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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Closed 2019 Down 51% vs Full-Year 2018

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 21, 2020 5:00:00 PM

New US trailer orders of 18.4k were down 13% month-over-month in December, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 17.7k dropped 11%. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 35% year-over-year and 51% lower compared to full-year 2018, 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, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: December 2019 Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 13% M/M and 37% Lower Y/Y; Full-Year 2019 Less than Half of 2018 Volume

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 14, 2020 9:00:00 PM

ACT’s preliminary estimate for December 2019 indicates trailer manufacturers booked 17.2k net orders to their orderboards last month, a 13% decline from November volume. Activity was 37% below last December. For the full year, the industry booked just under 205k net orders, a 51% decline versus 2018 volume. That annual volume was the lowest since 2011.

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

ACT Research: Commercial Electric Vehicle Study 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 23, 2019 9:25:01 AM

In August 2018, ACT Research released its landmark multi-client study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, to charter subscribers. The study displaced guesswork and speculation on electric vehicles with rigorous analysis and hard metrics for sales and share.  Our work recognizes electric power as a viable competitor to internal combustion engines, and examines advances in battery technology, environmental considerations and government policy, and quantifies the potential for significant operational cost savings. While commercial electric vehicles (CEVs) currently have a small beachhead on the market, the 2018 study confirmed they would steadily gain sales volume and capture significant market share in Classes 4-8 vehicle segments by 2035, the far horizon year of the analysis.  Now, ACT Research is diving into the data once again and to update the 2018 work.

We're looking forward to working with charter subscribers, as well as adding participants for this second edition. With the continued evolution in electrification and additional players in the market over the last two years, we hope to expand the subscriber list, broadening the spectrum of participants. Our hope is a customer set fully reflective of the current and future state of commercial vehicle electrification. 

A complete study prospectus can be downloaded by clicking the image to the right. To highlight, ACT's 2020 study update will include:

  • Unit Sales
  • Adoption Path
  • Batter and Power Storage Challenges
  • Fuel Cell Challenges
  • Comparative Total Cost of Ownership by Market Segment
  • Regulatory Challenges and Incentives

Complete with analysis, spreadsheets, and adoption scenarios for benefit of all customers and participants.

For more insights into our 2018 study version, watch the video below.

To connect with our team complete the form to the right or contact Ian McGriff at imcgriff@actresearch.net.

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Topics: medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, north american trailer, class8, commercial electric vehicle

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 38% M/M, 56% Y/Y and 52% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 19, 2019 1:04:08 PM

New US trailer orders of 21.2k were down 43% month-over-month in November, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 19.8k dropped 38%, after hitting their fourth consecutive sequential rise in October. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 56% year-over-year and 52% compared to the first 11 months of 2018, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. However, the report reminds readers that the year-over-year comparison is to the second-highest order month in history.

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

ACT Research: Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 39% M/M and 56% Y/Y, 52% Lower YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 16, 2019 3:15:00 PM

ACT’s preliminary estimate for November indicates that trailer manufacturers booked 19.5k net orders to their orderboards last month, a 39% decline from October’s volume. Activity was 56% below November of 2018, while year-to-date net orders are just under half that of last year.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, Press Releases, commercial truck report, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, heavy duty truck, north american trailer

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 27, 2019 1:53:32 PM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an accelerating pullback in build rates, as freight market conditions remain at a low ebb. While less cliff-like, MD market indicators continue to support a modest correction into 2020.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, commercial truck report, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 27, 2019 12:48:10 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from peak activity in sales and build in 2019 to a substantial correction in 2020. Activity for the total MD market was mixed in September, with weakness in sequential comparisons, but expansion still evident in longer-term performance.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, commercial truck report, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 71% M/M, but Down 42% Y/Y and 52% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 21, 2019 4:15:00 PM

New US trailer orders of 37.2k were up 72% month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 31.8k hit their fourth consecutive sequential rise, increasing 71% from September, but down 42% compared to October of 2018. Year-to-date, however, net trailer orders are 52% below last 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, class 8 trucks, 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: US Trailer Production Pendulum Has Shifted to “Advantage Fleets”

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 18, 2019 2:26:02 PM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders have now posted y/y declines for the last 10 months. YTD September net orders were down 54% versus 2018. Dry van and reefer net orders were both weaker than the industry average, while only medium lowbeds had a positive y/y result, but just 3% better than last year.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, TrailerComponents, class 8 trucks, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, 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: U.S. Trailer Preliminary Net Orders Surge 71% M/M in October, but Were Off 42% Y/Y and Down 52% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 15, 2019 7:15:00 PM

ACT’s preliminary estimate for October indicates that trailer manufacturers booked 31.9k net orders to their orderboards last month, a 71% spike from September and the second straight month of sequential growth greater than 70%. Volume was 42% below last year, but slightly above the same month in 2017. Year-to-date, net orders are off 52% from the torrid pace of 2018.

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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

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