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Commercial Vehicle Industry Extends All-Time Records for Backlog & Orders

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time records for backlog and cumulative annual orders. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Drops to Lowest Level in 27 Months

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index dropping into negative territory, at 48.1, in November, for the first time in 27 months. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 45.2 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. read more

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening

While not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022. read more

ACT: Record-Setting Pace Continues for Trailer OEMs

ACT Research reported that trailer OEMs had the fifth best month in industry history, with 43,600 orders booked last month. read more

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Continue Wave-Like Pattern in November

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) reversed course again in November, falling month-over-month and more than offsetting October’s gain, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT U.S. Tractor Dashboard Falls into Negative Territory

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, signs continue to mount that the freight cycle is getting long in the tooth. read more

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Drop 36% in November

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 27,900 units in November, down 36% sequentially from October, but only 15% lower from year-ago November. read more

ACT: North American Commercial Vehicle Production Continues to Grow

Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices Up 9% YTD in October, Volumes Up 11% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in October fell 3% month-over-month, but rose 11% year-over-year and 9% year-to-date, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: For-Hire Volumes Rebounds in October, US Economy is Strong

The ACT For-Hire Trucking Survey Volume Index (seasonally adjusted) rebounded in October, to 55.9 from 51.8 in September, according to a recent release of ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. read more

ACT: Tough Comparisons for Transportation in a Robust Environment

ACT Research recently noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that freight-related metrics are continuing the moderation that began in August. read more

ACT: US Trailer Industry Set Net Order Records in Q3/18

The U.S. trailer industry set net order records throughout Q3/18, with both July and August being the strongest months, respectively, in industry history, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume & Productivity Rise in October

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, from 50.1 in September. read more

ACT: October NA Class 8 Net Orders Moderated; Used Class 8 Volumes Recover

NA Class 8 net orders moderated from July-August records but were up 21% year over year. Preliminary used Class 8 volumes reversed course, rising 10% month over month and offsetting September’s 10% decline, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Trailer Net Orders Up 70% Y/Y in October

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for October 2018 net trailer orders is 55,250 units. Final October volume will be available later this month. read more

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