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N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Aug 28, 2019 4:31:45 PM

ACT's North America Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK is the premier report of its kind. 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, and the investment community the information they need for planning in a deeply cyclical industry. The report provides a complete overview of North American CV 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 CV vehicle classes.

Information included in this report covers medium (Classes 5-7) and heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks/tractors, and trailers, the macroeconomies of the US, Canada, and Mexico, information on carrier profitability trends, freight and intermodal considerations, and regulatory environment impacts. With a subscription comes access to various support materials via an online report dashboard at including:
  1. PDFs of previous two months' reports
  2. Tables including:
    1. Production summaries of Class 4, 5-7, 8 and Trailers
    2. Classes 5-7, 8 Retail Sales and Production Outlook
    3. Population and Scrappage 1990-2024
  3. Graph pack complete with 75 graphs covering:
    1. Economics 
    2. ACT's Proprietary Tractor Dashboard
    3. Fuel Analysis
    4. Total Classes 5-7, 8
    5. Class 8 Population Metrics
    6. TL Statistics
    7. Total Trailers
    8. Trailer Population & Age
    9. Forecast Graphs
  4. Regulatory Information
  5. Forecasting 101 Workshop Recording
  6. Glossary of Terms and Definitions
To support subscribers to the N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, and the industry as a whole, ACT Research hosts 5 webinars and 2 events per year to share additional information, and answer questions related to the commercial vehicle markets. Only subscribers of the N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK are eligible to attend either the events or webinars (ACT does offer one-time guest registrations for both). To listen to previously recorded presentations, please click the options below:

There are several reports that require a subscription to the N.A. CV OUTLOOK because of the complementary forecasts of those reports including:

These reports segment the various categories and demand drivers further allowing for a deeper dive into commercial vehicle truck and equipment sales, transportation industry trends, and North American trucking. To gain even greater insights into medium and heavy truck production, additional complimentary reports include:

Are you in need of this type of information? Click the button below to subscribe. Connect with us today to get an unprecedented level of information to help your business in the future. SUBSCRIBE TO THE N.A. CV OUTLOOK

ACT’s 63rd Outlook Seminar is scheduled for August 11-13, 2020, and will feature truck dealer, emerging technology, and economic panels, as well as discussions on near-term demand of North American commercial vehicle markets and the pending impact of electrification on the market in the near future. Click here for seminar information.

ACT Research hosts a series of one-hour webinars focused on the commercial vehicle industry. The first 45 minutes are devoted to a review of the commercial vehicle (CV) industry with emphasis on the economy, trucking trends, and industry statistics that provide insight on the direction of CV production and sales. Short-term forecasts are presented and explained. The remaining 15 minutes of the teleconference are devoted to questions and discussions with participants. All conferences begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Click Here to register for our next Webinar.

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

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2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award Winner: Most Accurate Economic Forecast 2015-2019

  Partner to LMC Automotive and the Chinese State Information Center

  Contributor to the Blue Chip Financial and Wall Street Journal Consensus Economic Forecast


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