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    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

  • Freight growth stagnating: ACT Research

    April 22, 2019 8:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Freight growth is stagnating while the Class 8 truck population is accelerating, according to an analysis from ACT Research. In its State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, ACT reported Class 8 metrics in March aligned with

  • Pricing pendulum swinging to shippers’ favor: ACT Research

    April 10, 2019 4:02PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is possible, and a rate recession is likely, according to a new freight forecast report from ACT Research. Its ACT Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook found that dry van rates, net of

  • Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

  • Natural gas truck sales down in 2018

    January 28, 2019 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but slid 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. Year-to-date sales in November 2017 were up 9%. “On

  • News Equipment

    Record-setting year for trailer orders, production, comes to end

    January 28, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. trailer industry set new records for net orders and production in 2018, but orders slid sequentially for the third month in a row in December. December saw 28,000 orders, according to ACT Research’s State of

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    Backlogs to blame for slowdown in Class 8 orders

    January 23, 2019 10:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for heavy trucks remains strong despite a slowdown in orders, according to ACT Research. Three drivers include: the fact the freight rate markdown is from record levels; the addition of new technologies that improve fuel economy

  • ‘Sectoral recessions’ likely in 2019: ACT Research

    January 22, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The commercial vehicle market remains strong, but the U.S. economy is expected to decelerate, according to a report from ACT Research. ACT’s Transportation Digest noted Class 8 truck orders enter 2019 with positive momentum from a record-setting

  • ACT Research: Yellow lights are flashing

    January 14, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research has reported yellow lights are flashing for the U.S. economy, and by extension, for the North American commercial vehicle industry. “Over the course of Q4 2018, the list of indicators flashing yellow became longer and

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continued torrid pace in November: ACT

    December 18, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for November point to 43,600 units ordered, according to ACT Research, continuing this year’s record-setting pace. November marked the fifth best month in trailer industry order history. “Trailer orders continued to set records in

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    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

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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