Truck Stats http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en ACT Research: Trailer orders break record in October http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-research-trailer-orders-break-record-october <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last month was a very good one for makers of commercial trailers as the 47,810 net orders placed amounted to &nbsp;&ldquo;record demand,&rdquo; per the latest &ldquo;State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers&rdquo; report &nbsp;published by <a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research Co. (ACT).</a></p> <p>&ldquo;October net orders were up more than 90% year over year,&rdquo; pointed out Frank Maly, ACT&rsquo;s director &ndash; CV Transportation Analysis &amp; Research. As for year-to-date, he said net orders are up 57%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-research-trailer-orders-break-record-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-research-trailer-orders-break-record-october#comments News Truck Stats Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:51:00 +0000 143421 at http://fleetowner.com WardsAuto: New truck sales continue to mount http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-new-truck-sales-continue-mount <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks remain on a tear, according to <em>WardsAuto</em>. <a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-sales-medium-heavy-trucks-rise-162">Sales rose 16.2% in October, marking the 14th month in a row the numbers added up to a year-over-year increase.</a></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-new-truck-sales-continue-mount" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-new-truck-sales-continue-mount#comments News Truck Stats Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:20:00 +0000 142681 at http://fleetowner.com IHS: Both fleet age and truck demand on the rise http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/ihs-both-fleet-age-and-truck-demand-rise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Even as the strengthening economy keeps driving up demand for both new and used trucks, the average age of fleet vehicles continues to trend up, according to Gary Meteer, director of commercial vehicle solutions for <a href="http://www.ihs.com/automotive">IHS Automotive</a>, which provides research and analysis services.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/ihs-both-fleet-age-and-truck-demand-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/ihs-both-fleet-age-and-truck-demand-rise#comments Fleet Management News Truck Stats Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:21:00 +0000 141801 at http://fleetowner.com Trailer market on the high road into 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-market-high-road-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. &nbsp;Presenting next year&rsquo;s trailer outlook here at the <a href="http://www.ftrconference.com/wp/">FTR Transportation Conference</a>, Don Ake, vp-- Commercial Vehicles for <a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/index.php">FTR</a>, began by detailing how hot the market is right now.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The trailer market in 2014 is very strong,&rdquo; he stated, &ldquo;with market growth the result of both fleet expansion [to add capacity] and pent-up demand [to replace aging equipment</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-market-high-road-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-market-high-road-2015#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Truck Stats Silver Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:51:00 +0000 136491 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking overcomes modest economic growth http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-overcomes-modest-economic-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. Barring unforeseeable events, it appears pretty solid that the U.S. economy-- and freight along with it-- will head through 2015 at roughly the same level of positive, if modest, &nbsp;growth witnessed so far this year.</p> <p>That&#39;s the upshot of the many economic indicators and indices as well as freight-specific risk factors discussed by economists and analysts here during the first day of the annual <a href="http://www.ftrconference.com/wp/">FTR Transportation Conference</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-overcomes-modest-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-overcomes-modest-economic-growth#comments Fleet Management News Truck Stats Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:38:00 +0000 136391 at http://fleetowner.com <p><a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/">FTR</a> president Eric Starks (left) helping kick off the research and forecasting firm&#39;s transportation conference, being held this week at historic Union Station in Indianapolis.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> FTR, Internet Truckstop team up to offer new data-rich solutions http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-internet-truckstop-team-offer-new-data-rich-solutions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. <a href="http://ftrintel.com/">FTR</a> and <a href="http://www.truckstop.com/">Internet Truckstop</a> announced that they have formed a &ldquo;strategic industry partnership&rdquo; here tonight at the outset of <a href="http://www.ftrconference.com/wp/">FTR&rsquo;s Annual Transportation Conference.</a></p> <p>Executives with the two firms explained that ,by working together, they will produce new business tools that will bring &ldquo;unprecedented market analysis and specificity for both the contract and spot freight segments by region and by trailer type.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-internet-truckstop-team-offer-new-data-rich-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-internet-truckstop-team-offer-new-data-rich-solutions#comments Fleet Management News Technology Truck Stats Silver Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:39:00 +0000 136291 at http://fleetowner.com ACT: Class 8 orders still ‘atypically robust’ http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-class-8-orders-still-atypically-robust <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research (ACT)</a> has reported that &ldquo;demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in August&rdquo; as 43,100 total North American Class 5 to 8 truck orders were booked.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-class-8-orders-still-atypically-robust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-class-8-orders-still-atypically-robust#comments News Truck Stats Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:35:00 +0000 135741 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar scores ‘important financial milestone’ http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/navistar-scores-important-financial-milestone <div class="field-deck"> OEM declares 3Q results show “foundation of our business has improved dramatically” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While plainly stating what it must further accomplish, <a href="http://www.navistar.com/navistar/">Navistar International Corp.</a> (NYSE: <a href="http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/NAV">NAV</a>) also had some solidly positive news to relay in its Q3 earnings report.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/navistar-scores-important-financial-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/navistar-scores-important-financial-milestone#comments Equipment News Truck Stats Silver Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 135641 at http://fleetowner.com WardsAuto: Class 8 sales rose 17.8% in July http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-class-8-sales-rose-178-july <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks climbed 15.7% in July compared with year-ago, as deliveries hit 35,966 units, <a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-class-8-trucks-178-july"><em>WardsAuto.com</em> reported today.</a></p> <p>Wards&rsquo; data shows that nearly all Class 8 brands &ldquo;enjoyed double-digit gains as their sales jumped 17.8% to 18,793 units, compared with 15,340 year-ago,&rdquo; according to a news story posted by <a href="http://wardsauto.com/author/paul-zajac">Paul Zajac</a>, industry data manager for Wards&#39; Information Products.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-class-8-sales-rose-178-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-class-8-sales-rose-178-july#comments News Truck Stats Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:50:00 +0000 133651 at http://fleetowner.com TBB, ACT reports signal used-truck market strength http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tbb-act-reports-signal-used-truck-market-strength <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="719"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:479px;height:186px;"> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="width:479px;height:186px;"> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="width:479px;height:25px;"> <p>Used-truck prices in this year&rsquo;s second quarter remained higher than those recorded for the first quarter, per the <a href="http://images.link.penton3.com/We</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tbb-act-reports-signal-used-truck-market-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tbb-act-reports-signal-used-truck-market-strength#comments Fleet Management News Truck Stats Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 132051 at http://fleetowner.com