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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

ACT: August Trailer Build Up 14% Sequentially, 9% Y/Y

According to ACT Research, August tied March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year, which was also three days longer than July. read more

ACT Research: North America Class 8 Build Plan Rises in August

According to ACT Research, 59% of August’s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled to build this year and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages. read more

Interest in Electric Trucks Accelerated by GHG-2, SuperTruck II Funding

Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in Q3/17 has been directed to electric power, as noted in an outlook from ACT Research and Rhein Associates. read more

ACT: August’s Volume Index Up 10 Points From July

ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that August’s freight volume reading advanced for the eighth consecutive month to 67.0, actual and seasonally adjusted. read more

ACT: HD, MD Preliminary Orders Down Slightly M/M, Up 28% Y/Y

According to ACT Research, North American MD and HD Classes 5-8 net orders declined in August, dropping 1,400 units from last month, while rising 28% year over year. read more

TRALA Members Purchased 29% of Class 2/7 Commercial Trucks in U.S.

According to a new industry survey, members of TRALA purchased 29% of all Class 2 through 7 commercial trucks in the U.S. and purchased more than 23% of all Class 8 tractors in 2016. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Same Dealer Sales Down in July, Up Y/Y

Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to decline in July, falling 5% month over month, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: North America Class 8 Production Increased in July

North American Class 8 production increased in July, boosted by the continued strength of orders, according to ACT Research. read more

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