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    Trailer orders bounce back

    November 18, 2019 9:07AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders totaled 31,900 units in October, representing a 71% spike from September, but down 42% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the second straight month of sequential growth greater than 70%. Year-to-date

  • Rates remain under pressure: ACT

    November 12, 2019 7:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research reports contract truckload rates fell to US$2.28 per mile in the third quarter, down 2% year-over-year. In its ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook, the industry forecaster suggested further declines are in store.

  • Class 8 orders up, medium-duty down in September

    October 3, 2019 7:39AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary Class 8 truck orders totaled 12,600 units in September, a 13% increase from August. Classes 5-7 orders were down 9.4% at 17,300 units, according to ACT Research. “Little has changed since August with respect to the

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    Class 8 truck market to see ‘significant correction’: ACT

    October 1, 2019 7:55AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Class 8 truck market is moving into a significant correction next year, according to ACT Research. The medium-duty truck market remained soft in July, indicating it has moved past its cyclical peak, according to ACT’s recently

  • 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,

  • Heavy-duty vehicle market on edge of precipice: ACT Research

    August 16, 2019 1:10PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The heavy-duty vehicle markets are at the edge of a precipice, according to ACT Research’s latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook. “Since the start of this demand up-cycle in late 2017, we have targeted this year’s third

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    Natural gas truck sales rebounding

    July 30, 2019 7:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas-fueled Class 8 truck sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 43% year-to-date through May, according to ACT Research. Its Alternative Fuels Quarterly report also revealed natural gas truck sales were up 10% in May

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    “Significant correction” coming for Class 8 market: ACT

    July 29, 2019 7:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Class 8 truck market is on the cusp of a significant correction, according to the latest Transportation Digest from ACT Research. The report also suggests the U.S. economy will decelerate from the 2018 tax cut-boosted growth

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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

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    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