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ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M and 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 10% M/M and 18% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 26, 2019 2:29:00 PM

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in June was virtually flat, gaining just 2% month-over-month. Longer term, prices were up 10% year-to-date and 6% higher compared to June of 2018, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes fell 10% m/m, 26% y/y, and 18% year-to-date compared to the first six months of 2018. On a month-over-month basis, average mileage dropped 2%, while average age was down 5%.

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Topics: Press Releases, Used Trucks

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in June, Down 70% Y/Y & 43% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 26, 2019 11:25:34 AM

New US trailer orders of 11.3k were down 27% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 6k units, down 42% from May. Year-to-date net orders are 43% 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: transportation, Trailers, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 19, 2019 11:09:10 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, June data, showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, falling to 43.2 (SA) in June, from 46.7 in May. The June Pricing Index, at 43.8 (SA), recovered a good bit of last month’s sharp decline, up from 38.8 in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the lowest in survey history.

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Topics: freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 17, 2019 4:48:17 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, June’s Class 8 order broke the string of falling order volumes, with the opening of 2020 order books, garnering a 19% rebound. While better orders slowed the rapid backlog decline, the situation is temporary, as coming months represent the seasonally weakest order period of the year, suggesting rapid backlog declines should continue in the near-term.

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Topics: freight, transportation, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 16, 2019 7:15:00 PM

ACT’s preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally.

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Topics: transportation, Trailers, Press Releases

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 15, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month-over-month in June, the third consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the report indicated that longer-term comparisons yielded a 25% decline compared to June 2018, as well as a year-to-date drop of 18%.

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Topics: Press Releases, Used Trucks

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 12, 2019 12:11:07 PM

ACT Research released the July installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Press Releases

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the right call.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, Regulations

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 2, 2019 5:35:00 PM

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20% from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69% from year-ago June’s very tough comparison. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for June, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-July.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Dropped 1% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 8% M/M and 17% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in May was virtually flat, dropping just 1% month-over-month. Longer term, prices were up 10% year-to-date and 6% higher compared to May of 2018, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes fell 8% m/m, 22% y/y, and 17% year-to-date compared to the first five months of 2018. On a month-over-month basis, average mileage dropped 1%, while average age was up 5%.

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Topics: Press Releases, Used Trucks

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