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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders High Step into the Cold Months

November 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research: US Trailer Orders High Step into the Cold Months

Trailer net orders in September — recorded at nearly 36,000 units — rose almost 47 percent from August’s pace, and up 12 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “While September’s early kick-off to [...]

Sales of Natural Gas-powered Class 8 Trucks Up for August, Down Y/Y

November 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Sales of Natural Gas-powered Class 8 Trucks Up for August, Down Y/Y

Sales of natural gas-powered Class 8 trucks and buses continue, but at a slower pace than last year, as well as when calculated as a percentage of the total market, according to a new report from ACT Research. Not at all surprising, the Natural Gas Quarterly attributes the rapidly declining [...]

Sales of Class 8 Used Trucks Gain 8% in September; Flat Year Over Year

October 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Sales of Class 8 Used Trucks Gain 8% in September; Flat Year Over Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics were mixed in September, with some dealer sales inching closer to the six-month moving average. Volumes gained 8 percent month over month, but were up just 1 percent year over year. Meanwhile average mileage remained flat month over month, dropping 8 percent year over year. [...]

ACT Research Publishes Global Trailer Market Forecast Update

October 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research Publishes Global Trailer Market Forecast Update

ACT Research Co. has announces an update to its “Global Trailer Market Analysis & Forecast” white paper published last year. The 20-plus page paper and a supporting user friendly index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts (through 2017) for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North [...]

September’s Net Orders for Classes 5-7 Trucks Up; Class 8 Orders Flat

October 22, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
September’s Net Orders for Classes 5-7 Trucks Up; Class 8 Orders Flat

ACT Research reported Wednesday that net new orders for Class 8 tractors totaled 19,400 in September, while Classes 5-7 trucks posted 22,000 net orders. Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst, said there appears to be a “growing tiredness” around new vehicle demand as 2016 approaches. “We’re seeing a pullback [...]

ACT Research Sets Dates for 2016 Commercial Trucking Seminars

October 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, News

Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research Co., a recognized leader in the North American commercial vehicles industry data, market analysis and forecasting services, announced dates for its 2016 commercial vehicle seminars. The spring seminar dates have been changed slightly to March 29 through March 31. Ken Vieth, founder and senior partner, [...]

ACT Research Claims Class 8 Truck Supply Surpasses Demand

October 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Research Claims Class 8 Truck Supply Surpasses Demand

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for these commercial trucks, according to the most recent For-Hire Trucking Index released this week by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the eighth time in 10 months [...]

Class 5-8 Truck Orders Up 7% for September Over August; Down Y/Y

October 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

For the month of September, 40,700 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, which is up 7 percent from August but down 8 percent compared to September 2014. According to ACT Research, these numbers are preliminary with actual numbers to be published in mid-October. “The year-over-year decline marked the sixth consecutive [...]

Prices for Used Class 8 Trucks Soften Slightly for August and the Year

September 28, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Prices for Used Class 8 Trucks Soften Slightly for August, Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics were generally in line on a year-to-date basis, but all except volumes fell slightly when compared month over month and year over year. Volumes dropped 7 percent month over month, but were up 2 percent year over year, while average mileage decreased 3 percent and [...]

Trucking Analysts Say U.S. Trailer Orders Show Impressive Rise in August

September 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Analysts Say U.S. Trailer Orders Show Impressive Rise in August

Two Indiana-based trucking industry analysts report trailer net orders in August were up big time, with dry vans leading the way. ACT Research, out of Columbus, Ind., said trailer orders — surpassing 24,500 for August — rose nearly 21 percent from July’s pace, but eased 0.4 percent on a year-over-year [...]