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Economic downturn could be less severe according to latest data

Data from ACT Research reports the potential for limited interest rate increases.

December Class 8 intake caps off a robust final four months

At 30,300 units, December Class 8 orders show a positive progression moving into the new year.

Used Class 8 retail sales dropped 19% in November

Longer term, average price and miles were higher y/y, with age up 7% y/y.

Amid loose market balance, carriers start tapping the brakes on capacity

Volumes softened to the lowest levels seen since March and April of 2020.

Chinese CV market demand maintained a sharp decline in Q3’22

Freight hauling and specialty trucks saw their market shares decrease.

November Class 8 truck orders slightly restrained, but still resilient

Class 8 truck builds exceed plans.

Preliminary November net trailer orders strong

Final November results were made available in December. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/-5% of the final order tally.

OEMs should expect good Class 8 visibility in 2023

Class 8 orders surge along with year-end demand

Strong November Class 8 orders likely pushed backlog higher

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in November were 33,000 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 21,400 units. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-December. Regarding the strength in Class 8 orders, Eric Crawford, vice president and senior analyst, ACT, shared, “OEMs having

CV Powertrain initiatives keep rolling against economic slump

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the commercial vehicle (CV) industry continues to invest in new powertrain initiatives and lower carbon emissions from CV fleets despite an unfavorable economic outlook. When asked about the US economic outlook, Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst,

Used Class 8 retail sales fell in October

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 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were down 19% m/m. Average mileage was flat, with average price down 2% and age up 5%, m/m. Longer term, average price and miles were higher y/y, with

October data show US trailer orders continue to rush in

October net US trailer orders of 47,860 units were 83% higher compared to last month, +57% on a seasonally-adjusted basis, and 171% above the year-ago October level, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report. “Discussions across the past month indicate trailer OEM business conditions, including 2023 demand, material/component supply