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ACT Research Co. (ACT)

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    Canadian Class 8 orders up 259% y-o-y in January

    February 20, 2018 12:55PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – January Class 8 truck orders were up 121% year-over-year, marking their second-best level in history, according to ACT Research. North American Class 8 orders totaled 49,100-plus units. “The only month in history better than January was a

  • News Equipment

    Natural gas-fueled truck sales rise

    January 26, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for natural gas-fueled trucks in the U.S. and Canada rose 9% year-to-date through November, according to the most recent data from ACT Research. “Despite the uncertainty spurred by the current climate of changing environmental winds and

  • News Equipment

    December dry van orders highest in history: ACT Research

    January 24, 2018 11:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Dry van orders in December reached historic levels, according to data from ACT Research. The month saw 47,500 net orders posted to eh backlog, marking the second highest net order month in the industry’s history, trailing only

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders reach 37-month high

    January 18, 2018 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders for December reached a 37-month high, according to final data from ACT Research. They came in at more than 37,500 units. Strong orders since September have boosted Class 8 backlogs, ACT reported, setting

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders strong in September: ACT Research

    October 5, 2017 9:01AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary North American heavy- and medium-duty truck orders hit a three-month high in September, up 27% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. When seasonally adjusted, Septembers orders hit a 27-month high, ACT reported. “Preliminary MD and HD net

  • Class 8 orders drop, while Class 5-7 boom, says Act report

    March 23, 2016 10:05AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Act Research Company’s State of the Industry report revealed that orders for Class 8 vehicles dropped 42% in February from the previous year, while Class 5-7 net orders were the highest they have been since December 2014.

  • Class 8 supply higher than demand, says ACT

    December 11, 2015 3:14PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research Company says its recent For-Hire Trucking Index indicates that the supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the third

  • More trailers ordered in November

    December 19, 2014 11:25AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — November trailer orders were just over 36,000 units, up 43% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “The opening months of this order cycle