ACT Research Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
ACT Research notes significant drop in U.S. trailer orders for May

May net trailer orders fell about 46% y/y, while ytd net order activity is down 25% from the same period in 2023.

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Used Class 8 truck sales drop 1.5% amid weaker freight market

In addition to the slight drop in m/m sales, ACT noted a 15% drop in used Class 8 pricing, y/y.

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Class 8 used truck sales beat expectations with 7.4% jump in May

Based on a soft freight environment, flat freight rates and elevated borrowing costs, ACT Research was expecting to see a roughly 6% decline.

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ACT Research expects high 2024 Class 8 truck inventory due to overcapacity

“The uptick in 2024 expectations into worsening conditions is a coin toss.” – Kenny Vieth, ACT Research president and senior analyst.

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ACT Research: Preliminary May Class 8 orders beat expectations

Early data shows Class 8 orders climbed considerably both m/m and y/y, but ACT it’s a slightly different story for Classes 5-7.

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ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 orders down in April

While the drop from March was seasonally expected, ACT Research says April orders are up 30% from the same time last year.

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ACT Research: March net trailer orders fell

The company believes trailer demand in Q1 2024 was challenged by limited capex and impending EPA regulations.

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ACT Research numbers: Heavy-duty down, medium-duty up

ACT says after a year of unexpected growth, March orders may finally indicate a slowdown in capacity additions.

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ACT Research predicts ‘year of transition’ as trailer orders fall in March

ACT says while softer order activity still meets expectations, net orders remain challenged by weak profitability for for-hire truckers.

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ACT Research data shows Class 8 order surge paused

At a seasonally adjusted 17,100 units, March marks the first month since May 2023 for seasonally adjusted activity below 20,000 units.

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ACT Research trailer report finds carriers with ‘reduced willingness to invest in equipment’

ACT Research says limited capex and companies saving money to meet EPA regulations are currently weighing on trailer demand.

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ACT Research: Freight capacity decline likely to continue

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index reflects the slowly progressing freight market recovery.

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