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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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ACT Research: May Volumes of Used Trucks Down 12% M/M

May Volumes of Used Trucks Down 12% M/M COLUMBUS, IN – The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in May dropped 12% below April’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “The volume drop was expected, since sales usually slow […]

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ACT Research: May Trailer Net Orders Up 52% Year over Year

COLUMBUS, IN – The trailer industry booked 22,300 net orders in May according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “May net orders rose 52% year over year,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. “Backlog, build, inventory and shipments were […]

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ACT Research: HD Orders Rebound in May

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 orders rebounded in May after falling below expectations in April. Conversely, Classes 5-7 net orders pulled back sharply from April’s stellar performance. 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 vehicles for […]

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ACT Research: April Trailer Orders Close a Strong Order Season

COLUMBUS, IN – The October to April trailer industry order season gained 25% over the 2012-2013 season according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Most of the strength came from dry and reefer vans. “April net orders of 26,390 rose 20% year over year,” said […]

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