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Balance Is Necessary To Determine Resale Value

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The used truck market has changed considerably in the last five years. 2015 capped off a nice four-year run (2011-2015) of a healthy used truck market. But by the end of 2015, activity slowed down and at the same time... read more

ACT Research: Freight Recession Possible, Rate Recession Likely

ACT Research released a new monthly report focusing on the future of the U.S. trucking industry, titled ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK. The report covers the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. read more

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.8% in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.8% in September, sliding to 111.8 from August’s mark of 112.7. 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

ACT: Trucking Industry Responds to Strong Demand by Adding Capacity

The latest release of ACT’s For Hire Trucking Index show ‘gradual balancing taking place as the industry responds to strong demand by adding capacity.” read more

Class 8 Truck Market at High Profitability, Challenges Loom Due to Trump Foreign Policy

According to ResearchAndMarkets, the breakout of a U.S. initiated trade war and Donald Trump's likely exit from NAFTA could derail global economic recovery and create difficulties for the trucking industry, which is currently experiencing high capacity utilization and profitability. read more

Rush Enterprises Reports Q1 Class 8 Truck Sales Up 22%

Rush Enterprises reported Q1/18 Class 8 truck sales were 22% higher compared to the same quarter in 2017. ACT forecasts sales for Class 8 vehicles to be 254,000 units in 2018, up 29% compared to 2017. read more

Stuck in Traffic: Driver Shortage, Electronic Logs Make for Small Fleet Trouble

During a year when the industry took on a major role in helping rebuild from devastating natural disasters in Texas, Florida and California, overcapacity and a driver shortage continued to hamper trucking. That doesn’t mean the future doesn’t hold promise. Dan Clark, head of BMO Transportation Finance, discusses what 2017 was like for the industry and what to expect in 2018 and beyond.... read more

Sales of Used Class 8 Trucks Rise in September

According to a report from Transport Topics, citing data from ACT Research, there was a 25% increase in sales of used Class 8 vehicles in September. read more

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index Reaches Highest Levels Since March 2014

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that June’s volume reading advanced for the sixth consecutive month to 72.0, soaring to the highest level since March 2014. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Orders Rebound in June

According to an ACT Research report, Class 8 orders rebounded to 18,100 orders in June, up 39% compared to last year. read more

Rush Enterprises Q1 Class 8 Truck Sales Flat Year/Year

Rush Enterprises noted in a recent earnings report that it sold 2,706 Class 8 trucks in Q1/17, an increase of 1% compared to Q1/16. Rush noted that U.S. Class 8 truck sales were down 29% over the same period in 2016. read more

Penske Truck Leasing Launches Connected Fleet Solutions

Penske Truck Leasing announced the launch of its new connected fleet solution which can connect with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider. read more

Volvo Group Brand UD Trucks Launches New Flagship Truck

UD Trucks, one of Volvo Group brands, announced the launch of the all-new Quon, a heavy-duty flagship truck. read more

Short Term Trucking Forecast Positive but Recession Looms

According to Transport Topics, citing comments made by FTR economist Noel Perry, improved profits are on the horizon for truckload carriers in late 2017, but not at the levels seen earlier this decade. read more

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