U.S. trailer industry backlog grew 3% sequentially in December but ended 2021 9% below the backlog for 2020. read more

ACT: Preliminary US Trailer January Net Orders Match the Year-End 2021 Pace

Preliminary reports showed trailer net orders of 26,100 came in close to the December order pace of 26,400 and 17% below January 2021 levels, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: CV Industry Production Closed 2021 Strong, But Is It Sustainable?

Supply-chain constraints kept a lid on the industry’s ability to raise build rates through 2021 until December when a torrent of heavy-duty and medium-duty were finished, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Releases Global Electric Vehicle Forecast Report

ACT Research released its newest commercial electric vehicle forecast. The new report analyzed seven regions and more than 20 countries, looking at a total of 85 unique vehicle applications in a battery and fuel cell electric vehicle analysis and adoption rate forecast. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary Data Shows Class 8 Orders Totaled 21.3K Units in January

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 net orders totaled 21,300 units in January, while Classes 5-7 net orders dropped to 16,500 units. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Omicron Slows Capacity Recovery

ACT Research’s latest For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes December 2021 data, showed an increase in the pricing index, with slowing in all other categories measured. read more

ACT Research: US Used Class 8 Retail Sales Close 2021 With 6% Increase

Preliminary used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) in December grew 4% month over month and ended 2021 with a 6% year-to-date increase despite dropping 30% on a year-over-year basis in December, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. read more

Commercial Vehicle Industry Continues to Face Strong Demand and Capacity Constraints

ACT Research reported that despite rock-solid demand across the spectrum of forward-looking medium and heavy-duty vehicle market indicators, industry capacity remains range-bound across a broad front of supply chain constraints. read more

ACT Research: Dominant Issues Continue to Shape Commercial Vehicle Outlook

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, supply chain difficulties, COVID-19, inflation, high energy prices, robust freight and rates and public policy continue to be the dominant issues shaping the heavy-duty trucking outlook. read more

Commercial Vehicle Cancellations Spike Despite Solid Demand

According to ACT Research, Class 8 cancellations in October and November rose significantly, especially compared with a largely steady run of non-event levels since April 2020. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Fall in November

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were down 15% month over month and 16% year over year in November. However, volumes were up 11% year to date. read more

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