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ACT Research: Net U.S. Trailer Orders Decline M/M, Increase Y/Y in May

May net U.S. trailer orders of 8,676 units fell nearly 40% from April but were more than 165% higher compared with May 2020, according to ACT Research. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 11,700 units were down 38% versus April. read more

ACT Research: Strong Economic Activity and Capacity Constraints Impacting CV Markets

According to ACT Research, data through the first two weeks of June suggest that North America is at or very near the top of the freight rate expansion, which has been setting new highs on an almost monthly basis since last August. read more

ACT Freight Forecast: Capex Boom Benefits Freight Demand

In conjunction with the release of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report from ACT Research, Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst at ACT Research, said “the coming capex boom will certainly benefit freight demand.” read more

ACT Research: Preliminary Net Trailer Orders in May Fall 39% M/M

According to preliminary reports from ACT Research, trailer original equipment manufacturers posted 8,800 net orders in May, which was off 39% versus April but almost 170% better than the COVID-19-impacted level last May. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Tractor Dashboard Flashes All Positive Indicators in April

According to ACT Research, the question of commercial vehicle demand for 2021 has already been answered, and for the first time ever, this perspective is illuminated by all positive indicators on ACT Research’s Class 8 Tractor Dashboard. read more

ACT Research: Transition to New Powertrains/Fuels Means Planning for CV Fleets

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates, discussion continues about how internal combustion engines will meet future emissions standards for the latter part of this decade, even as legislation accelerates the push to electrification. read more

ACT Research: Production Potential is 2021’s Commercial Vehicle Challenge

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the question of commercial vehicle demand for 2021 has been answered, but questions remain about the industry’s ability to meet that level of demand. read more

ACT: ‘Life in the Trenches is a Jungle Right Now’ in Commercial Vehicle Industry

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the aggregate prosperity seen currently in the commercial vehicle industry and the U.S. economy as a whole is a welcome contrast to the situation that existed a year ago. However, there is a downside, according to the report. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Moderated Again in May

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in May reached 22,900 units, down 32% from April but 242% higher than May 2020’s COVID-19-stricken intake, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Final Trailer Orders for April Experience 52% M/M Decline

According to ACT Research, April net U.S. trailer orders of 14,387 units fell nearly 52% from the previous month and rose more than 3,600% compared with severely COVID-19-impacted April 2020. These final orders were consistent with preliminary reports from ACT Research. read more

ACT: April Used Class 8 Volumes, Average Miles and Age Drop M/M

According to ACT Research, April used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were 3% lower month over month but significantly higher year over year and year to date compared with volumes from April 2020. read more

ACT’s Trucking Index Shows Slow Volumes, Strong Prices, Tight Supply-Demand Balance

According to April data from ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, volumes are slowing, prices are strengthening and the supply-demand balance remains tight but is beginning to show early signs of rebalancing. read more

ACT Research: Production Constraints Challenge U.S. Trailer Production

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer orders were preliminarily and meaningfully lower in April than previous months.  read more

ACT Research: April Net Trailer Orders 52% Lower than March, YTD Volume Up 164%

Preliminary reports from trailer OEMs indicate that 14,400 new trailer orders were booked in April, which was 52% lower than March but a staggering 3,600% above the COVID-19-impacted volume for the same month last year, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Net Class 8 Orders Pull Back in April, with Backlog Essentially Filled

According to ACT Research, April Class 8 net orders pulled back to a seven-month low, with benign cancellations. ACT Research said the order pullback was not due to any slowing demand, but was rather an indication that the 2021 backlog is essentially filled. read more

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