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Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Mixed, Infrastructure Continues to Decline

Sales of natural gas-powered vehicles were mixed in the September to November time period in 2022, according to ACT Research. September activity surpassed its prior-year level by 29%, but both October and November lagged the prior year’s comparisons by 9%. read more

US Trailer Orders End 2022 at Near-Record Levels

December 2022 net US trailer orders of 57,300 units were nearly 46% higher compared to November and 115% above December 2021, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report. read more

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Increased 16% M/M in December

According to ACT Research's latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) increased 16% month to month in December. read more

ACT Research: Freight Market Balance Loose with Signs of Bottoming

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed volumes and the supply-demand balance increased in December, while freight trucking rates continued to decline. read more

More Than 300K Class 8 Units Were Sold in 2022

According to ACT Research, there were 309,615 Class 8 units sold in the United States in 2022, including what ACT described as “healthy” and record-setting net orders of 34,415 units in December and 159,000 orders from September to the end of the year. read more

Class 8 Net Orders ‘Robust’ in November

According to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report, November Class 8 net orders of 32,600 were robust, bringing the most recent three-month total to 128,000. read more

November US Trailer Orders Drop M/M, Increase Y/Y

According to ACT Research’s recent issue of its State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, November net U.S. trailer orders of 39,590 units were 17% lower compared to October, 27% lower on a seasonally-adjusted basis and 22% above the year-ago November level. read more

November Used Class 8 Same Dealer Sales Down 19%

According to ACT Research's latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report, used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were down 19% month to month in November. read more

Inflation Could Call for Higher Interest Rates

According to ACT Research's Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, the longer inflation remains elevated, the more aggressively the Fed will respond with higher interest rates. read more

Freight Rates and Supply-Demand Balance Decrease

According to ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, the supply-demand balance and volumes have decreased recently while freight rates have also continued to decline. read more

Class 8 Tractor Dashboard Drops for Seventh Time in Eight Months

The top line on the Class 8 Tractor Dashboard dropped in October to a -3 reading, marking the seventh moderately downbeat reading in eight months, according to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest. read more

Chinese CV Market Demand Continues Strong Decline in Q3/22

Chinese commercial vehicle market demands for heavy trucks, medium trucks and tractors continued a strong decline, affected by policy, market and economic factors, according to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT Research Says ‘Loose Market’ to Equalize in 2023

ACT Research released the December installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. read more

Class 8 Net Orders Reach 33K Units in November

According to ACT Research, Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in November were 33,000 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 21,400 units. ACT will publish complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, in mid-December. read more

Mitsubishi HC Capital America and ACT Research Launch Video Series

Mitsubishi HC Capital America and ACT Research are partnering on a four-part weekly video series, “A Conversation with ACT Research,” designed for commercial truck dealers, upfitters and end-users. read more

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