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ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales up 43% YTD in May

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report released by ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is on the cusp of a significant correction, though he medium duty market continued to confound in May. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Up 2% M/M, 10% YTD

According to ACT Research, the average price of total used Class 8 trucks in June was virtually flat, gaining just 2% month-over-month. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 70% Y/Y

New US trailer orders of 11,300 were down 27% month-over-month, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Finish to Q2

The June data in ACT Research’s latest For-Hire Trucking Index showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. read more

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, June’s Class 8 order broke the string of falling order volumes, with the opening of 2020 order books, garnering a 19% rebound. read more

ACT: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Orders Down 41% from May

The preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall for Third Consecutive Month

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month-over-month in June, the third consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary report by ACT Research. read more

ACT: Freight Recession is Here; Eventual Spot Upturn Possible

In the July installment of the of its Freight Forecast, ACT Research maintained its view that truckload and intermodal contract rates will fall this year due to overcapacity and weak freight demand. read more

ACT: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

According to ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but deteriorating freight and rate conditions still suggest caution. read more

NA Medium & Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20% from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69% from year-ago June’s very tough comparison. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices Drop 1% M/M, Rise 10% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in May was virtually flat, dropping just 1% month-over-month. However, prices were up 10% year-to-date, according the ACT Research’s State of the Industry. read more

Report: Chinese CV Truck Market Softening

China’s economy is likely to give less support to the heavy and medium truck markets in the short term, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Drop in May, Down 54% Y/Y

New US trailer orders of 15.5k were down 16% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 10.5k units, down 28% from April, according to the ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating

ACT Research released its latest Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, which noted that the economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from strong 2018 growth. read more

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