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  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

  • Sino-U.S. trade war complicating forecasts: ACT

    August 19, 2019 1:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The main risk to all commercial vehicle market forecasts remains America’s trade war with China, according to the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, released by ACT Research. “This month’s chart, (showing) the U.S. dollar v Chinese yuan

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge 42% in June

    July 26, 2019 11:45AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net U.S. trailer orders plunged to 6,047 units in June, down 42% from May, according to market intelligence provider ACT Research. Year-to-date, net orders were 43% below last year, the company said in its monthly report. “This

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    Class 8 orders remain hot through June

    July 4, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 orders exceeded 40,000 units in June, for the fourth time in six months. Preliminary data from ACT Research pointed to 42,200 units being ordered. “Preliminary net order data indicate that demand for Class 8 trucks

  • U.S. trucking prices reach new highs: ACT Research

    February 20, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says U.S. truck pricing tracked by its Freight Rate Index reached a record high. “Clearly, the pendulum of pricing power rests with truckers as 2018 contract negotiations with shippers are getting under way,” said Tim

  • September productivity highest since March 2011

    October 12, 2017 11:31AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicates that September’s productivity reading advanced at the highest level since March 2011. “Seasonally adjusted, the productivity reading of 63 was up from 61.6 in August and the 57.3 year-to-date average,” said Tim

  • U.S. trailer builds up 14% in August

    September 25, 2017 4:58PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – August trailer builds were up 14% sequentially and 9% year-over-year, a month that ties March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year. With three extra days compared to July, August capitalized on the additional

  • January Class 5-8 orders jump, says ACT

    February 3, 2017 1:30PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research data has revealed that January’s heavy- and medium-duty truck net orders have risen to a 13-month high at 45,300 units. With a 27% improvement compared to January 2016, the preliminary numbers account for vehicle classes

  • November trailer orders surge

    December 20, 2016 4:11PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Act Research says an escalation in trailer orders in November indicates that the buying season has begun. Climbing 71% month-over-month, the increase was mostly due to dry van orders, and was also helped by a drop in

  • Despite higher trailer orders for October, net numbers down from 2015

    November 23, 2016 5:10PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Act Research says new and net trailer orders increased in October compared to the month prior, but still lag behind last October’s mark by a wide margin. Act’s most recent State of the Industry indicates that a

  • ACT’s initial numbers indicate drop in medium-duty orders for October

    November 3, 2016 1:21PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – With October’s preliminary data showing Classes 5-8 booking 32,400 net orders, ACT Research says medium-duty orders are down 10% month-to-month, with heavy duty coming in flat. “NA Classes 5-7 orders at 18,400 units, were down 10% from

  • US trailer orders decline in September

    October 17, 2016 3:15PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, In. – Trailer orders in September slid month to month, and came in around one-third of last year’s levels, according to ACT Research. US net orders for September 2016 were 12,950 units, down 16% from August, said Frank Maly,

  • US trailer orders for May decline: ACT Research

    June 24, 2016 11:56AM by Truck West

    COLUMBIA, Ind. – Trailer orders in May fell 14% month over month and 10% year over year in the US, according to ACT Research’s most recent State of the Industry report. “New orders continued to ease in May, following seasonally projected

  • Class 8 trucks in higher demand, says ACT

    June 14, 2016 12:09PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for Class 8 trucks in May rose faster than supply for the first time this year, says ACT Research. “May showed the first meaningful increase in freight volumes in nine months,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s vice-president for the

  • Class 8 supply continues to outdo demand, says ACT

    May 12, 2016 6:15PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says supply of Class 8 trucks in the US is continuing to rise faster than demand. Based on the company’s most recent For-Hire Trucking Index, Act president and senior analyst Kenny Vieth said the trend has