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ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Down M/M and Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 3, 2020 6:20:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 14,100 units, down 18% from January and 16% lower than an easy year-ago comparison. February’s Classes 5-7 net orders rose to an 11-month high 22,200 units, up 12% from January, but down 12% from a very strong year-ago comparison. Complete industry data for February, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-March.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, truck freight rates, demand planning, last mile delivery, freight rates, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Open 2020 Up Sequentially, but Down Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 26, 2020 2:19:13 PM

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 improved 4% month-over-month in January, but longer-term sales were down 1% year-over-year compared to January 2019. The report also indicated that used Class 8 average price started 2020 up 7% month-over-month, with average miles dropping 4% sequentially and average age down 2% compared to the last month of 2019. Longer term, average price, miles, and age were all below January 2019, shedding 11%, 1%, and 4%, respectively.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, 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, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Lower Demand and Supply Chain Disruptions

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the US trailer industry is facing lower demand and supply chain disruptions that could lead to a “catch-22.”

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, TrailerComponents, supply chain, 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 Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 21, 2020 9:34:41 AM

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) increased 6% month-over-month in 2020’s first month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research, but longer-term, volumes dropped 4% compared to January of 2019.

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Topics: freight, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Opened 2020 Down 15% Sequentially and 28% Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM

New US trailer orders of 16.8k were down 9% month-over-month in January, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 15.0k dropped 15%. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 28% 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, 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: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 18, 2020 6:30:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventories rose 3,400 units month-over-month in January, as production outpaced expectedly weak sales.

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Topics: logistics, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors Starting to Mend

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 10, 2020 3:06:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, at 128 months, the current US economic expansion is the longest on record, surpassing the previous cycle record (1992-2001) by eight months and counting. And with solid consumer fundamentals, no obvious imbalances, and already having weathered the manufacturing downturn to date, it is harder to see a recession now than it was six months ago.

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Topics: freight, logistics, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors of Economy Starting to Mend

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that freight-generating sectors of the US economy are on the cusp of transitioning from contraction to growth, aligning with freight cycles of the past, which typically last around two years.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, 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

ACT Research: TL Contract Rates Down, LTL Revenue Growth Dropped in Q3’19

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 24, 2020 4:28:59 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, truckload contract rates turned negative in Q3’19, down 2% year-over-year, and loaded miles per tractor fell 5% in the same time period. In Q3’19, less-than-truckload revenue growth, net fuel, also turned negative, falling 1.6% year-over-year.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, class 8 trucks, 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

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip Amid Strong Holiday Freight

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 22, 2020 1:18:43 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with December data, showed improvement in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 55.5 and 52.3 respective diffusion index readings, both up four points from November on a seasonally adjusted basis. But even as for-hire capacity contracted again, the Freight Rates Index slid to 48.7 in December.

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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

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