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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Metrics Moderating, but Still Healthy

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with June data, showed a slowing in volumes, pricing moderating at a high level, and a still-strong supply-demand balance. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Volumes Up 23% YTD Despite Declines in June 

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes dropped 6% month over month and 12% year over year in June. However, through the first six months of the year, activity was 23% higher compared with the same period a year ago. read more

ACT Research: Freight Market ‘Boiler’ Still Has Steam

According to the latest release of ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, there is considerable steam left in the boiler that will continue to propel the economy broadly, including the freight markets. read more

Ritchie Bros. to Host Online Transportation Industry Panel on July 27

On July 27, Ritchie Bros. will host an industry panel about the transportation industry, covering original equipment manufacturer production delays, auction volumes and pricing, spot rate impact and driver shortages.  read more

Preliminary Data Shows Net Trailer Orders Increased 20% M/M, Fell 19% Y/Y in June

According to preliminary reports from ACT Research, original equipment manufacturers posted 11,100 net trailer orders in June, which was 20% greater than orders from May but 19% below orders from June 2020. read more

ACT: Preliminary North American Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Take Side Step in June

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in June were 25,700 units, up 11% from May and 61% higher than June 2020, according to ACT Research. Preliminary Classes 5-7 net orders reached 22,800 units, down 12% from May but up 26% compared with June 2020. read more

ACT Research: China’s Commercial Vehicle Market Experiences Sales Uptick in Q1/21

According to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, sales of commercial trucks and tractors in China grew quarter over quarter and year over year in Q1/21. read more

ACT: May Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Fell Y/Y, While Average Price, Miles, Age Rose

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) in May were 12% lower month over month but significantly higher year over year and year to date. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Orders Expected to ‘Rise Materially in Coming Months’

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, as expected and aligned with preliminary data, North American Class 8 net orders were soft in May, as full 2021 backlogs and as-yet opened 2022 order books constrained activity. read more

ACT Research Reports Strong Mid-Year Indicators for Economy, Freight, Utilization

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the mid-year 2021 indicators that the company tracks for the economy, freight and equipment utilization are about as good as analysts at the company have ever seen. read more

ACT: Trucking Prices Stay Strong as Volumes Slow, Supply-Demand Balance Declines

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes May data, showed a slowing in volumes, strength in pricing and a sharp decline in the supply-demand balance. read more

ACT Research: Net U.S. Trailer Orders Decline M/M, Increase Y/Y in May

May net U.S. trailer orders of 8,676 units fell nearly 40% from April but were more than 165% higher compared with May 2020, according to ACT Research. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 11,700 units were down 38% versus April. read more

ACT Research: Strong Economic Activity and Capacity Constraints Impacting CV Markets

According to ACT Research, data through the first two weeks of June suggest that North America is at or very near the top of the freight rate expansion, which has been setting new highs on an almost monthly basis since last August. read more

ACT Freight Forecast: Capex Boom Benefits Freight Demand

In conjunction with the release of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report from ACT Research, Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst at ACT Research, said “the coming capex boom will certainly benefit freight demand.” read more

ACT Research: Preliminary Net Trailer Orders in May Fall 39% M/M

According to preliminary reports from ACT Research, trailer original equipment manufacturers posted 8,800 net orders in May, which was off 39% versus April but almost 170% better than the COVID-19-impacted level last May. read more

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