ACT Research Co.

ACT: Used truck sales rise

Despite the June gain, used sales are 6 percent behind last year’s pace.

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June truck orders stay strong

North American Class 8 truck orders are projected at 21,200 units, the 8th straight month above 20,000.

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ACT: Used truck sales, trailer orders drop

Used truck sales dropped about 15 percent in May from April, due to a lack of available inventory.

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ACT: Truck, trailer backlogs soar

The North American Class 8 truck order backlog has risen to more than 126,000 units, a 55-month high.

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Class 8 truck orders surge in April

Net orders for North American markets climbed to 38,200 units in April, a 158 percent increase from a year earlier, ACT Research said.

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Used Class 8 prices rise 6% in March

ACT Research said the average used truck price in March was $38,516 for sales in all channels.

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Trailer orders rise in March

ACT noted that shipments for the first quarter of 2011 were more than double compared with the same quarter last year.

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Trailer orders up in February

Net orders of commercial trailers rose 25 percent to 21,990 in February from January, ACT Research said.

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