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Commercial Truck Demand Ends Year With Nearly 50,000 New Orders

January 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Commercial Truck Demand Ends Year With Nearly 50,000 New Orders

According to ACT Research, the Columbus, Ind.-based trucking industry analysis and forecasting firm, December saw a total of 49,700 Classes 5 through 8 truck orders booked — up 40 percent month over month. “December’s volume represented the strongest aggregate month for net orders since 50,900 orders were booked in February [...]

November Trailer Orders Continue a Solid Trucking Industry Season

December 22, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
November Trailer Orders Continue a Solid Trucking Industry Season

According to ACT Research Co., the net orders for new trailers in November this country gained 18 percent month over month and 10 percent year over year — continuing a solid order season for this segment of the commercial vehicle industry. “It can be difficult to fully appreciate the strength [...]

November Class 5-7 Truck Market Growing as Class 8 Weakens

December 18, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

ACT Research Co. reported Thursday that Class 8 trucks ordered by fleets and owners in November totaled 16,770, while Classes 5 through 7 posted 18,850 net orders. Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst, noted that lingering weakness in the industrial economy coupled with strong capacity additions in 2015 have [...]

Supply of New Class 8 Trucks Still Rising Faster Than Demand

December 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Supply of New Class 8 Trucks Still Rising Faster Than Demand

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. (ACT). “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the third consecutive month and the 10th time in the [...]

November’s Class 8 Truck Orders Plummet 59% From a Year Ago

December 4, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
November’s Class 8 Truck Orders Plummet 59% From a Year Ago

Researchers from a pair of trucking industry forecasting companies say Class 8 tractor orders for November plunged 59 percent from a year ago. Figures released Wednesday by ACT Research show that at 16,600 units in November, North American Class 8 tractor net orders were nearly 60 percent lower than a [...]

October’s Used Truck Volumes Off 3% But Stable Year Over Year

November 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Used Truck Volumes Off 3% But Stable Year Over Year

ACT Research said used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in October, with volumes shrinking 3 percent month over month, despite longer-term comparisons being stable. Volumes are down only one percent year over year, and the past nine months have been flat compared to the same period last [...]

Trailer Orders Solid for the Season, Despite October and Y/Y Declines

November 25, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Trailer net orders in October — while exceeding 33,000 units — were down 7 percent from September and 30 percent on a year over year basis. Nevertheless, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the solid order season continues for [...]

October Orders for New Class 5-8 Trucks ‘Fail to Wow’ Industry

November 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October Orders for New Class 5-8 Trucks ‘Fail to Wow’ Industry

Class 8 booked 25,900 net new orders in October, while Classes 5-7 posted 21,900 net orders, according to figures released Wednesday by ACT Research Co. The results were published in the latest State of the Industry report that covers Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American commercial vehicle [...]

ACT Terms October’s Class 8 Truck Freight Volumes ‘Disappointing’

November 16, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Shippers Conditions Index Near Neutral for September

Freight volumes in October were disappointing according to the most recent ACT for-hire trucking index from ACT Research Co. More broadly, the October survey was in line with other reports showing softer freight conditions. “ACT Research’s for-hire freight volume index was the lowest reading since December 2012 and the first [...]

October’s Net Orders for Classes 5-8 Trucks Beat September, But Lower Y/Y

November 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Net Orders for Classes 5-8 Trucks Beat September; Lower Y/Y

ACT Research said 47,200 Class 5 through 8 trucks were booked in October, up 14 percent over September’s orders, but down 30 percent compared to the robust net orders in October 2014. The latest figures are preliminary with actual numbers to be published later this month. North American Class 8 [...]