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    Class 8 truck orders to remain soft for next few months: ACT Research

    June 19, 2015 9:09AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Class 8 net orders for May were just over 20,500 units, while Classes 5-7 orders totalled 19,900 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. The slowdown in Class 8 order activity was expected, according to

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders fall 22% in April, but analyst not concerned

    May 22, 2015 11:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — A 22% decrease in trailer net orders in April should not cause too much concern, according to industry analyst ACT Research. Orders totaled 18,000 units, however that’s partly due to last year’s unprecedented order intake, which was

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 truck orders reach 17-month low

    May 22, 2015 9:56AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Final Class 8 net orders for April totaled 22,400 units, reaching a 17-month low, according to data from ACT Research. Classes 5-7 truck net orders came in at 17,700 units, also down. “These are numbers that would

  • Medium-duty truck orders accelerate

    April 19, 2015 7:47PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Medium-duty truck orders posted a 14% improvement in March compared to last year, marking the sixth year-over-year gain in the past seven months, according to ACT Research. “The medium-duty market rode strong truck and bus orders to

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders moderate in January

    February 3, 2015 5:11PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary orders for Classes 5-8 vehicles fell 21% in January from December’s near-record order intake, but were still 5% stronger than last January. ACT Research says preliminary figures show an order intake of 53,200 Classes 5-8 vehicles,

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    New truck orders continue to be strong through November

    December 3, 2014 7:15AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — November orders for Classes 5-8 trucks marked the fifth strongest month on record and at 58,500 units, were up 48% over last November, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. Over the past 12 months, North American

  • Natural gas truck market to continue growing, but more slowly: ACT

    November 12, 2014 5:10AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — The adoption of natural gas as an alternative to diesel fuel in the heavy-duty truck segment will continue to grow, but at a slower pace than first expected. That, according to the latest report from ACT Research,

  • Truck orders mark second strongest month ever in October

    November 4, 2014 8:59PM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders were “phenomenal” in October, marking the second strongest month ever, according to industry forecasters. FTR reported preliminary numbers of 45,795 Class 8 orders, up 87% month-over-month and 76% year-over-year. Class 8 orders for the last six

  • Truck orders remain strong through September: ACT Research

    October 21, 2014 7:55PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Net orders for Classes 5-8 trucks were strong in September, with Class 8 orders up 31% year-over-year and Classes 5-7 orders reaching their strongest levels since early 2008, ACT Research reports. Class 8 orders totaled 24,842 units

  • Trailer orders strong through first half of 2014

    July 24, 2014 8:07AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — North American trailer orders were up 45% through the first half of 2014 compared to last year. Orders dropped 1% in June to 22,000 units, but were still 42% ahead of last June. Year-to-date orders are 156,000

  • Class 8 orders remain strong in June: ACT Research

    July 18, 2014 1:50PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Class 8 orders in June “surprised on the high side” after a solid May, according to the latest report from ACT Research. Net orders totaled 26,729 units for the month. Classes 5-7 net orders declined for the

  • ACT Research publishes comprehensive global trailer outlook

    June 16, 2014 10:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research has published its Global Trailer Market Analysis and Forecast 2009-2016, which it says is the first such collection of trailer information, data, insights and forecasts. The 70-plus page report covers the North American, Asia, Europe,

  • May’s Class 8 truck orders best since 2006

    June 3, 2014 10:26PM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders strengthened in May, marking the strongest month of May since 2006, according to preliminary figures from industry forecasters. ACT Research reported preliminary Class 8 orders of 25,900 units while FTR reported 25,605 units. FTR’s figure represents

  • April Class 8 retail sales strongest in past six months: ACT Research

    May 24, 2014 10:07PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Retail sales for Classes 5-8 trucks hit 23,100 units in April, marking the strongest month of the past six, according to the latest State of the Industry report published by ACT Research. “Class 8 retail sales rose

  • Trailer orders continue to show strength

    May 24, 2014 9:39PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer orders were up 20% year-over-year in April, according to the latest report from ACT Research. The industry analyst also indicated the October to April order season showed a 25% gain over the 2012-2013 season. The information