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ACT Research: Class 8 Outlook Deteriorated Further in Q2/24

ACT Research’s U.S. tractor dashboard underscores that the U.S. Class 8 tractor outlook has deteriorated further in Q2/24, as published in the latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Truck Net Orders Return to Expected Levels in June

According to ACT Research, June preliminary North America Class 8 net orders were 14,800 units, down 37% month over month and 12% year over year. read more

ACT Research: May Class 8 Net Orders Unseasonally High, Inventories Rising Quickly

Some of the recent Class 8 order strength is likely due to a small amount of prebuying, but, overall, May’s orders are likely anomalous as the industry is in the weakest period of the year for orders, and carrier profitability remains at multicycle lows, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Used Truck Retail Sales Grew in May, Counter to Expectations

Counter to expectations, preliminary Class 8 same dealer used truck retail sales volumes continued to increase in May (+7.4%), according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. read more

Act Research: Preliminary Class 8 Truck Net Orders Jump in May, Beating Expectations

May preliminary North America Class 8 net orders were 23,200 units, up 46% month over month and 49% year over year on soft comparisons, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Roadcheck Finds Truckload Market Near Equilibrium

Slowing U.S. Class 8 tractor fleet growth, while roughly a year later than price signals suggested, will help move the cycle forward, and how quickly it affects rates will depend mainly on freight demand and fleet productivity, according to ACT Research. read more

March Class Truck 8 Net Orders May Finally Indicate Slowing Capacity Additions

Final March Class 8 truck net orders totaled 17,410 units (17,200 seasonally adjusted), down 8.4% year over year, according to ACT Research, while total Classes 5-7 orders rose 23% year over year to 25,359 units (23,400 seasonally adjusted). read more

Purchasing Cycle for Class 8 Trucks Challenged by Upcoming Emissions Regulations

After pushing its 2024 North America Class 8 truck production forecast up the previous two months, ACT Research has left its the forecast essentially unchanged in April, according to its latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook. read more

ACT: Strong November Class 8 Orders Supported by Demand Coming Out of Mexico

Final November Class 8 net orders, at 41,732 units, were up 28% year over year, with tractor orders up 20% and vocational equipment orders up 60%, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Retail Sales Rebounded Strongly in August

Class 8 retail sales rebounded strongly, as expected, from July’s misstep, advancing 12% month over month in August, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Retail Sales Falter in July

Class 8 retail sales faltered for the first time in three months in July, declining 7.8% month over month, according to the ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Orders Drop in May, Improving Overbooking Trend

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in May were 14,000 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders moderated to 17,000 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: CV Industry Production Closed 2021 Strong, But Is It Sustainable?

Supply-chain constraints kept a lid on the industry’s ability to raise build rates through 2021 until December when a torrent of heavy-duty and medium-duty were finished, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Sales Volumes Fall 22% M/M in November

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report from ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes fell 22% in November compared with October, while average miles fell 2% and average age fell 3%. read more

ACT: October Preliminary Class 8 Volumes Down M/M, YTD Sales Up

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10% month over month in October but are 10% higher year to date compared with the first 10 months of 2019, according to ACT Research. read more

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