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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Down, Inventory and Build Up

February 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Down, Inventory and Build Up

Sequential changes in U.S. trailer data were directionally correct — orders were down, inventory and build rates were up, and cancellations were inconsequential, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “The front-loading of the fall/winter order season we’ve noted over [...]

ACT Research: January Used Class 8 Truck Prices Remain Flat

February 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research: January Used Class 8 Truck Prices Remain Flat

Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in January, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Keeping with the seasonal trend of weak early-year sales, used Class 8 truck volume fell 25 percent month over [...]

January’s Class 8 Truck Orders Decline 48% Year Over Year

February 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
January’s Class 8 Truck Orders Decline 48% Year Over Year

ACT Research analysis shows that net Class 8 truck orders in January totaled 18,247, which is down 48 percent year over year. Meanwhile, Classes 5 through 7 net orders were flat year over year at 17,400 units. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently [...]

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Supply Still Outrunning Demand

February 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Supply Still Outrunning Demand

The supply of Class 8 tractors continues to rise faster than the demand for trucks, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., of Columbus, Ind. “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the fifth consecutive month and the 11th [...]

Trucking Analysts Report Lackluster Start for 2016 Tractor Orders

February 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Analysts Report Lackluster Start for 2016 Tractor Orders

Two noted trucking industry analysis firms report disappointing North American Class 8 tractor orders for January continue a downward trend with net orders down month over month and year over year. ACT Research figures show that for January, 18,200 Class 8 trucks were ordered — down 48 percent against a [...]

ACT Research: Overall Used Class 8 Truck Metrics Flat in 2015

January 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research: Overall Used Class 8 Truck Metrics Flat in 2015

A study of formerly owned Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in December, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “December unit sales rebounded from November, but were flat year-to-date relative to the same period [...]

Retail Sales of NG-fueled Class 8 Trucks Dip 1% as Diesel Prices Plummet

January 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Retail Sales of NG-fueled Class 8 Trucks Dip 1% as Diesel Prices Plummet

The decline of diesel prices has been no friend to natural gas-operated Class 8 truck sales in the United States and Canadian retail markets, according to a recent report from ACT Research. Retail sales of heavy-duty natural gas-fueled trucks started 2015 with slow growth and they wrapped up the year [...]

2015 Termed ‘Best Shipment Year in History’ for U.S. Trailer Industry

January 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
2015 Termed 'Best Shipment Year in History' for U.S. Trailer Industry

Although orders were slower in December, ACT Research Co. claims 2015 was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, barely edging out the previous record that was set back in 1999. According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, published by ACT Research, December’s trailer [...]

2015’s Class 8 Sleeper Truck Sales Termed ‘Best in History’

January 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Claims 2015’s Class 8 Sleeper Truck Sales ‘Best in History’

According to figures released this week by ACT Research Co., there were a total 28,150 net new orders booked for Class 8 tractors in December, while classes 5 through 7 trucks posted 22,450 net orders. Steve Tam, ACT’s vice president of the commercial vehicle sector, said the Class 8 commercial [...]

December’s Class 8 Truck Supply Still Rising Faster than the Demand

January 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The number of Class 8 tractors coming off the assembly line of truck manufacturers continues to climb faster than demand for commercial trucks according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research (ACT). “December’s capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for a fourth [...]