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ACT: North American Commercial Vehicle Production Continues to Grow

Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices Up 9% YTD in October, Volumes Up 11% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in October fell 3% month-over-month, but rose 11% year-over-year and 9% year-to-date, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: For-Hire Volumes Rebounds in October, US Economy is Strong

The ACT For-Hire Trucking Survey Volume Index (seasonally adjusted) rebounded in October, to 55.9 from 51.8 in September, according to a recent release of ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. read more

ACT: Tough Comparisons for Transportation in a Robust Environment

ACT Research recently noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that freight-related metrics are continuing the moderation that began in August. read more

ACT: US Trailer Industry Set Net Order Records in Q3/18

The U.S. trailer industry set net order records throughout Q3/18, with both July and August being the strongest months, respectively, in industry history, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume & Productivity Rise in October

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, from 50.1 in September. read more

ACT: October NA Class 8 Net Orders Moderated; Used Class 8 Volumes Recover

NA Class 8 net orders moderated from July-August records but were up 21% year over year. Preliminary used Class 8 volumes reversed course, rising 10% month over month and offsetting September’s 10% decline, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Trailer Net Orders Up 70% Y/Y in October

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for October 2018 net trailer orders is 55,250 units. Final October volume will be available later this month. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 9% YTD in September; Growth Is Expected to Slow

According to ACT Research, the average price of total used Class 8 trucks in September rose 3% month over month and fared even better, up 9% year to date, when compared to the first nine months of 2017. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Up 135% Year-Over-Year

Total trailer net orders of more than 58k units were up 52% month-over-month and 135% better than this time last year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT: September NA Class 8 Orders Down Sequentially, Up Y/Y

According to ACT Research, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 42,781 units in September, a 19% decline from August’s all-time record, but the seventh time this year industry orders cracked 40,000 units. read more

Trailer Net Orders Hit All-Time Monthly Record in September

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for September 2018 net trailer orders is 58,200 units. Final September volume will be available later this month. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Class 8 Orders Fall in September

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 42,800 units in September, falling moderately after back-to-back record order months. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Downward Pricing Pressure Expected as Year-End Nears

ACT Research reported 2018 has been characterized by strong used Class 8 pricing and insufficient used inventory to meet rising demand, leading dealers to pay higher prices for used trucks. read more

ACT: Trucking Industry Responds to Strong Demand by Adding Capacity

The latest release of ACT’s For Hire Trucking Index show ‘gradual balancing taking place as the industry responds to strong demand by adding capacity.” read more

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