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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

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

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