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Tag: ACT

Heavy & Medium Duty At Three-Month High, Up 27% from Last Year

Heavy & Medium Duty At Three-Month High, Up 27% from Last Year

| October 5, 2017

North American medium duty & heavy duty Classes 5-8 net orders improved to a three-month high in September, and hit a 27-month high when seasonally adjusted. Preliminary medium duty and heavy duty net orders were 43,500 units in September, up 27% year over year. Seasonally adjusted, orders rose 8.7% month over month to 46,500 units,” […]

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Trailer Orders Up 43% from July 2016, Down from June

Trailer Orders Up 43% from July 2016, Down from June

| August 16, 2017

Preliminary estimates from ACT Research indicate that the trailer manufacturing industry recorded 14,450 July orders for trailer units “We saw continued strong year-over-year net order performance last month. As has been the pattern, solid dry van commitments helped lead the total industry, with significant year-over-year gains in flatbed trailers occurring as well,” said Frank Maly, […]

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HD Vehicle Demand Up in China

HD Vehicle Demand Up in China

| March 16, 2017

Domestic demand in China for heavy duty (HD) trucks increased significantly in Q4 of 2016, rising nearly 36%, albeit slower than Q3’s 51% year-over-year expansion, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC).  “Coupled with improvement in market demand, the levelling-out of China’s […]

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January Trailer Orders Up Year-over-Year

January Trailer Orders Up Year-over-Year

| February 22, 2017

The industry closed the first month of the year with orders up 92% year-over-year, however volume was still off 6% sequentially, as total net orders approached 33,000 units.  Seasonal adjustment made January the best order month in the past fixteen.   “While 2017 order season timing has lagged, recent order activity indicates a substantive, positive change […]

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Freight Capacity Creation Rolls Strong in Latest Report

Freight Capacity Creation Rolls Strong in Latest Report

| February 15, 2017

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the freight component of the index rising faster than the capacity component, boosting the spread to a level not seen since early 2014. The data suggests that the process of rebalancing capacity that started in the second half of 2016 accelerated in early 2017. “Hopefully, January’s […]

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November Trailer Orders Jump Up 70% from October Level, Lag 2015

November Trailer Orders Jump Up 70% from October Level, Lag 2015

| December 20, 2016

Preliminary net trailer orders for November stand at 36,300 units, up more than 70% from October, but still lag the same month in 2015. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in November, as the industry entered the core of its order season. Order volume was the highest of the year, and the best since last November. […]

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