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ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Still Healthy

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 2, 2020 6:21:25 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in November were 51,900 units, up 33% from October and a 197% improvement from year-ago November. NA Classes 5-7 demand continued in-line with recent activity, at 27,200 units. That order volume represents a 9% decrease from October’s 30-month high, but was still up 78% compared to last year. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-December.

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Topics: freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: October Used Truck Metrics Show Volumes Remain Up YTD, with Average Price, Miles and Age Down for the Same Time Period

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 27, 2020 7:30:00 AM

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes were up 20% year-to-date against the first ten months of 2019, with average price, miles and age all below October 2019 ytd rates, down 11%, 2%, and 8%, respectively. Near term, the report indicated that used Class 8 sales volumes and average miles both fell, down 4% and 1% m/m, respectively, while average age was flat sequentially and average price rose 6% compared to September.

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Topics: freight rate, Press Releases, Used Trucks, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: CV Demand Reaping Rewards of COVID-Related Services-to-Goods Substitution

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 25, 2020 7:30:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported even before the pandemic plunge in Q2, there was never serious doubt that the demand for commercial vehicles would rise in 2021.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: 2020 Has Been a Roller Coaster Ride for Motor Carriers, Across the Board

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 24, 2020 10:30:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, from big fleets to owner-operators, and their vocational counterparts, motor carriers across-the-board have ridden a down-and-up roller coaster this year.

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Topics: Press Releases, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck

ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 23, 2020 1:37:47 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a second consecutive month of record tightness. October’s Volume Index was flat at 70.7 (SA), while Pricing dropped two points to 69.2, but still a top-decile result. With capacity and driver availability in contraction territory, at 45.8 and 28.6, respectively, the combination of strong demand and tight supply pushed the Supply-Demand Balance to its tightest level in survey history, now at 74.9.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Improvement in October

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 20, 2020 5:05:36 PM

October net US trailer orders of 54,691 units posted another sequential improvement, up nearly 7% from September’s rise and well above October 2019’s level (up 70%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 57k units were up 9% versus September and 52% better year-over-year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand Continues Strong Upward Trend

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 18, 2020 9:37:10 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the pandemic’s toll has not been evenly distributed across the US economy. Transportation is one segment that has fared better than others, and that, in turn, has spurred a revival in commercial vehicle demand as the year has progressed.

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Topics: freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data for October Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 17, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10% month-over-month in October, but are 10% higher year-to-date compared to the first ten months of 2019, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Compared to October of 2019, volumes are down 12%.

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Topics: freight rate, Press Releases, Used Trucks, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Moves from Historical Low in April to Third Best in October

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, after sinking to the lowest point in history in April, net trailer orders have continued to improve throughout the summer and into fall.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, TrailerComponents, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Spending on Goods Driving Recovery in Freight Demand

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 16, 2020 7:30:00 AM

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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