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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

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Shows New Low in Driver Availability

According to ACT Research’s most recent For-Hire Trucking Index incorporating January data, the Driver Availability Index tightened to its lowest point in the past three years. read more

January Used Class 8 Sales and Prices Down, Averages Miles and Age Rise

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes and average sale prices fell sequentially in January, down 7% and 6% month over month, respectively. On the other hand, average miles were up 4% month over month and average age was up 3% from December. read more

Preliminary North American Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Continue Strong in February

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in February were 43,800 units, up 4% from January and 212% from February 2020, according to ACT Research. read more

U.S. Trailer OEMs Challenged to Increase Production Despite Component Constraints

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer net orders have pushed the industry backlog higher for the past seven months, with January’s order level 66% above current build rates. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Open 2021 Significantly Stronger vs. 2020

According to ACT Research, January net U.S. trailer orders of 30,680 units fell more than 30% from the previous month but rose 105% compared with January of 2020. read more

ACT Research: Early 2021 Commercial Vehicle Demand Reminiscent of 2018

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, although 2021 is starting much like January of 2018, there are steep front-end challenges to production. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data Shows Sales and Prices Down, Miles and Age Up

According to ACT Research, preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month over month in January while rising 14% compared with January 2020. read more

ACT Research: January Trailer Orders Up 94% Y/Y, Down 33% M/M

According to ACT Research, preliminary reports indicate that January net order volume of 29,100 trailers was up 94% from the same month in 2020 but down 33% from December 2020 bookings. read more

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