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  • Fleets adding trailer capacity to better utilize drivers: ACT Research

    February 26, 2016 7:00AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — January trailer orders fell 43% year-over-year and ACT Research says small and medium-sized fleets may be pulling back on their ordering activity. “We’re hearing comments regarding slow dealer activity. Small and medium fleets continue to be cautious

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    Class 8 orders soft in January, but medium-duty positioned for growth

    February 22, 2016 3:19PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Demand for Class 8 trucks was soft in January, but medium-duty orders are positioned for modest growth, according to the latest report from ACT Research. There were 18,247 Class 8 trucks ordered in January, down 48% year-over-year.

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    2015 was best year ever for trailer shipments: ACT

    January 22, 2016 8:56AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — The trailer manufacturing industry enjoyed its best shipment year ever in 2015, according to ACT Research. The previous record was set in 1999. “Despite trailer net orders in December falling 31% month-over-month and 38% year-over-year, the solid

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    Record sales, build rates established for Class 8 sleeper tractors, Class 5 trucks in 2015

    January 21, 2016 8:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — With December truck order numbers now in the books, 2015 posted the best year ever for production and sales of Class 8 sleeper tractors, according to ACT Research. Commercial vehicle orders finished 2015 strong with 28,150 and

  • Supply of Class 8 trucks rising faster than demand, says ACT

    January 14, 2016 11:55AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The most recent ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index indicates that the supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the fourth

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    Truck orders end 2015 on strong note

    January 6, 2016 9:05AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Truck order activity closed out 2015 on a strong note, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. Classes 5-8 orders totaled 49,700 units, up 40% from November. “December’s volume represented the strongest aggregate month for net orders

  • November trailer sales strong, says ACT

    December 21, 2015 5:12PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the robust order season for U.S. trailers continued in November with an 18% gain over the previous month and 10% from a year ago. “It can be difficult to fully appreciate the strength of

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    Medium-duty orders accelerate while Class 8 orders slow: ACT Research

    December 17, 2015 12:30PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — November truck orders indicate a growing Classes 5-7 market and weakening Class 8 demand, according to ACT Research. There were 16,770 net new orders for Class 8 trucks in November, while Classes 5-7 orders came in at

  • Class 8 supply higher than demand, says ACT

    December 11, 2015 3:14PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research Company says its recent For-Hire Trucking Index indicates that the supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the third

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    Class 8 vehicle orders head south

    December 3, 2015 10:54AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary numbers from ACT Research reveal that Class 8 vehicle orders for the month of November was 16,600 units, plummeting nearly 60% compared to a year ago. Overall, a total of 35,300 Class 5-8 vehicles were booked

  • The US and its ‘Goldilocks’ economy: Not too hot, not too cold

    September 22, 2015 4:54PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The US remains mired in a “Goldilocks economy” – not too hot and not too cold, but disappointing on the whole. That was how Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst with ACT Research, characterized the US economy

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    ‘Eyebrow-raising’ data points seen in August Class 8 orders

    September 18, 2015 12:04PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research has reported final numbers for August’s truck order activity, with Class 8 orders coming in at 20,200 units. Classes 5-7 orders were nearly 17,900. Kenny Vieth, ACT’s resident and senior analyst, noted that August Class

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    July Class 8 orders surprisingly high: ACT

    August 19, 2015 10:39AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — July’s Class 8 truck order intake surprised on the high side, thanks in part to a large 9,000-truck order landed by International. ACT Research said total Class 8 orders were just over 24,600 units in July, while

  • No surprises in June’s truck order numbers: ACT Research

    July 21, 2015 8:57AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Class 8 net orders came in at just under 20,300 units in June, while Classes 5-7 orders totaled 15,500 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. The totals didn’t surprise analysts. “With the backlog filling

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    This will be trailer market’s best year since late ’90s: ACT

    June 24, 2015 8:10AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer net orders were down 10% in May, however ACT Research remains confident the trailer market is in for a strong year. “Freight volumes at advantageous rates will support fleets, and their investment plans will remain robust,”