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    Class 8 truck orders strengthened in June

    July 6, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    Preliminary Class 8 truck orders came in at 17,600 units in June, marking a 7% improvement compared to May and 38% spike year-over-year, according to FTR. The industry forecaster said June’s bounce-back from a surprising May retreat is in line

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    Trailer production climbed in May: ACT Research

    June 23, 2017 8:41AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production increased 12% in May, thanks to two additional build days and strong orders. The production rate was up 2% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days

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    Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT

    June 21, 2017 6:17AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate

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    May trailer orders exceed expectations

    June 15, 2017 9:22AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – There were 17,850 trailers ordered in May, marking a 27% improvement year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the sixth straight month of positive year-over-year comparisons, though orders were 14% off April’s figures, ACT

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    Class 8 order backlog rising: ACT

    May 23, 2017 6:40AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production backlogs have reached their best level since last March, after strong orders surpassed build levels in April, according to ACT Research. The order strength for 2017 has been led by the tractor day cab

  • ACT Research pricing index remains positive for fleets

    May 15, 2017 7:33AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says its April pricing index reflects seven consecutive months of positive readings. Though April’s ACT For-Hire Trucking Index reading showed slower growth following the previous month’s three-year high, it continues to show a clear acceleration

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    February truck orders hit 14-month high: ACT

    March 3, 2017 8:50AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders hit a 14-month high in February, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. Classes 5-8 net orders rose to 45,900 units, representing a 12% improvement compared to February 2016. Class 8 orders

  • 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

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    Truck builders reducing inventories

    January 19, 2017 9:31AM by Truck News

    Production should realign with demand in 2017, ACT Research reports

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    Trailer orders strengthening

    December 16, 2016 7:03AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders jumped more than 70% in November, but were still off year-over-year, according to the latest data from ACT Research. It calculated preliminary net trailer orders at 36,300 units. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in November,

  • 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 pricing index shows improvements

    November 18, 2016 10:45AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking rates may be on the rise, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. ACT reported its pricing index bounced to its highest reading in the past 12 months, at 52.7. A quarter

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    “Unusually high” level of cancellations drives down Class 8 orders

    November 18, 2016 10:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A high cancellation rate kept Class 8 truck orders low in October, at 13,907 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high level

  • Trailer orders up in October, but still off last year’s pace

    November 15, 2016 2:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for October totaled 21,050 units, up from September but down from last year, according to ACT Research. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in October, following a disappointing September. This preliminary report points to 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