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Net Orders for Class 5-7 Trucks Rise in August; Class 8 Orders Fall

September 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Net Orders for Class 5-7 Trucks Rise in August; Class 8 Orders Fall

Nearly 20,200 net new orders for Class 8 trucks were booked in August, while orders for Classes 5 through 7 trucks posted almost 17,900, according to ACT Research Co. of Columbus, Ind. The results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by the Columbus, Ind.-based [...]

Backlogs, Tough Comps Lead to a 5th Month of Truck Order Declines

September 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators

Orders for Class 5 through 8 trucks — at 37,200 —were down 8 percent in August from July, and down 14 percent from a year ago August, according to the latest preliminary figures released by ACT Research. “The year-over-year decline marked the fifth consecutive negative reading for Classes 5-8 orders,” [...]

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Commercial Truck Volumes Flat in July

August 26, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Used Class 8 truck metrics were generally in line from June to July, with average age and miles up an incremental 1 percent each. Compared to last year, average prices were up 2 percent in July and 6 percent year to date, according to the latest release of the State [...]

ACT Research Claims U.S. Trailer Orders Off 27% in July

August 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Columbus, Ind.-based ACT Research Co., said net orders for commercial trailers declined 27 percent in July from an unsustainable 27,900 orders in June to 20,300 units in July. Nevertheless, orders were up 7 percent on a year-to-year basis, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report [...]

Class 8 Orders Beat Expectations in July; Classes 5-7 Show Increase

August 20, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Class 8 Orders Beat Expectations in July; Classes 5-7 Show Increase

Analysts with ACT Research in Columbus, Ind., said July’s net new orders for Class 8 trucks totaled just over 24,600, while Classes 5 through 7 trucks posted 15,900 net orders. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The [...]

July’s Class 5-8 Truck Orders Decline for a 4th Month Year Over Year

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

ACT Research said its preliminary figures for July show a total of 39,400 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked — up 10 percent from June, but down 14 percent compared to July of 2014. “ACT Research continues to believe the recent order decline is a reflection of meaningfully larger backlogs [...]

Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Up in June — As are the Prices

July 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Nation’s Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Up in June — As are the Prices

While the average age of Class 8 used trucks was flat in June and the average miles of sold used trucks slipped 2 percent month over month, the average sale price remained strong. Prices were up 3 percent year over year. They also rose 7 percent year to date, in [...]

Lower Fuel Prices Put the Brakes on Sales of NG-powered Class 8 Trucks

July 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Lower Fuel Prices Put the Brakes on 2015 Sales of NG-powered Class 8 Trucks

Natural gas-powered Class 8 truck and bus sales have slowed when calculated as a percentage of the total market, according to a new report from ACT Research. ACT attributes the rapidly declining cost of diesel with making the return on investment for adoption of natural gas less lucrative. Original projections [...]

No Surprises Here: Class 5 through 8 Truck Orders Slow in June

July 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

ACT Research Co., the Columbus, Ind.-based publisher of trucking analysis, said net orders for Class 8 trucks were just under 20,300 units in June, while Classes 5-7 posted 15,500 net orders. Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst, said that following a stumble at the beginning of the year, a [...]

Trucking Analysts: Class 8 Tractor Orders Dip for a 4th Month

July 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Class 8 Tractor Orders Dip for a 4th Month

Analysts from two prominent trucking industry forecasting firms have released preliminary data showing Class 8 tractor sales in June fell for a fourth consecutive month. FTR shows Class 8 net orders for June at 19,624 units — down 25 percent from a year ago. Analysts at ACT Research agreed orders [...]