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ACT: Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Climb Again in October

According to ACT Research, Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued their upward climb in October, rising 12% month over month and 37% year over year to become the best month of 2017. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Backlog Improves M/M, Y/Y

The U.S. trailer backlog continued to be positive in October, with a stronger than expected improvement of 6% month over month and 8% year over year. read more

ACT: North American Order Surge in October Raises Backlog

As reported earlier this month, orders for Class 8 vehicles surged in October, rising to a 35-month high of 36,033 units. read more

ACT Research: 2017 Trailers Orders Up 45% YTD

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, there were 32,000 net trailer orders in October. Final October volume will be available later this month. read more

Sales of Used Class 8 Trucks Rise in September

According to a report from Transport Topics, citing data from ACT Research, there was a 25% increase in sales of used Class 8 vehicles in September. read more

ACT: Classes 5-8 Orders Best Monthly Tally Since December 2014

According to ACT Research, preliminary North American Classes 5-8 net orders were 55,700 units in October, up 65% year over year. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Flat Through August YTD

According to ACT Research, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales were flat through August year-to-date. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Backlog Continues Slight Decline in September

According to ACT Research, U.S. trailer backlog continued to slide in September, with a decline of 1% month-over-month and just above 1% year-over-year. read more

Strong North America Class 8 Production Impacts Backlog, Build Rate

According to ACT Research, despite the previously reported improvement in September’s heavy duty orders, even stronger production during the month weighed on backlogs, which contracted for a fifth consecutive month. read more

GECAS Extends Relationship with AirBridgeCargo Airlines

GECAS acquired a 747-8 freighter (MSN 63378) from Boeing Capital and will continue the existing aircraft lease with AirBridgeCargo. read more

Trailer Industry September Net Orders Up 46% from August, 78% Y/Y

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for September net trailer orders is 22,900 units. Final September volume will be available later this month. read more

ACT’s September’s Productivity Index Reaches Highest Reading Since 2011

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that September’s productivity reading advanced sequentially, and marked the highest level reported since March 2011. read more

ACT: HD Preliminary Orders Show Three-Month High, Up 27% from Last Year

North American medium duty and heavy duty Classes 5-8 net orders improved to a three-month high in September, and hit a 27-month high when seasonally adjusted, accord to ACT Research. read more

Regulation Changes Short-Term Commercial Vehicle Forecast in China

Recent regulations in China have brought a one-time increase in heavy and medium duty market populations, according to a report from ACT Research and China’s State Information Center. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Climb in August

Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes gained some ground in August, following two consecutive months of declines, according to the latest data from ACT Research. read more

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