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  • Engines over 10L will dominate Class 8 market; ACT

    December 5, 2019 10:02AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024, according to the NA On-Highway Engine Outlook, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates. However, the trend

  • CNG truck retail sales rise 27%  

    October 29, 2019 10:50AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales jumped 27% in the first eight months of 2019, according to Alternative Fuels Quarterly, released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down

  • Commercial vehicle market continues to deteriorate

    October 28, 2019 8:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. –ACT Research is forecasting a pullback in build rates for heavy-duty trucks and trailers as the commercial vehicle market is continuing to deteriorate. “While less cliff-like, MD market indicators continue to support a modest correction into 2020,” ACT

  • U.S. net trailer orders jump 73% in September

    October 24, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders in the U.S. soared 73% from August to 18,629 units, but was down 68% compared to September 2018, an industry report said Thursday. Year-to-date, however, net trailer orders are 54% below last year’s level,

  • New trailer orders plunge 72% from a year ago

    September 26, 2019 1:36PM by Truck News

    ‘With 2020 order boards fully open, the dramatic lack of fleet interest continues to astound’

  • 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