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ACT: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

According to ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but deteriorating freight and rate conditions still suggest caution. read more

NA Medium & Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20% from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69% from year-ago June’s very tough comparison. read more

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating

ACT Research released its latest Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, which noted that the economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from strong 2018 growth. read more

ACT: Class 8 Measures Near-Record Highs, But Signs of Decline Appear

According to the latest ACT Research Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build are starting the summer at near-record high levels, but evidence supporting a change in direction continues to accumulate. read more

ACT: Class 8 Demand Strong, but Freight Metrics Softening

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

ACT: NA Medium & Heavy-Duty Volumes Drops 70% Y/Y in May

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,800 units in May, dropping 27% from April, but down a more significant 70% from year-ago May. read more

ACT: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Ease in 2020

According to the most recent N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, Class 8 production is expected to continue growing in 2019, before an anticipated drop late in the year and into 2020. read more

ACT: For-Hire Trucking Index Pricing Index Drops Considerably

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in volume, although the measure remains in negative territory at 49.5 seasonally adjusted. The bigger story was the Pricing Index, which fell considerably to 45.4, from 49.4 seasonally adjusted in March. 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: NA Class 8 Orders Dip from March to April, Hit 31-Month Low

According to the latest data from ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down 57% from year-ago April. read more

Strong Economy, Moderate Growth Sends Mixed Signals to CV Industry

In the latest ACT Research Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. read more

ACT: Strength in Commercial Vehicle Industry Varies by Sector

According to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, while data from the medium duty sector diverged in February, with strength in backward-looking indicators and some softness in forward-looking metrics. read more

ACT: CV Data Indicates Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth

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

Current Class 8 Orders See Big Backlogs

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that recently softer Class 8 orders are attributed to backlogs that are still out about 10 months. read more

Commercial Vehicle Industry Solid Despite Slowing U.S. Economy

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, benefitting from momentum generated in 2018. read more

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