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ACT Research: Economic, Freight Indicators Remain Positive for Commercial Vehicle Market

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the list of things to like from current economic, freight and commercial vehicle demand perspectives is long. read more

ACT: Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Continue Strong in March

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in March were 40,000 units, down 10% from February, but a whopping 424% higher than March of last year’s COVID-stricken intake, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research’s Trucking Index Reveals Another New Low in Driver Availability

According to February data from ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, the Driver Availability Index has tightened to another new low point in the past three years. read more

ACT Research: China’s Commercial Vehicle Markets Report Sales Upticks in Q4/20

According to ACT Research, China’s heavy and medium commercial vehicle markets reported upticks in sales during Q4/20 following the ground lost from the severe setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Q1/20 and continuing the recovery that started in Q2/20. read more

Supply-Chain Constraints Restraining 2021 Commercial Vehicle Market Expectations

ACT Research reported that the freight-generating sectors of the economy are strong, freight rates are at record levels and commercial vehicle demand is hot. However, ACT Research also reported that supply-chain constraints are restraining 2021 expectations. read more

February Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Fall, While Average Price, Miles and Age Rise

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 7% month over month in February, while average sale price, miles and age were all higher than in January, rising 4%, 2% and 1%, respectively. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Dip Sequentially in February, Remain Strong Y/Y

According to ACT Research, net U.S. trailer orders reached 26,414 units in February, marking a 16% decrease from January but an almost 88% increase compared with February 2020. read more

ACT Research: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Demand Remains ‘Hot’

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, supply will be the determining factor of this year’s heavy-duty vehicle market, not demand, which remains hot. read more

Fleet Advantage Offering Fleet Modernization Studies as Part of Monthly Celebration

As part of its celebration of National Asset Management Awareness Month in March, Fleet Advantage is offering fleet modernization studies for organizations with transportation fleets. read more

ACT: February Class 8 Sales Fall; Average Prices, Miles and Age Rise

According to ACT Research, preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 6% month over month and 8% year over year in February. However, preliminary volumes were 5% higher on a year-to-date basis compared with this time last year. read more

ACT: Demand Strong, Supply Constrained for North American Commercial Vehicles

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the North American commercial vehicle industry is facing more problems related to supply rather than vehicle demand. read more

Infrastructure Investment, Green Initiatives Good for Truckers and CV Demand

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the Biden administration’s focus on green initiatives and infrastructure development will be good for truckers, particularly in the vocational trucks segment, and will drive demand for zero-emission commercial vehicles. read more

ACT Research: March Freight Rates Start on ‘Upswing’

According to Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst for ACT Research, “Pushing commercial vehicle demand forward, freight rates ended February at record levels, seasonally adjusted, and started March on an upswing.” read more

ACT Research: Industry Backlog Grows as February Trailer Orders Remain Solid

Preliminary reports from ACT Research indicate that February's net order volume of 24,200 trailers was up 82% from the same month last year. However, this was down 21% from January 2021 bookings. read more

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Vehicle Demand ‘Hot’ to Start 2021

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the heavy-duty truck market exploded off the starting blocks at the beginning of the year, with order numbers that built on 2020’s strong close. read more

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