ACT Research: Class 8 Tractor Dashboard

ACT Research N.A. Commercial Vehicle Outlook is the premier forecasting report for the commercial vehicle and transportation markets. This best-in-class report includes our award-winning North American economic forecast, forecast of the medium and heavy-duty truck and trailer sectors, as well as reviewing transportation and regulations. Get access to the most trusted forecast in commercial vehicles.

ACT Research has developed a proprietary Class 8 tractor dashboard to measure the dynamics of the Class 8 market. Utilized in the report for our client's benefit, this dashboard is one of the key benefits of this report. Hear from ACT President & Senior Analyst Kenny Vieth on key aspects of the dashboard, how it's aide forecasting, and why it's such a powerful indicator tool.


Since 1986, ACT Research has been working directly with OEMs as they discreetly share their data and information, allowing ACT Research to have an unprecedented level of understanding of the commercial vehicle market. Couple this data with our award-winning economist, robust databases, and years of industry experience and you get a best-in-class outlook for the industry. The N.A. CV OUTLOOK is a robust report that forecasts the future of the commercial vehicle industry, looking at the next 1-5 years, with the objective of giving OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, fleets, carriers, dealers, and the investment community the information they need for planning in a deeply cyclical industry. The report provides a complete overview of North American commercial vehicle and transportation markets, taking a deep dive into relevant demand drivers, pivoting on current market activity (from orders and backlogs to production and commercial truck sales), before arriving at unit forecasts for different vehicle classes (Classes 5-8) The information included in this report covers medium (Classes 5-7) and heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks and tractors, trailers, the macroeconomies of the US, Canada, and Mexico, information on carrier profitability trends, freight and intermodal considerations, and regulatory environment impacts.


ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. ACT’s analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as banking and investment companies. ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel. ACT Research executives have received peer recognition, including election to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics, appointment as Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council, and the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators’ Most Accurate Economic Forecast over a four-year period. ACT Research senior staff members have earned accolades including Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast, Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook, and USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters. More information can be found at

Back to Blog

Related Articles

ACT: Classes 5-7 Market Growing, Class 8 Segment Weak

Read this article in Monitor Daily.

May Classes 8 Preliminary Orders Up, Classes 5-7 Down

COLUMBUS, IN –May NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 15,900 units (±5%) and Class 8 net...

March Class 8 Orders Fall, Classes 5-7 Trending Up

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 net orders were just over 24,600 units in March, while Classes 5-7 posted...