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ACT Research Co. (ACT)

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    Trailer order backlogs continue to grow

    November 21, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer backlogs are now stretched out to the second quarter of 2019, according to ACT Research. This on the heels of the strongest third quarter for orders in history. ACT Research noted the strong orderboards combined and

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    Trailer orders continue at torrid pace

    November 13, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders remained hot in October, with 55,250 units ordered, the second best month in history right on the heels of the all-time record set in September. That’s according to preliminary data from ACT Research. “After posting

  • Fleets achieving “record contract rates”: ACT

    October 25, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – About 7% of Class 8 tractors are currently unseated, with 62% of fleets reporting that as being higher than usual, according to a survey by ACT Research. Only 14% of responding fleets said their unseated tractor level

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    Trailer orders officially “epic”: ACT

    October 25, 2018 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – September trailer orders, totaling more than 58,000 units, were up 52% from August and 135% year-over-year, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: US Trailer Report. “Following the strongest July and August net orders in industry

  • Natural gas truck sales down

    October 22, 2018 8:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas truck sales in the U.S. and Canada have declined 28% this year through August, according to a new report from ACT Research. They were up 13% in 2017. “On a nominal basis, natural gas retail

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    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

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    Third quarter the best ever for Class 8 orders

    October 4, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    Fleets rushed to secure truck availability in September, with preliminary data showing orders for 42,300 units, according to FTR. That set an all-time high for the third quarter, with 146,800 orders, and September was the 10th best month ever. FTR

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    August Class 8 orders set new record

    September 24, 2018 8:42AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – It was a record August for Class 8 truck orders, according to data from ACT Research. There were 53,069 units booked in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders surpassed 40,000 units.

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    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

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    August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

    September 6, 2018 6:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over

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    Class 8 truck orders remained hot in July

    August 20, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders totaled 52,629 units in July, marking the fifth month in the last seven that orders have exceeded 40,000 units. “Making July’s order intake more impressive is the fact that the month is typically

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    Trailer orders mark strongest July ever

    August 20, 2018 1:21PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The trailer industry posted its strongest July for orders in history, with more than 29,000 net orders booked in the month. That’s more than twice the level of last July, according to ACT Research’s State of the

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    Electric trucks to become more prominent: ACT Research

    August 8, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – More than 100,000 electric commercial vehicles will be sold by 2035, according to a report from ACT Research. The study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, concludes that commercial electric vehicles will grow from

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    June Class 8 orders one of the strongest months in more than a decade

    July 19, 2018 1:28PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – For the fourth time in six months, North American Class 8 truck orders exceeded 40,000 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. Orders totaled 42,224 units in June. “North American Class 8 net orders continued

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    Trailer orders up 27% y-o-y in May

    June 27, 2018 3:45PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders were up 27% year-over-year in May, with industry production now committed to nearly Christmas. ACT Research reported net orders of 22,900 units in May, down 2% from April, but up substantially over last May. “With