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ACT Research: Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 market-leading indicators continue to erode, in concert with deteriorating freight volumes and rates, even as mid and downstream data points remain robust.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the key risk to all commercial vehicle market forecasts remains the on-again trade war with China.

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Topics: freight, transportation, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, Regulations

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Markets at the Edge of the Precipice

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 16, 2019 12:19:55 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current data and anecdotes make a strong case that the heavy duty vehicle markets are at the edge of the precipice.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

ACT Research August Freight Forecast: Trade Policy Weighs on Forecasts as Freight Downturn Persists

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 9, 2019 12:17:49 PM

ACT Research released the August 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, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Contract in July

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 2, 2019 6:35:00 PM

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,200 units in July, down 21% from June and the lowest monthly order tally since February 2010. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for July, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-August.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research: Heavy Truck and Trailer Industries Heading for Market Correction in 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 30, 2019 7:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the heavy truck and trailer industries are heading for a market correction in 2020, even as the US economic picture remains largely unchanged, aside from concerns about trade and tariffs. The key driver of the near to mid-term outlook is the US consumer, who remains well positioned to keep the economy out of the ditch, even as key freight-generating sectors of the economy take a pause.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, CV Dealer Digest, Classes 5-8, 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: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 17, 2019 4:48:17 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, June’s Class 8 order broke the string of falling order volumes, with the opening of 2020 order books, garnering a 19% rebound. While better orders slowed the rapid backlog decline, the situation is temporary, as coming months represent the seasonally weakest order period of the year, suggesting rapid backlog declines should continue in the near-term.

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Topics: freight, transportation, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the right call.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, Regulations

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 2, 2019 5:35:00 PM

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20% from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69% from year-ago June’s very tough comparison. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for June, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-July.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

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