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ACT: CV Data Indicates Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth

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

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Jump 25% M/M in March

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) jumped 25% month-over-month in March, following a modest decline in February, according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. read more

For-Hire Trucking Industry Conditions Ticked Up in March

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an uptick in volume, pricing, and productivity. read more

ACT Research: Freight Recession Possible, Rate Recession Likely

ACT Research released a new monthly report focusing on the future of the U.S. trucking industry, titled ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK. The report covers the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. read more

ACT Research: NA Classes 5-7 Orders Take A Respite

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Classes 5-7 net order data show that segment of the industry declined in March. read more

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Drop Significantly in March Y/Y

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 15,700 units in March, dropping a moderate 6.7% from February, but down 66% from year-ago March. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M in February; Sales Fell 7%

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in February was up 2% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. read more

Chinese CV Truck Market Softening Amid Environmental Concerns

While not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK from ACT Research. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in February, Down 29% Y/Y

U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the third straight month in February, but OEMs still booked nearly 24,000 net orders during the month, according to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry report. read more

Current Class 8 Orders See Big Backlogs

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that recently softer Class 8 orders are attributed to backlogs that are still out about 10 months. read more

Commercial Vehicle Industry Solid Despite Slowing U.S. Economy

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, benefitting from momentum generated in 2018. read more

ACT: February Trailer Industry Net Order Volume Down 29% Y/Y

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for February 2019 net trailer orders is 23,800 units. Final volume will be available later this month. read more

ACT Research: CV Data Indicates Stagnating Freight Growth

According to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 report, “'Almost exactly as expected' would be a reasonable phrase for February’s crop of heavy truck data.” read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Pricing Falls Again in February

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed a downtick in volume, pricing and productivity, with the supply-demand balance continuing trend, loosening for the fourth consecutive month. read more

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Decline in February, Down 20% Y/Y

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) declined 5% month over month in February, erasing a portion of January’s 10% improvement, according to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. read more

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