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ACT Research Co. (ACT)


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    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a chance in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

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    Trailer order cancellations on the rise

    June 3, 2019 8:02AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders are down 37% year to date through April, but fleets are still willing to place orders, ACT Research reports. “Year-to-date net orders through April were just over 80,000 units, down 37% from last year, but

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    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating

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    Class 8 orders continue sluggish start to 2019

    May 3, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders hit a 31-month low in April, with preliminary data from ACT Research showing 14,800 orders, a 6.2% decline from March but down 57% year-over-year. “We continue to contend that current order weakness has more to do

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    Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    May 1, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline

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    Trailer orders slip four straight months

    April 29, 2019 7:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer orders were below last year’s volume for the fourth straight month in March, with nearly 16,000 net orders. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, indicated near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots

  • Freight growth stagnating: ACT Research

    April 22, 2019 8:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Freight growth is stagnating while the Class 8 truck population is accelerating, according to an analysis from ACT Research. In its State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, ACT reported Class 8 metrics in March aligned with

  • Pricing pendulum swinging to shippers’ favor: ACT Research

    April 10, 2019 4:02PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is possible, and a rate recession is likely, according to a new freight forecast report from ACT Research. Its ACT Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook found that dry van rates, net of

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    Class 8 truck orders continue to slide

    April 4, 2019 8:54AM by Truck News

    Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks came in at 15,200 units in March, according to FTR, marking the lowest March for orders since 2010. Orders were down 8% from February and 67% year-over-year. But FTR says demand is still strong,

  • Rate recession likely: ACT Research

    March 14, 2019 9:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is likely, and a rate recession even more likely, according to the latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook published by ACT Research. The truck supply and freight demand are falling out of balance, according

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    Slowdown in trailer orders not indicative of weakening demand

    February 28, 2019 7:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Orders for new trailers weakened at the end of 2018, but ACT Research says this doesn’t reflect softening demand. A hot streak for trailers that began in the fall of 2017 came to an end in December

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    Class 8 production to continue growth trend: Report

    February 28, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel will remain the dominant power source, according to a new report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine

  • Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

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    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record