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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Freight demand fundamentals are gradually improving, ACT says.

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

ACT Research expects lower prices through the end of 2023.

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.

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