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ACT: Preliminary August 2019 Trailer Orders Up Fractionally from July

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for August 2019 net trailer orders is 10,500 units, which is up from July’s numbers but trail last year by more than 72%. read more

ACT: Freight Markets Still Weak, Data Still Trending Negative

According to ACT Research, economic reports over the past month have more often risen above consensus than fallen below it, but it is premature to declare an end to freight market weakness. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall M/M, Y/Y and YTD

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 1% month-over-month in August, according to the ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. read more

ACT: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts is Trade War with China

According to ACT Research, the key risk to all commercial vehicle market forecasts remains the on-again trade war with China, but well-positioned consumers are keeping the U.S. economy out of the ditch. read more

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Conditions Continue to Deteriorate

According to the latest from ACT Research, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an imminent pullback in build rates, as market conditions continue to deteriorate. read more

ACT Research: Pre-Ship Provides Respite from Freight Downturn

ACT Research released its September installment of the Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK Report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. read more

Sam Kahan of ACT Research Wins Lawrence R. Klein Award

On October 16, 2019, Sam Kahan of ACT Research will be honored with the Lawrence R. Klein Award, one of the best-known and longest-standing achievements in the field of economic forecasts. read more

ACT: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rebound in August

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,900 units in August, up nearly 6% from July, but 79% below last August’s best-ever order month. read more

ACT: Commercial Vehicle Markets Heading for a Market Correction in 2020

ACT Research’s Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest has noted that the heavy truck and trailer markets are heading for corrections in 2020, even as the slow growth U.S. economic outlook remains largely unchanged. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Market Indicators Diverge

According to the latest ACT Research Transportation Digest, Class 8 market indicators are divergent, with some at all-time highs even as other metrics point to coming weakness. read more

ACT: Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fall 4% on Flat Sales

According to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, the average price of total used Class 8 trucks in July dipped 4% month-over-month but was up 9% year-to-date. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Hit 1st Sequential Increase in 9 Months

According to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, new U.S. trailer orders of 13.9k were up 22% month-over-month. read more

For-Hire Trucking Index Sees Anomalous Spike in July

The latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index, with July data, showed surprising improvement and trend reversal in every category. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Production Remains Robust

According to ACT Research, trailer industry net orders continued the year-over-year slide that begin at the end of 2018. However, manufacturers continue to produce trailers at near-record levels. read more

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