Class 8 Heavy-Duty Vehicles

By Jeff Berman · February 4, 2015
FTR’s preliminary data for January showed 35,060 units ordered, which was down from how 2014 ended, with three straight months of 40,000-plus units ordered.
By Jeff Berman · September 10, 2012
Even with the significant sequential gain, FTR said that August represents the second lowest order month for Class 8 trucks since August 2010.
By Jeff Berman · August 6, 2012
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates recently reported that its preliminary data for July Class 8 truck net orders hit its lowest level since August 2010.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2012
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates reported this week that its preliminary data for May Class 8 truck net orders came in at 17,650 units.
By Jeff Berman · April 5, 2012
ACT reported that preliminary net orders in March for heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles in North American markets will come in around 20,000 units, while FTR Associates pegged it at 19,682 units.
By Jeff Berman · March 2, 2012
Data released today from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles indicated that Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for February will come in around 22,500 units.
By LM Staff · February 23, 2012
Data released this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicated that amid an ongoing strong build, a strong and growing order level led to a backlog in January Class 8 truck orders to 125,000 units, representing its highest backlog volume since July 2012.
By Jeff Berman · January 20, 2012
Coming off of November, which saw new orders for Class 8 trucks decline from October, data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, showed that December rebounded in impressive fashion, with the second best order month in six years.
By Jeff Berman · December 21, 2011
Despite decline, ACT says demand is still solid.
By LM Staff · December 8, 2011
Data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, and freight transportation forecasting firm and consultancy FTR Associates indicated that preliminary data for Class 8 trucks in November is down from October.
By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2011
Data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, showed that commercial vehicle orders did fairly well in August in light of the increasing amount of economic turmoil in recent weeks.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2011
According to its preliminary reading of the North American medium and heavy-duty vehicle markets, North American Class 8 orders are projected to hit 20,800 units.
By John D. Schulz · August 18, 2011
Truck fuel mileage standards are rising and, almost certainly, so are rates that shippers pay for trucking freight services.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2011
June brought an end to nine straight months of Class 8 commercial vehicle backlog improvements, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2011
Following nine months of order backlogs for Class 8 trucks, June saw a less than 1 percent decrease, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles. This marked the second consecutive month of slower order activity, according to ACT, with net orders hitting 21,266 units on a non-seasonal basis, which was 9 percent lower than May’s output. This data was featured in ACT’s most recent State of the Industry report.

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