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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'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: 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: Commercial Vehicle Market Expectations Move Higher

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 10, 2020 2:30:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, 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: 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 NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Positive for Fifth Consecutive Month

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 3, 2020 4:50:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in October were 38,900 units, up 27% from September and a 78% improvement from year-ago October. NA Classes 5-7 demand jumped to a ten-quarter high (March 2018) in October, to 29,300 units. That order volume represents an improvement of 6% from September and an 84% uptick compared to last year. Complete industry data for October, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-November.

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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: September 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 Oct 27, 2020 11:25:04 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 24% year-to-date against the first nine months of 2019, with average price, miles and age all below September 2019 ytd rates, down 14%, 2%, and 9%, respectively. Near term, the report also indicated that used Class 8 sales volumes rose, up 3% sequentially, with average price rising 2% month-over-month. Average miles and age were both flat compared to August.

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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: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand for 2021 Not on the “Worry” List

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 19, 2020 5:30:39 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, there are any number of concerns regarding the economy in coming months, but one thing that definitely can be crossed off the worry list is commercial vehicle demand into 2021.

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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 September Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 15, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were virtually flat month-over-month in September, up just 1%, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes rose 51% compared to September 2019, and were up 21% when measured against the first nine months of last year.

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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

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