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ACT Research: Rapid Freight Rate Improvement Contributes to Spike in June NA Class 8 Net Orders

ACT Research: Severe Setback for China’s CV Markets in Q1, Some Segments to Improve in Q2

ACT Research: May Used Truck Metrics Show Volumes and Age Down M/M, Price and Miles Up

ACT Research: US Economy Better Than A Month Ago, CV Industry Looking Toward Recovery

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impact Continues, But Improvement Showing in Data

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: May’s Rebounds to Neutral Territory Are Marked Improvement from April’s “Worst Readings” In History

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Record Significant Sequential Improvement in May, But 71% Lower Y/Y

ACT Research: May CV Data Showing Pandemic’s Mark

Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Accelerates, But Latent Capacity Puts Rate Rebound At Risk

ACT Research: May Data Show Depth of Supply Chain Disruption in CV Industry

ACT Research: CV Production Falls, Demand For Engines Muted In Tandem

ACT Research: Post-COVID-19 Restarts

ACT Research: April Used Truck Metrics Show Volumes, Price and Miles Down M/M, Age Up

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impact Most Severe Now, Potential for Recovery Starting to Emerge

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 97% Sequentially in April, -99% Y/Y

ACT Research: April CV Data Showing Full COVID-19 Impact, Data Lowest in Decades

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer April Preliminary Net Orders of 250 Trailers, as Fleets Dramatically Reduce Investment Plans

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Massive Retrenchment in Production Levels

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Beginning for the Trucking Cycle

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Contracted M/M and Y/Y in April, but Remained Positive YTD

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impact on Global Economies and CV Demand Predicted Through 2021

Trailer Components & Raw Materials Forecast Report

N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales

N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country

ACT Research: Preliminary April Order Intake Data Shows MD Demand Holding Better Than HD

ACT Research: COVID-19’s Negative Impact on Trucking Deepens with April Order Intake Data

ACT Research: COVID-19’s IMPACT OF SHUTDOWNS AND RESTARTS

ACT Research: March Used Truck Metrics Flat M/M; Sales Rose YTD, While Average Price, Miles and Age Fell Longer-Term

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets, but What’s Next?

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Rose 29% YTD 2020 through February, but Amid COVID-19 Impact NG Forecasts Are Being Cut

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip Further, Volumes Lowest in Survey’s 10-Year History

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 43% Sequentially in March, -51% Y/Y

ACT Research: March CV Data Transitional, Full COVID-19 Impact Still Not Visible in Data

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Contracted M/M in March, but Remained Positive Y/Y and YTD

ACT Research: COVID-19 Grip Remains Tight on Global Economies and CV Demand

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

ACT Research: COVID-19 CHANGING CV MARKET FORECASTING ASSUMPTIONS

ACT Research: Evidence of COVID-19 Apparent in Preliminary March CV Order Intake Data

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets, but Quantifying Data Not Yet Available

ACT Research: February Used Truck Sales Rise M/M and Y/Y

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 15% Sequentially in February, -45% Y/Y

ACT Research: Severe Setback Expected for China’s CV Markets in Q1

ACT Research: COVID-19 Little Impact on February CV Data, Future...

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M

ACT Research: Upcoming Emission Regulations to Benefit Smaller Engines

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts NA CV Markets

ACT Research: Regulations Impact US Commercial Vehicle Market

ACT Research: Too Much Capacity Challenging Heavy Truck Market

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Down M/M and Y/Y

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip, Even as Volumes Improve

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Open 2020 Up Sequentially, but Down Y/Y

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Lower Demand and Supply Chain Disruptions

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Opened 2020 Down 15% Sequentially and 28% Y/Y

ACT Research: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January

ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors Starting to Mend

ACT Research: Medium Duty Orders Have Shown Resilience Recently

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Down M/M, Up Y/Y

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Rose 20% YTD 2019 through November

ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors of Economy Starting to Mend

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Close 2019 Down 15%, Despite December’s 7% Sequential Rally

ACT Research: TL Contract Rates Down, LTL Revenue Growth Dropped in Q3’19

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip Amid Strong Holiday Freight

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Closed 2019 Down 51% vs Full-Year 2018

ACT Research: Recession Depends on the Definition: US Economy Poised for 1.8% Expansion

ACT Research: December 2019 Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 13% M/M and 37% Lower Y/Y; Full-Year 2019 Less than Half of 2018 Volume

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes and Prices Rise M/M

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Achieves 98% Accuracy Truckload Spot Rate Forecasting in 2019

ACT Research: Class 8 Cyclicality Alive and Well, Including Regulatory Impacts

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Rose in December

ACT Research: Three Components Drive ACT Research Forecast Cuts to CV Demand through 2021

ACT Research: Tough Times Coming in 2020 for Class 8 Market

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Utilization Shifts into Reverse in November

ACT Research: Commercial Electric Vehicle Study 2020

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Return to Trend and Are Down 16% YTD

ACT Research: Structural Changes Continue to Exert Pressure on China’s CV Markets

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 38% M/M, 56% Y/Y and 52% YTD

ACT Research: Medium and Heavy-Duty Markets Expecting Tougher Conditions in 2020

ACT Research: Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 39% M/M and 56% Y/Y, 52% Lower YTD

ACT Research: Likelihood of Heavy Vehicle Market Recovery in 2021 Tempered

Freight Forecast: Lowering Truckload Spot Rate Forecasts on Freight Demand; What Could Drive Rates Up in 2020?

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

ACT Research: Preliminary Classes 5-8 Order Intake Failed to Sustain in November

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Bottoming Process Underway?

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Jumped 43% M/M, but YTD Are Down 17%

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 71% M/M, but Down 42% Y/Y and 52% YTD

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Spike M/M, As Prices Fall, Miles Rise and Age Is Unchanged

ACT Research: Carriers Add Capacity, While US Industrial Downturn Deepens

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Pendulum Has Shifted to “Advantage Fleets”

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Preliminary Net Orders Surge 71% M/M in October, but Were Off 42% Y/Y and Down 52% YTD

ACT Research: Main Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Remains the Trade War with China; Key Driver of Growth Is US Consumer

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Anticipating Accelerating Pullback in Build Rates

ACT Research Freight Forecast: TL Contract Rates Turn Lower with More to Go

ACT Research: NA Medium Duty Demand Slowed, while Class 8 Order Intake Improved in October

Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, but Up 13% Y/Y and 27% YTD in August

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Dropped 18% Y/Y, with Prices Decreasing and Miles and Age on the Rise

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 73% M/M, but Down 68% Y/Y and 54% YTD

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Bottoming Process Underway?

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China Commercial Vehicle Outlook

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD

ACT Research: Leading Indicators Point to Downturn as Retail Truck Sales Surge; Worst Scenarios for HD Vehicle Demand Remain Unlikely

N.A. On-Highway Commercial Engine Outlook

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Preliminary Net Orders Surged 75% M/M in September, but Were Off 68% Y/Y and Down 54% YTD

ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China; Key Driver of Growth Is US Consumer

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Up-Cycle Running Out of Steam

North America Classes 5-7 Bus Markets

Transportation Digest

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Spot Pressure to Persist on More Capacity Additions

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ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Heading for a Market Correction in 2020

ACT Research: NA Medium Duty Demand Slowed, while Class 8 Order Intake Improved in September

ACT Research: Class 8 Market Moving into Significant Correction Next Year

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Markets Continue to Decelerate

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Conditions Return to Trend in August

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fell 1% Y/Y and Sales Dropped 19%

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 2% M/M, but Down 72% Y/Y and 51% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Market

U.S. Trailer Market Report

ACT Research: August 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders Up Fractionally from July as OEMs post 10,500 Units for the Month but Trail Last Year by more than 72%

ACT Research: U.S. Used Truck Market

ACT Research: Freight Markets Still Weak, Data Still Trending Negative

ACT Research: Medium Duty Truck Market

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD

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ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China, But Consumers Are Driving Near to Mid-Term Economic Outlook

ACT Research: Class 8 Review

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Conditions Continue to Deteriorate

ACT Research: It was fun while it lasted, but now it's getting a little scary.

U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Pre-Ship Provides Respite from Freight Downturn

North America Classes 5-8 Vehicles Report and Database

Sam Kahan Honored with Lawrence R. Klein Award for Most Accurate Economic Forecasts

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rebound in August

Transportation Transparency: Freight Rates , Volume and Forecasting

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Heading for a Market Correction in 2020

ACT Research: Class 8 Market Indicators Divergent

Kenny's Interview on Heavy Duty Trucks Still Relevant?

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fell 4% on Flat Sales

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Hit 1st Sequential Increase in 9 Months, but Are Down 46% on a YTD Basis

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: An Anomalous Spike in July

ACT Research: Steve Tam Interviewed on FreightWaves Radio at ACT's Seminar 61

ACT Research: While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

ACT Research: Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode

5 Take-Aways: HoS Proposed Changes

ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Fourth Consecutive Month

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Markets at the Edge of the Precipice

July 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders jump 65% Versus June but 66% Lower than Last Year; OEMs Post Volume of 9,900 Units

ACT Research August Freight Forecast: Trade Policy Weighs on Forecasts as Freight Downturn Persists

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Contract in July

ACT Research: Heavy Truck and Trailer Industries Heading for Market Correction in 2020

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May

ACT Research: Class 8 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M and 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 10% M/M and 18% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in June, Down 70% Y/Y & 43% YTD

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Dropped 1% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 8% M/M and 17% YTD

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in May, Down 54% Y/Y & 40% YTD

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ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; CV Industry Nearing Inflection Point

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are Near-Record Highs, Signs of Decline Are Showing

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: The News Isn’t Good; All Metrics, Except Capacity, Fell in May

ACT Research: Class 8 Cancellations Surprise on the Low Side; Demand Strong, but Freight Metrics Softening

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD Again in May

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: What Impact on Freight Rates from Pre-Tariff Freight Surge?

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Softened in May

ACT Research: US Trailer Orders Are Easing, While Production Remains Robust

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 6% M/M and 12% YTD, with Unit Sales Dropping 6% M/M and 16% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y and 30% YTD

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; Trade an Obvious Factor to Freight Markets

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are at Cycle Highs, Trailer Orders Are Weak

ACT Research: April 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders Down 7% from March and 38% Below Last Year; Volume of 14,500 Units Lowest Since July 2017

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Pricing Index Drops Considerably, While Supply-Demand Balanced Remains Loose, Overall Industry Conditions Slowing

ACT Research: Demand Strength and Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for North American CV Industry

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD in April

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in 2H’19

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook

Freight Forecast - The Rollover

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Growth Moderating – Mixed Signals for CV Industry

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in March, -48% Y/Y and -36 YTD

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