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Trailer net orders up 45% for first half of 2014

June net orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year. Year-to-date net orders of 156,000 are up 45% over the same period last year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. “Strength in June came from

June heavy-duty orders up, medium-duty orders down

ACT Research reported that Class 8 orders in June surprised on the high side after a solid May. Total net orders were 26,729 units. Classes 5-7 net orders declined for the second consecutive month, coming in at 15,055 units. “Since the summer usually sees a lull in order placement, having Class 8 net orders approach

FTR: May Class 8 truck orders were strong

FTR has released preliminary data showing May 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 25,605 units, a 14% year-over-year increase and the strongest May since 2006. The company also reported that Class 8 orders have now had 16 consecutive months with year-over-year increases. Class 8 orders for the latest six month period through

FTR Shippers Conditions Index continues to reflect tight capacity

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for March was basically unchanged from February at a reading of -8.7. The negative level of the SCI reflects extremely tight capacity available to haul goods. FTR currently expects the tight environment for shippers to moderate slightly in the coming months unless freight growth picks up as a result of

FTR Shippers Conditions Index continues to reflect tight capacity
New and used truck sales are up

ACT Research reported that used Class 8 trucks sales rose in March, 8% above February’s volume. According to Steve Tam, vice president-commercial vehicle sector with ACT, “The volume gain was expected, since sales usually gain through March or April before slowing for the summer months.” Healthy used truck sales have usually been a reliable indicator

Commercial Vehicle Demand is strong class 8
Stertil-Koni announces record sales in heavy-duty vehicle lifts

Stertil-Koni has announced that the company achieved record results in heavy-duty vehicle lifts sales for the full year 2013. The announcement was made by the company’s president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, at Stertil-Koni’s 18th Annual Distributor Meeting, held May 4-7 in Orlando, Fla. According to Dr. DellAmore, “In the increasingly competitive marketplace of heavy-duty vehicle lifting

Record sales of lifts at Stertil-Koni USA distributor meeting 2014
FTR reports April Class 8 orders tempered from hot pace of previous months

FTR has released preliminary data showing April 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,115, 11% below March results. While orders tempered in April 2014 from the torrid pace set in the previous four months, they were 5% above a year ago, continuing the year-over-year positive comparisons for a fifteenth consecutive month. Class

Class 8 truck orders April 2014
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reflects stressed supply conditions

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) in March rose more than one point to a reading of 8.69, reflecting the extremely tight capacity in the Truckload sector. There is a possibility for some relief of the tight truckload capacity over the next few months if freight growth slows as expected in the second quarter, the company

ACT Research: April Classes 5-8 preliminary orders 10th best month in eight years

April North American Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,800 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 24,400 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month, reported ACT Research, a publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market. “Total

Total North American Classes 5-8 orders totaled 42,200 units in April.
Trucking industry sees $9.2 billion in congestion costs for 2013

Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, utilized motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion

Rush Enterprises reports ‘solid financial performance’ in Q1 2014

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced results for quarter one of 2014, ending March 31, 2014. The company’s net income was $12 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared with net income of $13.5 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in the quarter ended March 31, 2013. “We are proud of the company’s solid financial performance this

Solid quotes lead to healthy January trailer orders

Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year over year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Seven of the ten trailer categories had y/y growth in January,” said Frank Maly, director – commercial vehicle (CV) transportation analysis and research