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Jennifer McNealy

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ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts NA CV Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 10, 2020 6:30:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the global spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, required ACT Research to do a foundational reassessment of near-term economic expectations, and by extension, NA commercial vehicle demand.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, shipping, China, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, demand planning, last mile delivery, trailer production, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Regulations Impact US Commercial Vehicle Market

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the new low NOx Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) will impact the US commercial vehicle market, citing past regulatory examples.

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Topics: Press Releases, class 8 trucks, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: Too Much Capacity Challenging Heavy Truck Market

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, key truck transportation metrics continued to give mixed signals in early 2020. Additionally, the report explained that the total medium duty market closed 2019 on a positive note, with all indicators improving sequentially in December, while the US trailer segment closed 2019 on weak net orders, well below seasonal expectations.

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Topics: Press Releases, class 8 trucks, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, north american trailer

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 3, 2020 6:20:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 14,100 units, down 18% from January and 16% lower than an easy year-ago comparison. February’s Classes 5-7 net orders rose to an 11-month high 22,200 units, up 12% from January, but down 12% from a very strong year-ago comparison. Complete industry data for February, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-March.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, truck freight rates, demand planning, last mile delivery, freight rates, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with January data, showed a sustained uptick in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 53.9 and 52.5 respective diffusion index readings, both down slightly from December on a seasonally adjusted basis. But amid ongoing overcapacity, the Freight Rates Index slid further, to 44.8 in January.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 26, 2020 2:19:13 PM

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes improved 4% month-over-month in January, but longer-term sales were down 1% year-over-year compared to January 2019. The report also indicated that used Class 8 average price started 2020 up 7% month-over-month, with average miles dropping 4% sequentially and average age down 2% compared to the last month of 2019. Longer term, average price, miles, and age were all below January 2019, shedding 11%, 1%, and 4%, respectively.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the US trailer industry is facing lower demand and supply chain disruptions that could lead to a “catch-22.”

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, TrailerComponents, supply chain, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 21, 2020 9:34:41 AM

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) increased 6% month-over-month in 2020’s first month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research, but longer-term, volumes dropped 4% compared to January of 2019.

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Topics: freight, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM

New US trailer orders of 16.8k were down 9% month-over-month in January, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 15.0k dropped 15%. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 28% year-over-year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 18, 2020 6:30:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventories rose 3,400 units month-over-month in January, as production outpaced expectedly weak sales.

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Topics: logistics, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

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