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A federal panel recommends an increase in the fuel tax, the FMCSA adjusts CSA cargo scoring, a lawsuit aims to block CSA 2010 disclosure, a private firm plans to offer driver scorecards to reflect CSA 2010 and many more industry news items are featured.

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ACT sees 27% gain in Class 8 truck building

ACT forecasts that demand will grow the next two years, with production in 2012 exceeding 300,000 units.

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Trailer orders rise in September

Commercial trailer net orders in September were more than double from weak September 2009 volume, ACT Research said.

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Truck orders rise 15% in August

Net orders of Class 8 vehicles increased 42 percent over the three months through August compared to the same period of 2009.

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Trucking firms report upswing

Federal and private research indicates a recent improvement in trucking activity and an upbeat outlook for carriers.

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Report: Class 8 production projected to increase 26%

ACT projects full-year production of Class 8 vehicles will be up 26 percent compared to 2009.

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New truck orders surge 84% in May

ACT reported 13,231 net orders of Class 8 vehicles. Over half of the orders are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter.

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ACT: Trailer orders dip in April

April net orders were 3 percent above the prior year level and year-to-date growth in net orders through April is 72 percent.

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ACT Report: Class 8 truck orders surge in April

Net orders increased 91 percent in April compared with the same month last year, firm said.

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Trailer orders surge in March

Commercial trailer net orders have posted year-over year growth for six consecutive months.

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