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ACT: Pricing Index Shows Seventh Consecutive Month of Positive Readings

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that April’s volume reading grew slower following last month’s three-year high, although evidencing clear acceleration in the growth trend. read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Orders Dip in April

ACT reported that following eight consecutive months with steadily higher volumes, April net orders of North American medium duty and heavy duty classes 5-8 decreased 13% from March to 42,500 units. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Truck Sales Close Q1/17 with Third Sequential Increase

Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to show strength in the closing month of Q1/17, increasing month-over-month with a third sequential double-digit rise. read more

ACT: Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Have Healthy Start to 2017

U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit and school bus operators, according to the most recent data from ACT Research. read more

ACT: March’s Class 8 Backlog Rises for Fifth Straight Month

According to ACT Research, thanks to the healthy order levels noted at the beginning of the month, coupled with what are still fairly restrained build levels, Class 8 backlogs increased again in March. read more

ACT: Trailer Orders Up 45% Y/Y, Index Reaches Highest Level Since 2014

ACT’s preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is 21,500 units, while its For-Hire Trucking index soared to the highest level (71.1) since March of 2014. read more

ACT: Heavy, Medium Duty Orders Rise to 19-Month High in March

According to data from ACT Research, net orders for Classes 5-8 trucks rose to a 16-month high of 47,300 units in March. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Truck Sales Continue Rise in February

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes improved for a second consecutive month in February, according to the latest data from ACT Research. read more

ACT’s February Trucking Index Shows Second Above-Trend Reading for 2017

The latest release of ACT’s for-hire trucking index indicated that February’s volume reading showed growth at a slower rate from January’s three-year high, falling 57.1 points. read more

ACT Research: February Trailer Orders Trail January

ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for February 2017 U.S. net trailer orders is 26,400 units. read more

ACT Research: China Sees Heavy Duty Demand Increase in Q4/16

Domestic need for heavy trucks increased significantly in Q4/16, rising nearly 36%, albeit slower than Q3/16’s 51% year-over-year expansion, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC). read more

ACT Research: Alternative Fuels Continue to Expand

As noted by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the U.S. Department of Energy said that five firms will split $18 million in grant funding to advance plug-in electric technology for cars and heavy-duty vehicles. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Sales Start New Year on High Note

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes started 2017 on a positive note, up markedly compared to a relatively weak January 2016 read more

ACT Research: January Trailer Orders Jump 92% Y/Y

According to ACT Research, January trailer orders rose 92% year-over-year, however, volume was still off 6% sequentially, as total net orders approached 33,000 units. read more

ACT: January’s Class 8 Orders Hit 13-Month High

According to ACT Research, heavy duty net orders jumped to a 13-month high in January at 22,188 units, lending further support to the notion that Q2/16 and Q3/16 marked the bottom of the current cycle. read more

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