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ACT: Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% YTD in November 2018

U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but shed 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to the recent Alternative Fuels Quarterly report released by ACT Research. read more

U.S. Trailer Orders Close Up 35%, Setting Annual Record in 2018

U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the third month in a row, but the industry still posted nearly 28,000 net orders in December, according to the ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rise 10% in 2018

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks sold in 2018 was up 10% compared to 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. read more

ACT: Supply and Demand-Side Triggers Impacting Heavy CV Markets

Heavy commercial vehicle markets continue to benefit from a still-broad spectrum of supply and demand-side triggers, according to ACT Research in its most recent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest. read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Volume Below Neutral for 2nd Consecutive Month

According to the ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index, the volume index was still in negative territory at 48.1 in December. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 44.3 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. read more

ACT Research: Industry Sets All-Time Annual Net Order Record in 2018

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for December 2018 net trailer orders is 27,800 units. The industry set an all-time record for annual net orders in 2018. read more

ACT: 2018 Saw Strong Class 8 Build, Economic Risks in Sight

The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat in December, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. read more

Used Class 8 Volumes Fall Again, But Not to a Concerning Degree

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December (-7%), marking the first time since January 2016 that same dealer sales have fallen below 2,000 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Yellow Lights Flashing for US Economy & NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, yellow lights are flashing for the U.S. economy, and by extension for the North American commercial vehicle industry. read more

ACT Research: Supply and Demand-Side Triggers Impacting Heavy CV Markets

ACT Research noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that heavy commercial vehicle markets continue to benefit from a broad spectrum of supply and demand-side triggers. read more

North American Class 8 Orders Outpacing Industry’s Ability to Produce

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 28,082 units in November, compared to build at 27,973 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices and Sales Volumes Rose 10% YTD in November

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in November was up 10% year to date, when compared to the first 11 months of 2017, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Nov U.S. Trailer Orders Up 101% Y/Y, 5th Best Month in History

U.S trailer order volume slid sequentially for the second month in a row, but with more than 45,000 net orders posted in November, it was the fifth highest net order month in industry history. read more

Commercial Vehicle Industry Extends All-Time Records for Backlog & Orders

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time records for backlog and cumulative annual orders. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Drops to Lowest Level in 27 Months

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index dropping into negative territory, at 48.1, in November, for the first time in 27 months. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 45.2 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. read more

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