Market Stats en Final net trailer orders up 56% in June: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final June net trailer orders at 18,900 units, rebounding from May with a m/m improvement of 12% and a 58% increase over June 2016 orders.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:45:00 +0000 63411 at Dry van growth drives June preliminary trailer orders to 20,375: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT&rsquo;s preliminary estimate for June net trailer orders is 20,375 units, driven by a 125% increase in dry vans, according to ACT. The total number is up more than 50% year-over-year. Final June volume will be available later this month.</p> <p>&ldquo;Net orders have now grown y/y for the last seven consecutive months. Orders continue to track above expectations, as fleets continue on a positive investment path after last fall&rsquo;s lackluster order season kick-off,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, ACT&rsquo;s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:17:00 +0000 63391 at Preliminary Class 5-8 Orders Up 37% in June: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Preliminary North American Class 5-8 net orders rose over 37% year-over-year in June to a seasonally adjusted 43,000 units, according to ACT Research.</p> <p>For all of Q2, and sticking with seasonally adjusted figures, NA Class 5-7 net orders totaled 126,550 units/506k SAAR, an increase of 28% from the comparable quarter in 2016, but down 6.5% from Q1 2017 order rate.</p> <p>Class 8 orders rebounded to 18,100 in June, adding 1,200 units from May.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:44:00 +0000 63181 at Class 8 Orders Up 38% in June: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for June at 17,600 units, a month-over-month improvement of 7% and 38% better than a year ago.&nbsp;</p> <p>Class 8 orders had surprisingly retreated in May, but June&rsquo;s bounceback activity is more in line with expectations.&nbsp; It is assumed that most of the June orders are for Q4 delivery, enabling the OEMs to maintain their current build rates throughout the year. This would result in full-year numbers in line with FTR&rsquo;s 2017 forecast.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:39:00 +0000 63171 at Trucks and trucking news: E-commerce, automation, advanced safety systems <div class="node-body article-body">From our corporate cousins over at, here’s a sampling of the week’s headlines from the trucking industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies Market Stats News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:57:00 +0000 62981 at <p>During a ride and drive event held in the shadow of New York City&rsquo;s Citi Field, Isuzu showed off its brand-new Class 6 FTR medium-duty cabover truck model, which the company believes is positioned perfectly to benefit from e-commerce driven growth in the delivery of goods to residential areas.</p> Industrial expansion ‘still going strong,’ ISA June report shows <div class="node-body article-body">The June ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that manufacturers and distributors experienced continued economic expansion in May.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:25:00 +0000 62771 at <p>As opposed to April, when all three Indexes dropped, in May all three rose&mdash;ISM&rsquo;s PMI from 54.8 to 54.9, ISA&rsquo;s Manufacturers Index from 58.0 to 66.0 and the ISA&rsquo;s Distributor Index rose from 58.5 to 69.9. Thus, it appears that the economic expansion seems to be picking up some steam, says the June Economic Indicator Report.</p> Industrial Supply Association ACT: Dry vans, reefers boost May trailer production <div class="node-body article-body">Facilitated by the additional build days, total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year, according to the final tally by ACT Research.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 62741 at Truck tonnage ‘snapped back’ in May, ATA reports <div class="node-body article-body">American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:58:00 +0000 62701 at FTR: Freight growth drives spot market surge, trucking improvement <div class="node-body article-body">FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) bounced back to a reading of 7.03 in April, up more than four points from March. As detailed in the June issue of the Trucking Update, FTR expects industry conditions to improve despite current year-over-year weakness in contract pricing. Freight demand is moving higher as the industrial sector continues to improve with capacity tightening. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:25:00 +0000 62671 at FTR graphic ACT: Fleet equipment-buy plans strong in second quarter <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The latest release of <a href="">ACT</a>&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">For-Hire Trucking Index</a> indicated that May&rsquo;s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:35:00 +0000 62661 at