Class 8 Related Content

ACT: Tough Times Coming in 2020 for Class 8 Market

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, carrier profitability and by extension Class 8 demand are heading toward tougher business conditions in 2020. read more

Class 8 Retail Depreciation Relaxed in November

Analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction conditions are similar to last month and should remain stable until Q1/20. read more

ACT: Likelihood of Heavy Vehicle Market Recovery in 2021 Tempered

Expectations for the Class 8 and trailer production volumes have been trimmed for 2020 and expectations of a recovery starting in 2021 have been tempered, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, April’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. read more

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in H2/19

According to ACT Research, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will increasingly pressure rates and by extension, trucker profitability in 2019. read more

ACT: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook for May

Freight remains soft and Class 8 sales on “on fire” according to the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast. read more

ACT: 2018 Saw Strong Class 8 Build, Economic Risks in Sight

The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat in December, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. read more

Used Class 8 Volumes Fall Again, But Not to a Concerning Degree

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December (-7%), marking the first time since January 2016 that same dealer sales have fallen below 2,000 units, according to ACT Research. read more

North American Class 8 Orders Outpacing Industry’s Ability to Produce

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 28,082 units in November, compared to build at 27,973 units, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices and Sales Volumes Rose 10% YTD in November

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in November was up 10% year to date, when compared to the first 11 months of 2017, according to ACT Research. read more

Commercial Vehicle Industry Extends All-Time Records for Backlog & Orders

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time records for backlog and cumulative annual orders. read more

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Drop 36% in November

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 27,900 units in November, down 36% sequentially from October, but only 15% lower from year-ago November. read more

ACT: North American Commercial Vehicle Production Continues to Grow

Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: October NA Class 8 Net Orders Moderated; Used Class 8 Volumes Recover

NA Class 8 net orders moderated from July-August records but were up 21% year over year. Preliminary used Class 8 volumes reversed course, rising 10% month over month and offsetting September’s 10% decline, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: September NA Class 8 Orders Down Sequentially, Up Y/Y

According to ACT Research, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 42,781 units in September, a 19% decline from August’s all-time record, but the seventh time this year industry orders cracked 40,000 units. read more

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