ACT Research


Used Class 8 Demand in March Remains Strong

Used truck lot A used truck lot. In March, demand was strong for used Class 8 trucks, but inventory was lacking. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The market for used Class 8s in March continued to butt heads with a lack of inventory amid still-strong demand. Sales slipped, and prices rose.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Rocket to Nearly 17,000 in February

Freightliner Cascadia DTNA’s Freightliner brand sold a leading 6,310 heavy-duty trucks, up 46.4% from a year earlier and good for a 37.8% market share. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks shot up 49% in February to nearly 17,000 units as all but one truck maker posted high double-digit gains.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

September Trailer Orders Improve 76% Year-Over-Year

Stoughton Trailers manufacturing plant Stoughton Trailers via YouTube

Strength in dry vans pushed U.S. trailer orders in September to near 23,000, up 76% from a year earlier, ACT Research reported.

Transport Topics
October 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Orders Top 21,000, Foreshadow Production Gains in 2018

Volvo plant Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 Orders in August improved 49% year-over-year and pushed past 21,000, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2017

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index Jumps 20 Points

Trucks on an Indiana highway Indiana Toll Road

ACT Research Co. reported its for-hire trucking index in July rose for the seventh consecutive month to 57.1, up 20 points from a year earlier.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2017

Demand for Class 8 Trucks Rose in June, ACT Says

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

June marked the second time this year and only the fourth time in 19 months that demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than the supply, ACT Research Co. reported, citing its most recent for-hire trucking index.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2016

May Truck Orders Fall 23% as Open Production Slots Dwindle

Mack Trucks

New heavy-duty truck orders declined in May for a third straight month as the number of available 2015 production slots continued to shrink, ACT Research reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 3, 2015

February Truck Orders Increase 7%

TT File Photo

February Class 8 truck orders rose 7% from a year ago to 31,200, ACT Research Co. reported.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
March 4, 2015