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ACT: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Ease in 2020

According to the most recent N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, Class 8 production is expected to continue growing in 2019, before an anticipated drop late in the year and into 2020. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rise 12% YTD; Unit Sales Drop 16% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in April was up 6% month-over-month and up 12% year-to-date, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y

New U.S. trailer orders of 18.6k were up 4% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 14.7k units, down 6% from March, according to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT: Economy Strong, But Trade Uncertainty a Moderating Force

ACT Research’s latest Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest release noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. read more

ACT: April 2019 Trailer Industry Net Orders Down 38% Y/Y

ACT’s preliminary estimate for April 2019 net trailer orders is 14,500 units, down 7% from March and 38% below last year; volume of 14,500 units is the lowest reported since July 2017. read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Index Pricing Index Drops Considerably

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in volume, although the measure remains in negative territory at 49.5 seasonally adjusted. The bigger story was the Pricing Index, which fell considerably to 45.4, from 49.4 seasonally adjusted in March. read more

ACT: Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, April’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Volumes Fall 16% Y/Y

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes fell 5% month-over-month in April, according to ACT Research. Longer-term comparisons yielded a 13% decline compared to April 2018, as well as a year-to-date drop of 16%. read more

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in H2/19

According to ACT Research, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will increasingly pressure rates and by extension, trucker profitability in 2019. read more

ACT: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook for May

Freight remains soft and Class 8 sales on “on fire” according to the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast. read more

ACT: NA Class 8 Orders Dip from March to April, Hit 31-Month Low

According to the latest data from ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down 57% from year-ago April. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales Down 12% YTD

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales for the first two months of 2019 were down 12% year-to-date, according to the latest Alternative Fuels Quarterly released by ACT Research. read more

U.S. Trailer Orders Drop 48% Y/Y in March, 36% YTD

U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the fourth straight month in March, but OEMs still booked nearly 16,000 net orders during the month, according the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices Fall 5% M/M in March, Rise 10% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in March was down 5% month-over-month, but remained 10% higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. read more

Strong Economy, Moderate Growth Sends Mixed Signals to CV Industry

In the latest ACT Research Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. read more

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