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  • US trailer orders decline in September

    October 17, 2016 3:15PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, In. – Trailer orders in September slid month to month, and came in around one-third of last year’s levels, according to ACT Research. US net orders for September 2016 were 12,950 units, down 16% from August, said Frank Maly,

  • Freight volumes growing faster than truck capacity

    October 17, 2016 9:08AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – For the fourth time in the past five months, the US freight index rose faster than the capacity index, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. The data suggests that excess equipment additions

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    July’s Class 8 orders worst since 2010

    August 22, 2016 7:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — July’s final Class 8 orders were disappointing, down 20% month-over-month and 58% year-over-year, ACT Research reports. A total of 10,358 units were ordered. Medium-duty orders totaled 15,364 units, up 1% from June and last July. “Outside of

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    Commercial vehicle orders hit lowest levels since September 2010

    August 3, 2016 9:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research has reported there were 25,000 new Classes 5-8 vehicles ordered in July, according to preliminary figures. While medium-duty orders remained on trend, Class 8 orders continued to soften. There were 10,500 Class 8 truck orders

  • US trailer orders for May decline: ACT Research

    June 24, 2016 11:56AM by Truck West

    COLUMBIA, Ind. – Trailer orders in May fell 14% month over month and 10% year over year in the US, according to ACT Research’s most recent State of the Industry report. “New orders continued to ease in May, following seasonally projected

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    Trailer orders slow in May: ACT Research

    June 15, 2016 2:34PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary commercial trailer orders were down 16% in May, and 12% year-over-year, according to the latest data from ACT Research. US net trailer orders totaled 14,250 units. “Although commercial trailer orders have been progressing at a better

  • Class 8 trucks in higher demand, says ACT

    June 14, 2016 12:09PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for Class 8 trucks in May rose faster than supply for the first time this year, says ACT Research. “May showed the first meaningful increase in freight volumes in nine months,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s vice-president for the

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    Class 8 orders down 31% y-o-y in May: ACT Research

    June 3, 2016 6:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary net orders for Class 8 trucks in May were down 31% year-over-year but up 4% compared to April. ACT Research reports there were 14,300 Class 8 units booked in May and 17,100 Classes 5-7 orders placed.

  • Demand for trailers continues to outpace that for tractors: ACT Research

    May 25, 2016 7:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer net orders were up 12% month-over-month in April, but 7% lower than the same month last year, according to ACT Research. “New orders continued to meander in April, the result of fleet caution about current freight

  • Class 8 supply continues to outdo demand, says ACT

    May 12, 2016 6:15PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says supply of Class 8 trucks in the US is continuing to rise faster than demand. Based on the company’s most recent For-Hire Trucking Index, Act president and senior analyst Kenny Vieth said the trend has

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    Class 8 truck orders continue to fall

    May 4, 2016 6:26AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Class 8 truck orders continued to slide in April, down 16% compared to March and 39% year-over-year, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. For the month, 33,800 Classes 5-8 trucks were ordered, but only 13,700 were

  • Demand for Class 8 vehicles dropped in March, says ACT Research

    April 19, 2016 4:34PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research’s State of the Industry report shows Class 8 orders have dropped 10% month-to-month and 35% year-to-year for the month of March to a total of 16,354 units. Medium-duty orders were also down 3% from February, but

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    Trailer orders strong in March: ACT Research

    March 28, 2016 4:48AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer net orders were up 26% month-over-month in March and 3.5% stronger year-over-year. ACT Research reports strong orders coupled with low cancellations in its latest State of the Industry: US Trailers report. “Large fleets continue to drive

  • Class 8 orders drop, while Class 5-7 boom, says Act report

    March 23, 2016 10:05AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Act Research Company’s State of the Industry report revealed that orders for Class 8 vehicles dropped 42% in February from the previous year, while Class 5-7 net orders were the highest they have been since December 2014.

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    Class 8 orders fall into stable pattern while medium-duty orders accelerate

    March 4, 2016 8:58AM by Truck News

    February Class 8 truck net orders held steady in February, at 17,650 units, according to the preliminary report from FTR. That was down only 2% from January and down 43% year-over-year. FTR noted the results are falling into a more