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ACT Research Co. (ACT)

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    Truck orders remain strong through May

    June 20, 2018 12:10PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.

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    April trailer orders better than preliminary estimate

    May 25, 2018 6:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders bettered preliminary estimates, according to ACT Research. The final numbers for net trailer orders were just below 24,000, up from the 23,100 preliminary estimate. “The final result outpaced our preliminary estimate, an indication of

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    Canada sees strongest Class 8 order month since 06

    May 17, 2018 12:04PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders totaled 34,735 units in April, continuing an above-capacity trend, according to the latest figures from ACT Research. “As has been the case through the past seven months of rising backlog, the U.S. and

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    Trailer orders remain “red hot”

    May 10, 2018 8:27PM by Truck News

    Trailer orders remained strong in April, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 22,000 units, reflecting a 20% decline from March, but an expected seasonal adjustment. Trailer orders were up 10% year-over-year. FTR said

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    Truck orders dip in April

    May 2, 2018 8:34PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Classes 5-8 net orders slowed in April, but were still up 40% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. ACT reported Classes 5-8 net orders of 59,600 units in April, but added the lower order intake

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    March trailer orders up 39% y-o-y

    April 25, 2018 11:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders rose 39% year-over-year in March, and trailer builders are now committed through October. ACT Research reported the trailer industry closed March with just over 30,000 orders – up from the preliminary estimate of 29,500.

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    Fleets scrambling to secure Class 8 build slots

    April 4, 2018 8:36AM by Truck News

    Preliminary North American Class 8 orders totaled 46,300 units according to FTR, marking the third best month ever. They came in 15% above February’s tally and are up 103% year-over-year. Class 8 orders for the first quarter were the largest

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    Best February ever for trailer orders

    March 27, 2018 8:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – February trailer orders were the strongest ever for that month, according to data from ACT Research. “Dry vans and reefers were off sequentially; flatbeds had the best monthly gain,” said Frank Maly, director, commercial vehicle transportation analysis

  • Truck orders remained strong in February

    March 22, 2018 12:27PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 orders totaled 40,271 units in February, marking the seventh best ever order month, ACT Research reports. They slipped from January’s total, which was the second best month on record. “The drivers of current

  • Fleets negotiating better rates, raising pay

    March 19, 2018 2:26PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Fleets have negotiating power and are increasing driver pay, according to findings from the latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index. The index also shows fleet equipment purchase intentions are strong. “February’s index reading suggests that equipment demand

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    February truck orders an “all-time great month”: ACT

    March 2, 2018 9:25PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking companies continue to order trucks in near-record numbers. ACT Research reports that preliminary Classes 5-8 orders in February came in at 67,700 units, making it the third strongest order month since the 2006 pre-buy. It is

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    Trailer order backlog now 7.5 months

    February 26, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders rose 24% year-over-year in January, marking the fifth best order month in history, according to ACT Research. “Reefers led the way booking that product’s strongest month in history, while total net orders were up 24%

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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

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    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

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    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