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ACT Research: Forecasting Accuracy Top-Notch

COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research, the leading publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the U.S. tractor-trailer market and the China CV market, has earned recognition for its forecasting abilities. In January 2015, the Wall Street Journal invited ACT […]

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ACT Research: Trailer Industry December Orders 2nd Highest in Industry History

COLUMBUS, IN – Nearly 44,000 net orders were posted in December, the second strongest month on record for the trailer industry, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). For total year 2014, net orders were 359,000, up nearly 55% over 2013. “The industry orderboard has […]

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ACT Research: November Class 8 Demand Strong; MD Demand Pulls Back

COLUMBUS, IN – External data indicated continued support for strength in heavy commercial vehicle demand, and Class 8 orders did not disappoint in November, at 40,925 units – the fifth best order month since ACT Research started collecting industry data in the early 1980s. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry […]

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ACT Research: Trailer Industry November Orders 4th Highest in Industry History

COLUMBUS, IN – November trailer orders were just over 36,000 units, up 43% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “The opening months of this order cycle reflect unprecedented strength,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. […]

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ACT Research: China Commercial Vehicle Demand Continues Softening in Q3

COLUMBUS, IN –The pace of growth of China’s economy slowed in Q3’14 from one year ago, declining to 7.3% from 7.8%. For perspective, full-year 2013 real GDP growth was 7.7%, continuing the decline of the past 4 years: 7.8% in 2012, 9.3% in 2011 and 10.4% in 2010. This analysis is from the most recent […]

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ACT Research: October Classes 5-8 Preliminary Orders Second Best Month Ever

COLUMBUS, IN – Demand for commercial vehicles was robust in October as 67,900 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 50% from a year ago. Over the past twelve months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 563,600 units, representing the strongest 12-month period of NA Classes 5-8 order placement since the twelve months […]

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ACT Research: Class 8 Used Truck Volumes and Prices Rise in September

COLUMBUS, IN – Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks rose 6% month over month and 4% year over year in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Year-to-date, sales remain down 4%,” said Steve Tam, Vice President-Commercial Vehicle Sector […]

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ACT Research: Trailer Industry Remains Unabated in September

COLUMBUS, IN – September saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, with 32,194 net orders placed, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “The pace of orders continues to amaze,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research […]

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ACT Research: September was a Good Month for Commercial Vehicle Demand

COLUMBUS, IN – Medium and heavy duty classes 5-8 orders were at healthy levels again in September. Total net orders for Class 8 were 24,842 units, up 31% year over year. Classes 5-7 net orders, at 19,486, rose to their third strongest level since early 2008. These results were published in the latest State of […]

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ACT Research: Class 5-8 Demand Healthy in September

COLUMBUS, IN –Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in September as 43,300 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 21% from a year ago and basically unchanged since August. Over the past twelve months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 540,000 units. That cumulative order volume represents the strongest 12-month period of NA […]

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ACT Research: August Class 8 Used Truck Sales Volume Slows

COLUMBUS, IN – Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks fell 10% month over month and 6% year over year in August, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Year-to-date, sales remain down 5%,” said Steve Tam, Vice President-Commercial Vehicle Sector […]

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ACT Research: Trailer Industry Remains Strong in August

COLUMBUS, IN – August saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Both new and net orders posted gains of 30% month over month in August, said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis […]

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ACT Research: Conditions Remained Favorable in Q3 for Commercial Vehicle Demand

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 orders continued in above-expectations mode in August. Total net orders were 25,363 units. Classes 5-7 net orders rose to a four-month high of 18,012. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8 […]

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ACT Research: NG Reality Check: Moving from Infancy to Adolescence

COLUMBUS, IN –With the natural gas powered vehicle market moving from infancy to adolescence, ACT Research has released the results of its updated research on U.S. Natural Gas transportation fuel trends in the heavy duty truck market. Additionally, the report details the impact of today’s trucker-favored market, in which focus is placed more on acquiring […]

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ACT Research: Class Preliminary 8 Net Orders Strong in a Historically Weak Month

COLUMBUS, IN – Demand for commercial vehicles remained at healthy levels in July as 45,400 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked. In the ten months since the start of stronger orders last October, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have been booked at an average of 45,200 units per month. Annualized, that represents a total […]

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ACT Research: HD and MD Orders Continue Strong in July: 2014 Shaping Up to be Best of Cycle

COLUMBUS, IN – For the second month in a row, Class 8 orders surprised on the high side in July, with net orders of 30,103. Classes 5-7 net orders also posted a gain in July, coming in at 15,834 units. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by […]

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ACT Research: June Volumes of Used Trucks Jump 10% M/M

June Volumes of Used Trucks Jump 10% M/M COLUMBUS, IN – The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in June rose 10% above May’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “June’s performance was a little counterintuitive, given that sales […]

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ACT Research: Trailer Net Orders Up 45% for First Half of 2014

Trailer Net Orders Up 45% for First Half of 2014 COLUMBUS, IN – June net orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year. Year-to-date net orders of 156k are up 45% over the same period last year. This information was included in the most recent State of the […]

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ACT Research: June HD Orders Up, MD Orders Down, but Fundamentals Solid

June HD Orders Up, MD Orders Down, but Fundamentals Solid COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 orders in June surprised on the high side after a solid May. Total net orders were 26,729 units. Classes 5-7 net orders declined for the second consecutive month, coming in at 15,055 units. These results were published in the latest […]

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ACT Research: June Classes 5-8 Preliminary Net Orders Healthy

COLUMBUS, IN – Demand for commercial vehicles remained at healthy levels in June as 41,300 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked (44.8k SA). Since the start of the period of stronger orders last October, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have been booked at a 541,900 unit annual rate (529k SAAR). “With seasonal tendencies dampening […]

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