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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with August data, retrenched to contraction in all categories, after the large and partly anomalous improvement in July. The Volume Index pulled back to 48.0 in August, from 56.7 in July (SA). The August Pricing Index, at 47.1 (SA), also returned to negative territory, after stabilizing to 50.3 in July.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, trucking

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 26, 2019 1:01:26 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with July data, showed surprising improvement and trend reversal in every category. Two statistical factors were at work – seasonality and base effects – as July is typically soft, and after such a weak June, it wasn’t as bad sequentially. Commentary from fleets was mixed, but suggested there was underlying improvement in freight volume through July. The Volume Index of 56.7 (SA) in July was 50.0 on an unadjusted basis. The July Pricing Index, at 50.3 (SA), stabilized after declines in Q2, but continued to drop on an unadjusted basis at 47.0.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 19, 2019 11:09:10 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, June data, showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, falling to 43.2 (SA) in June, from 46.7 in May. The June Pricing Index, at 43.8 (SA), recovered a good bit of last month’s sharp decline, up from 38.8 in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the lowest in survey history.

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Topics: freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 21, 2019 3:16:09 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity being the lone exception. The Pricing Index fell considerably, to 38.8, in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the lowest in survey history. from 45.4 in April. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, hitting 46.7 (SA), from 49.5 in April. Fleet productivity/utilization slipped to 46.0 in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, down from 49.4 in April, and capacity growth increased to 54.6, from April’s 54.3 reading.

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Topics: freight, transportation, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 6, 2019 4:51:26 PM

ACT Research released the June installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

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Topics: freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 17, 2019 3:58:20 PM
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Topics: freight forecast, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Pricing and Productivity Indices Fall, Supply-Demand Balance Loosened Again in February

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 15, 2019 5:32:30 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed a downtick in volume, pricing, and productivity, with the supply-demand balance continuing trend, loosening for the fourth consecutive month. The Volume Index returned to negative territory, reaching 47.1 in February, while pricing fell to 48.9. Productivity dropped sharply to 43.0, and the supply-demand balance now sits at 42.7.

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Topics: freight, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volumes Picked Up, But Supply-Demand Balance Loosened in January

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 21, 2019 9:52:44 AM

For-Hire Supply-Demand 2-20-19The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in freight volumes and truck productivity in January, after a soft finish to 2018. The Volume Index rose to 52.0 in January, from 49.0 in December.

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Topics: ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Index and Supply-Demand Balance Both Below Neutral for Second Consecutive Month

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 21, 2019 10:43:58 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index still in negative territory, below the 50 neutral mark, in December, at 48.1. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 44.3 on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

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Topics: ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Index and Supply-Demand Balance Both Below Neutral in November

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 18, 2018 12:31:54 PM

For-Hire Volume Index 12-17-18The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index dropping into negative territory, at 48.1, in November, for the first time in 27 months (50 is neutral). The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 45.2 on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

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Topics: ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

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