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ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors Starting to Mend

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 10, 2020 3:06:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, at 128 months, the current US economic expansion is the longest on record, surpassing the previous cycle record (1992-2001) by eight months and counting. And with solid consumer fundamentals, no obvious imbalances, and already having weathered the manufacturing downturn to date, it is harder to see a recession now than it was six months ago.

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Topics: freight, logistics, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, 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

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 4, 2020 3:40:26 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in January were 17,700 units, down 12% from December 2019, but up 10% from last January. Complete industry data for January, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-February.

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Topics: freight, logistics, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that freight-generating sectors of the US economy are on the cusp of transitioning from contraction to growth, aligning with freight cycles of the past, which typically last around two years.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 27, 2020 10:29:40 AM

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 7% month-over-month in December, but longer-term sales were down 3% year-over-year compared to December 2018, and full-year 2019 sales declined 15% compared to 2018. The report also indicated used Class 8 average price for 2019 decreased 7% versus the previous year, while average miles and age both increased, up 4% and 8%, respectively.

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

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 24, 2020 4:28:59 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, truckload contract rates turned negative in Q3’19, down 2% year-over-year, and loaded miles per tractor fell 5% in the same time period. In Q3’19, less-than-truckload revenue growth, net fuel, also turned negative, falling 1.6% year-over-year.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, class 8 trucks, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 20, 2020 12:35:44 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, ACT projects that the US economy is poised to expand by 1.8% in 2020.

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Topics: logistics, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, over the past decade, the EPA shifted its focus from the tailpipe to fuel economy. On January 6, the EPA released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), which promises the return of demand altering regulations that target tailpipe emissions. On top of normal cyclicality is the expectation that the CARB and EPA ANPRs will ultimately transition into [potentially expensive] demand-swinging regulations in the coming decade.

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Topics: logistics, NA CV OUTLOOK, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Rose in December

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 3, 2020 5:30:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December 2019 were 20,000 units, up 14% from November and down just 6.5% from year-ago December, as the industry transitions to much easier year-over-year comparisons. Complete industry data for December, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-January.

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

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that three factors are at work in the weak outlook for heavy commercial vehicles in the coming two years: demand, supply, and timing. While some, like the oversupply of equipment, have been on the radar for a long time, others, like the growing weakness in manufacturing and the broader economy, have come on slowly and inexorably over several months.

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Topics: logistics, CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, 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, heavy duty truck

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 24, 2019 10:05:10 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, carrier profitability and by extension Class 8 demand are heading toward tougher business conditions in 2020. Succumbing to the slowing economy, forward-looking metrics in the medium duty Classes 5-7 markets were awash in a sea of red ink in October, although moderate growth persists in build expectations.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Economy, Press Releases, Transportation Digest, 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, demand planning, us freight, last mile delivery, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

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