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ACT Research


  • 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

  • Demand for Class 8 vehicles dropped in March, says ACT Research

    April 19, 2016 4:34PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research’s State of the Industry report shows Class 8 orders have dropped 10% month-to-month and 35% year-to-year for the month of March to a total of 16,354 units. Medium-duty orders were also down 3% from February, but

  • Supply of Class 8 trucks rising faster than demand, says ACT

    January 14, 2016 11:55AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The most recent ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index indicates that the supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the fourth

  • November trailer sales strong, says ACT

    December 21, 2015 5:12PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the robust order season for U.S. trailers continued in November with an 18% gain over the previous month and 10% from a year ago. “It can be difficult to fully appreciate the strength of

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    Class 8 vehicle orders head south

    December 3, 2015 10:54AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary numbers from ACT Research reveal that Class 8 vehicle orders for the month of November was 16,600 units, plummeting nearly 60% compared to a year ago. Overall, a total of 35,300 Class 5-8 vehicles were booked