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ACT Research: Q1/18 NA Class 8 Orders Second Best Quarter in History

Orders averaged 45,400 units per month and in March, orders doubled their year-ago effort, with 46,780 net orders hitting the books. read more

Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down in First Two Months of 2018

According to ACT Research, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13% in 2017 but have declined 23% year-to-date through February 2018. read more

ACT: Capacity Rising Faster Than Freight for First Time in 15 Months

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed that for the first time in the past 15 months, the capacity index rose faster than the freight index, inflecting to a deteriorating supply-demand balance. read more

ACT: March Net Trailer Orders Up 36% Versus Last Year

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for March 2018 net trailer orders is 29,500 units. read more

ACT: HD & MD Orders Combine to Exceed 70,000 Units in March

More than 70,000 Classes 5-8 net orders were booked in March according to preliminary data from ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Truck Prices Up Y/Y in February, Mileage Flat

Class 8 used truck prices rose 3% year-over-year in February but dipped 2% month-over-month. Meanwhile, average mileage was flat compared to last February and the average age was lower on a year-over-year basis. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Rise 27% Y/Y in February

According to ACT Research, February’s U.S. trailer net orders, while 14th highest on the all-time list, were the strongest February net order volume in industry history. read more

ACT Research: HD & MD Orders in February Third Strongest Since 2006

February’s volume makes it the third strongest order month since the EPA 2007 prebuy-fueled March 2006 order volume and the fifth best order month of the millennium. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Prices Rise 2% Y/Y

Total Class 8 used truck prices rose 2% year-over-year in January, but dipped 3% month-over-month, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Total U.S. Trailer Net Orders Rise 24% Y/Y in January

According to ACT Research, following historically strong net order volumes in 2017’s final two months, January U.S. trailer net orders continued the pattern, booking the fifth-best order month in history. read more

ACT Research’s Freight Rate and Pricing Indices Reach New Records

The freight rate index from ACT Research in January reached a new all-time high in its 10-year history, eclipsing the previous record set in October. January also posted a new cycle-high in the productivity index. read more

ACT Research Names Ige-Wright Research Director

ACT Research hired Funmi Ige-Wright as research director. Before joining ACT, she served for nearly 20 years at Cummins. read more

ACT: Net Orders of 39,100 Units Strongest January Volume in History

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for January 2018 net trailer orders is 39,100 units. read more

January Heavy and Medium Duty Orders Second-Highest in History

Preliminary data from ACT Research indicated that 80,400 North America Classes 5-8 units were booked North America in January. read more

Used Class 8 Truck Sales in December Fall 9% Y/Y, 1% YTD

Total Class 8 used truck sales fell 9% year-over-year in December, but were down just 1% for full-year 2017 compared to 2016, according to ACT Research. read more

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