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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 Research: Strong Class 8 Truck Orders Continue in February

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 truck net orders reached 27,700 units in February, up 600 units from January and 16% from February of 2023. read more

Class 8 Truck Orders Surged 45% Y/Y in January

According to final data from ACT Research, January Class 8 truck net orders reached 27,125 units, up 45% year over year. Meanwhile, net orders for Classes 5-7 were up 14% year over year at 19,954 units. read more

ACT Research: 2024 Class 8 Truck Production and Sales Forecast Bumped Up

After essentially holding the line on the forecast since last July, ACT Research pushed its 2024 Class 8 truck production and sales expectations up in February, as published in the latest release of its North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Orders Jump 45% Y/Y in January

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 truck net orders reached 27,000 units in January, up 600 units from December and up 45% compared with January 2023. read more

ACT Research: 2023 Ended with Seasonally Weak Class 8 Truck Net Orders and Strong Build

Final December 2023 Class 8 truck net orders in the U.S., at 26,352 units, were down 14% year over year, according to ACT Research. Within that top line, tractor orders were down 31%, while vocational equipment orders were up 71% year over year. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Forecast Anticipates Imminent Build Cuts

The convergence of continued strong build rates, a fading U.S. tractor sales trend and early-in-the-year sales seasonality risk a Class 8 truck inventory surge in Q1/24, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Orders Fell in December to 26,500 Units

December preliminary North America Class 8 truck net orders reached 26,500 units, falling by 15,000 units from November, according to ACT Research.  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

Weak Freight Fundamentals Expected to Pressure Class 8 Truck Order Peak

According to ACT Research, even though its forecast remains unchanged this month in conjunction with continued positive order activity, ACT cautioned that the freight market fundamentals that inform the U.S. for-hire truckload are still flatlining. read more

October Class 8 Truck Orders Driven Largely by Segments with Lingering Pent-Up Demand

While strong relative to freight market conditions, Class 8 truck orders were down 24% year over year in October, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Orders Reach 31.9K Units in October

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 truck net orders reached 31,900 units in October, remaining at above-trend levels nominally and seasonally. read more

ACT Research: Weak Freight Fundamentals and Declining Pent-Up Demand Warrant Caution Ahead

With the 2024 order season opening in September, the Class 8 backlog increased by 8,700 units from August to 161,300 units, and the backlog-to-build ratio increased to 5.5 months, as published in ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report. read more

ACT Research: Forecast Expectations for Class 8 Trucks and Trailers Moderate

As published in the latest release of ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, expectations for Class 8 trucks and trailers have lowered as a recovery in freight markets remains elusive. read more

ACT Research: September Class 8 Truck Orders Increase 67% M/M

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, net orders for North American Class 8 trucks reached 36,800 units in September, marking a 67% month-over-month increase and the strongest order month of the past year. read more

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