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December trailer orders significantly lower than last year

December’s preliminary net trailer orders increased nominally from November, according to ACT Research.

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Class 8 truck orders fall in December

December preliminary North America Class 8 net orders were 26,500 units, falling by 15,000 units from November, ACT Research reports. “After a strong and upside-surprising November, Class 8 orders surprised in the opposite direction in 2023’s last report,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “With the largest seasonal factor of the year, seasonal

ACT Research: Trailer industry concerns shift toward demand

ACT says that November orders, despite the lower numbers, continued to show relatively healthy bookings.

Used Class 8 values reach lowest point since 2021

Used Class 8 average retail sale prices fell 6% month-over-month in November.

ACT Research: Class 8 orders strong, particularly in Mexico

November Class 8 net orders, at 41,732 units, were up 28% year-over-year.

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What recession? And what comes next?

ACT Research’s Kenny Vieth helps us make sense of this year’s trucking market and what could be coming down the road in 2024.

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ACT Research: Used truck prices stabilize in October

The used Class 8 average retail sale price fell 1% month-over-month and 25% year-over-year.

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Trailer orders remain strong, ACT reports

October net orders, at 35,300 units, were 26% higher year-over-year, and 4,000 units more than were booked in September.

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ACT Research: For-Hire Demand Outlook remains soft this winter

Freight demand fundamentals are gradually improving, ACT says.

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Used Class 8 truck prices fell slightly in September; auction prices rose

ACT Research expects lower prices through the end of 2023.

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Trailer industry sees positive year-over-year net order comparisons for the first time in 2023

ACT Research said that caution is still appropriate despite the good news these numbers bring.

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ACT Research: Weak freight fundamentals and declining demand warrant caution ahead

With the 2024 order season opening in September, the Class 8 backlog increased by 8,700 units from August to 161,300 units, and the backlog-to-build ratio increased to 5.5 months, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research. “Order season for 2024 kicks off with mixed conditions across the various Classes 5-8 vehicle end-markets,” said Kenny