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Class 8 Truck Capacity Continues Higher than Demand

May 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than the demand for trucks, according to the most recent For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co. “For an eighth consecutive month, the fleet capacity index has risen faster than the freight index,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior [...]

Orders for New Trailers Off 30% for March, 36% Year Over Year

April 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Orders for New Trailers Off 30% for March, 36% Year Over Year

Trailer net orders fell 30 percent month over month and 36 percent year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report for March published by ACT Research Co. “The 2015/16 order season ended not with a bang but a whimper, not entirely surprising given [...]

Demand for Class 8 Trucks Down 10% in March; Medium-duty Dips 3%

April 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Demand for Class 8 Trucks Down 10% in March; Medium-duty Dips 3%

Orders for new Class 8 tractors dropped 10 percent month over month and 35 percent year over year in March, to a total of 16,354 units, according to ACT Research Co. Meanwhile, net orders for medium-duty trucks totaled 13,242, which were down 3 percent from February, but up 10 percent [...]

Sale of Natural Gas-fueled Class 8 Trucks Up in February, Down YTD

April 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Sale of Natural Gas-fueled Class 8 Trucks Up in February, Down YTD

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 trucks that operate on natural gas saw retail sales improve modestly in February after getting off to a slow start in 2016, according to a recent report from ACT Research. The trucking industry forecaster attributes this to a high number of natural gas vehicle repeat [...]

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Supplies Continue to Surpass Demand

April 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the seventh consecutive month and the 12th time in the past [...]

Medium-duty Truck Demand Rises in March; Class 8 Dips 12%

April 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Medium-duty Truck Demand Rises in March; Class 8 Dips 12%

Columbus, Ind.-based ACT Research said 37,700 new Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked in March, with Class 8 garnering 16,000 orders for the month and Classes 5-7 orders set at 21,700. “Medium-duty and heavy-duty demand as mirrored by new order activity remain on divergent paths that are tracking their niches [...]

U.S. Trailer Orders Up 26% in March; Production Also Increases

March 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
U.S. Trailer Orders Up 26% in March; Production Also Increases

Trailer net orders rose 26 percent month over month and 3.5 percent year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. “Large fleets continue to drive the market, and low cancellations show that orders are firm,” said Frank Maly, director [...]

February’s Used Class 8 Truck Numbers Up 6% Year Over Year

March 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
February’s Used Class 8 Truck Numbers Up 6% Year Over Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “February Class 8 used truck volumes appeared to be getting an early jump on spring, rising 6 percent year [...]

February’s Class 8 Truck Demand Soft; Medium-duty Market Growing

March 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
February’s Class 8 Truck Demand Soft; Medium-duty Market Growing

Bookings for new heavy-duty Class 8 tractors totaled 18,078 net orders in February, according to ACT Research Co., a figure that is down 42 percent year over year. Meanwhile, Classes 5-7 net orders were the highest since December 2014 at 22,316 units. “The commercial vehicle industry — primarily the heavy-duty truck segment — [...]

Trucking Analysts Say February’s Class 8 Tractor Orders ‘Steady’

March 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Analysts Say February’s Class 8 Tractor Orders ‘Steady’

Analysts at FTR and ACT Research each released preliminary data showing February 2016 North American Class 8 truck net orders holding fairly steady at between 17,650 and 17,900 units — which is down 2 percent month over month and 43 percent year over year. FTR said net Class 8 orders [...]