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ACT Names Funmi Ige-Wright Research Director

ACT Research Co. announced Funmi Ige-Wright joined the firm as research director.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Prices Up in December; Sales Slip on Fewer Days

Sternberg International Truck sales lot in Indiana Sternberg International Truck

The average used Class 8 vehicle in December sold for a higher price, had less mileage and was slightly newer compared with a year earlier, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Post Strong Gain in November

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North American Class 8 orders in November reached nearly 33,000 for a 69% year-over-year gain, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
December 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Continue to Rise in October, Post 31.6% Gain

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. CEO David Congdon Old Dominion Freight Line CEO David Congdon drove the carrier's 15,000th Freightliner truck off the line in October. (Freightliner Trucks)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales continued climbing in October, reaching nearly 18,000, WardsAuto.com reported, but other analysts noted that the market is softer and more volatile than is typical at this time of year

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Rise, Prices Stable in July

Sales of used Class 8 trucks improved in July, rising 19% year-over-year and 20% year-to-date, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Analysts Predict Spot Rates Could Soar Once ELD Mandate Goes Into Effect

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When the electronic logging device mandate finally takes effect in December, freight hauling capacity will tighten and spot market rates are likely to rise, according to trucking industry analysts.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
August 25, 2017
Business, Equipment

Demand for Fresh Food Drives Refrigerated Trailer Sales

Refrigerated transportation is booming. Several factors are driving this growth, including federal food-handling standards.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
August 25, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Increase 8.7% in July

Freightliner Cascadia trucks Freightliner

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks rose in July, the first year-over-year gain since November 2015, amid reports carriers have begun expanding fleet size to meet rising demand now or to prepare for expected growth in 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2017
Business, Equipment

Used-Truck Sales Up 17% in June as Inventories of Newer, Cheaper, Lower-Mileage Vehicles Grow

Used trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Sales of used heavy-duty trucks rose 17% in June as the average previously owned Class 8 truck was newer, had fewer miles and cost less than a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Surge 81% in July, Top 18,000

Orders Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 orders rolled on in July, climbing 81% year-over-year in what is typically the slowest order month of the year, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2017

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