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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

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 9% YTD through November

According to ACT Research, after a flat quarter in Q3/17, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 9% year-to-date through November. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Market Hits Second Highest Order Month in History

ACT Research reported 45,700 net trailer orders posted to the backlog in December, while the For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that the freight index rose faster than the capacity index in each of the last 12 months. read more

ACT: NA Class 8 Orders Hit 37-Month High in December

According to ACT Research, North American Class 8 orders ended 2017 by rising to a 37-month high of 37,500-plus units. read more

December Trailer Orders Reach Second Highest Monthly Volume in History

ACT Research reported a preliminary estimate of 45,200 for net trailer orders in December 2017. read more

ACT: Contract Rates Expected to Continue Rising into 2018

According to ACT Research, the freight index rose faster than the capacity index for the 11th consecutive month, allowing the supply-demand balance to climb to the second highest reading ever recorded. read more

ACT Research: NA Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Up 44% Y/Y

Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 net orders were 53,000 units in November, up 44% year over year, and slightly down from October’s order surge. read more

Increase in Heavy Duty Natural Gas Use from Refuse Industry

According to an outlook from ACT Research and Rhein Associates, there has been an increase in heavy duty natural gas use from the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volume. read more

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