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ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data for December 2020 Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 15, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) rose 11% month-over-month in December, and are 25% higher year-to-date compared to 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 December of 2019, volumes gained 27%.

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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: Preliminary Results Show OEMs Booked 42.5k Net Orders in December to Close a Dramatic Pandemic-Impacted 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 13, 2021 12:45:00 PM

Preliminary information for December indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 42,500 net orders for the month. That was 7% better than November and 140% above year-ago levels. For the full year, estimated net order volume of more than 288k trailers was 40% better than 2019. Final December 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: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, 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: Strong Freight Markets Drive CV Build Rates and Forecasts Higher

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 11, 2021 1:30:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, greater-than-expected build rates in November, the latest available data, continued to apply upward pressure to the forecasts, which resulted in an across-the-board rise in ACT Research’s commercial vehicle demand expectations.

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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 Close 2020 in Near-Record Territory

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 6, 2021 10:12:40 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December were 50,900 units, down 2% from November, but a 153% improvement from year-ago December. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 35,100 units, rose 28% sequentially and 73% compared to last December. That order volume represents a second-best-ever volume, while the Class 8 net order intake marks the fourth highest level in history. Complete industry data for December, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-January.

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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: November Used Truck Metrics Show Average Prices Continued to Climb M/M, with Volumes, Average Miles and Age Down for the Same Time Period

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 24, 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, average miles and average age all declined m/m, down 22%, 2%, and 3%, respectively, compared to October. Longer term, same dealer sales volumes were up 21% year-to-date against the first 11 months of 2019, with average price, miles and age all below November 2019 ytd rates, down 10%, 3%, and 8%, respectively.

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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: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down Sequentially, But Still Solid in November

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM

November net US trailer orders of 39,645 units fell nearly 28% from the previous month, but that followed a two-month order surge and still indicates a solid month. Net orders were up 100% year-over-year and more than 30% ytd compared to the first 11 months of 2019. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 41k units were down 28% versus October, but 94% 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, 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 Remains Strongly Positioned Heading into 2021

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, with the beginning of COVID vaccine distribution, the likelihood of Congressional assistance for those still suffering from COVID’s impact, and healthy freight rates, commercial vehicle demand remains strongly positioned heading 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 Results Show More Than 39k Net Trailer Orders Posted in November

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 16, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Preliminary information for November indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 39,500 net orders for the month. While down 28% from October, November volume was nearly double that seen in the same month last year. The industry has now had six consecutive months with solid year-over-year gains in net orders, and November will likely rank in the industry’s top 10 months. 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: 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: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data for November Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 15, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 20% month-over-month in November, but are 18% higher year-to-date compared to the first 11 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 November of 2019, volumes gained 32%.

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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 Freight Forecast: Freight Market Facing Shortages, Bottlenecks and Imbalances

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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

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