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  • 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

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    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

  • News Equipment

    Natural gas truck sales flat

    October 25, 2017 7:56PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales were flat year-to-date through August, according to ACT Research. “Despite the uncertainty of environmental change on the horizon, and continuing low oil prices, the future of alternative

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders strong in September: ACT Research

    October 5, 2017 9:01AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary North American heavy- and medium-duty truck orders hit a three-month high in September, up 27% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. When seasonally adjusted, Septembers orders hit a 27-month high, ACT reported. “Preliminary MD and HD net

  • 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

  • Electric vehicle market heating up: ACT

    September 19, 2017 8:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Electrification is quickly becoming a hot topic in the trucking industry, with electric-powered trucks garnering more attention from suppliers. That’s according to the latest N.A. On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook, published by ACT Research. The report looks