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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

ACT: Rebalancing Capacity Accelerates, Volume, Productivity Indexes Soar

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the freight component of the index rising faster than the capacity component, boosting the spread to a level not seen since early 2014. read more

ACT Research: Class 5-8 Orders Hit 13-Month High in January

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, net orders for Classes 5-8 in January rose to a 13-month high of 45,000 units. Aggregate volume represents 27% compared to January 2016. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Sales Climb Again in December

According to ACT Research, December used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes ended 1% above November, and up 11% year-over-year compared to December 2015. read more

ACT: December Trailer Orders Up 30% Y/Y But Down M/M

According to ACT Research, December 2016 dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015. read more

ACT: Class 8 Demand Realignment Ahead, MD Continues Positive Trend

According to ACT Research, North America Class 8 retail sales firmed into the end of 2016 in seasonal fashion, rising to a six-month high of 21,281 units sold, and bringing the full-year sales total to 249,952 units. read more

ACT Research: Heavy, Medium Duty Orders End Year Lukewarm

According to preliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data from ACT Research, the industry booked 42,000 units in December, bringing the full-year net order tally to 415,600. read more

ACT Research: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuel Industries ‘Alive & Kicking’

Contrary to other reports in the transportation world, ACT Research believes the natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are very much alive and kicking. read more

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