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  • News Equipment

    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

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    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%

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Equipment

    Strong Class 8 orders adding to backlogs

    December 20, 2017 7:43AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Strong Class 8 order activity in November is boosting backlogs. ACT Research reports Class 8 truck build backlogs grew by 10,100 units to 115,200 units in November. “Coupled with a modestly slower per-day build rate in November,

  • Truckers have “upper hand” in rate negotiations: ACT

    December 18, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUBMUS, Ind. – ACT Research has indicated its For-Hire Trucking Index rose faster than capacity for the 11th straight month, and the expectation is that contract rates for truckers will continue to improve. “The wide spread between freight and capacity

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders strong in November

    December 5, 2017 8:13AM by Truck News

    Preliminary North American Class 8 truck orders surpassed 30,000 units for the second consecutive month in November, reaching levels 71% better than a year ago. FTR reported preliminary orders of 32,400 units, just 8% shy of a very strong October.

  • News Equipment

    Canadian truck market “red hot”: ACT Research

    November 20, 2017 1:08PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – October Class 8 vehicle orders hit a 35-month high of 36,033 units, according to ACT Research, as U.S. fleets stepped up their orders and the Canadian market remained “red hot.” The strong orders boosted backlogs by nearly

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders surged in October

    November 6, 2017 7:18AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders reached 35,700 units in October, marking a 62% month-over-month increase, according to FTR. That’s a 167% increase from October 2016. “Class 8 orders surged in October. The market seems well