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Alternative Fuels Quarterly

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 18, 2019 2:16:46 PM

The landscape of the commercial vehicle space is constantly changing as companies are developing new and cleaner fuel options. There are continuous developments in fuel cell electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, natural gas and continuously developing alternative fuels. To help those in the commercial vehicle space understand the dynamics of these changes, ACT Research has created the Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly. This report covers the price of alternative fuels and natural gas, information related to alternative fuels infrastructure, equipment, retail sales, and other important happenings.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly are those businesses that are involved in the development or adoption of alternative fuels and energy solutions.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, medium duty truck, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, engine, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification

China Commercial Vehicle Outlook

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 18, 2019 2:03:30 PM

In 2008, a partnership between ACT Research and China's State Information Center was cemented by ACT President Kenny Vieth. This relationship provides information through ACT Research to forecast commercial vehicle demand in China for the benefit of Western companies interested in the Chinese market. If you're a Western company looking for insights into the Chinese commercial vehicle market, there is not another report quite like it.

ACT's China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK is a quarterly report that reviews the macroeconomics of China, as well as deep dive into the transportation environment and industrial policies impact the Chinese commercial vehicle industry.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT China Commercial Outlook are those businesses that are interested in transportation fuel/energy, the manufacture of alternative fuel for commercial vehicles, those supplying equipment or financing to companies using, considering, or developing alt fuel equipment/commodities/infrastructure as it applies to the China CV market.

With this report, you will receive:

  • Macroeconomic analysis – current data and forecasts
  • Transport environment & industrial policies
  • Analysis of current MD and HD truck markets
  • Vehicle forecasts (by quarter for the current year and five-year annual forecast)
  • Competitive landscape

Additionally, a monthly flash is available the last week of each month (except months when full report is published) and includes wholesale data by:

  • OEM and type
  • market share %
  • fuel and type
  • tonnage or length
  • monthly bulk commodity information
  • a usage explanation sheet
  • 40+ PowerPoint graphs

Other businesses are using this report to inform them of business cycle timing, planning and budgeting. Employment, procurement, and financial modeling.

A few complimentary reports to the China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, we also recommend that people consider:

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck

N.A. On-Highway Commercial Engine Outlook

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 17, 2019 3:59:42 PM

"Details create the big picture." - Sanford I. Weill

The details can be found in ACT's N.A. On-Highway Commercial Engine Outlook, a partnership report with Rhein Associates, breaking down the various engine aspects (displacement, fuel type, truck class, etc.). This report is meant to aid those in the powertrain space of the commercial vehicle markets, allowing a better understanding the competitive dynamics and shifting trends of the market through the level of detail within the report. 

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck, engine

North America Classes 5-7 Bus Markets

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 11, 2019 2:23:48 PM

Looking to get a better understanding and distinction between chassis types? ACT's N.A Bus Market Classes 5-7 report is a breakdown of bus market and covers information relative to net orders, backlogs, cancellation rates, year-over-year changes, and other vital market information. The report also disaggregates the North American bus market indicator data based on various types of buses. This report in conjunction the N.A. Classes 5-8 report will help to distinguish truck vs. bus production.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT State of the Industry N.A. Classes 5-7 Bus Market report include commercial bus manufacturers and suppliers, as well as those investing in the OEMs and the supply chain or companies involved in the movement/logistics of passenger transportation. Municipal and commercial bus lenders and operators are among the customers who benefit from this report.

With this report, you will receive bus market statistics for North America (US, Canada, Export, and Mexico) including details on net orders, build, cancellation, BL/BU ratio, retail sales, and IN/RS ratio as well as:

  • Monthly market indicators for Class 5 and Classes 6-7 bus: backlog, build, inventory, new orders, cancellations, net orders retail sales.
  • Class 5 and Classes 6-7 monthly bus market indicators are further refined based on the type of buses: School Bus, Shuttle/Commercial, and Urban/Other.
  • In addition to a consolidated North American view, the market indicator data are also disaggregated at the U.S. and combined Canada, Mexico, and Export market level.
  • Password protected website access to the current report, historical data (1996 to current), and PowerPoint graph pack.
  • Published about two weeks after the end of the month.
     

Manufacturers use this information and analysis for short-term planning and forecasting, market understanding and awareness, and informing management of the current health of the industry. Investors use this product to create models, assess risk, and support their research. In addition to the market overview, this report provides, municipal and commercial bus lenders and operators to make operational decisions impacting portfolio and fleet size.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck

Transportation Digest

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 11, 2019 2:17:07 PM

Understanding the current commercial vehicle market is pertinent for so many businesses, but not everyone has the time to read a lengthy report on the state of the markets. Commercial vehicle and transportation business leaders need information for sales projections, budgeting and additional reasons. That is why ACT Research developed the Transportation Digest, a monthly high-level overview of transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy as a whole. This report includes information relative to for-hire, trucking, intermodal, and various truck class trends. Designed with busy executives and business owners in mind, the Transportation Digest covers all the major industry news and trends, including a market outlook, all in the convenience of a quick, easy to read report.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, trucking, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Market

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 20, 2019 11:19:38 AM

Frank Maly gave an update on the U.S. trailer market in a presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. Reviewing the market Frank discussed ACT's trailer database, year-over-year sales (as of the presentation), the impact of 2018 on the current market and much more. The U.S. trailers market is reviewed in more detail in  ACT's State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, a monthly look at the current sales, production, and general state of the market. 

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

U.S. Trailer Market Report

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 20, 2019 11:12:47 AM

Trucks are only beneficial if you have a trailer to move the freight. To continue to understand the entirety of the commercial vehicle market, you can't only understand heavy duty and medium duty truck production, or used truck sales, you also need an understanding of the scope of the trailer market. ACT Research produces a State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report for this very purpose. The report is a monthly report to review the current U.S. Trailer Market Statistics and U.S. Trailer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) Build Plans.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

ACT Research: U.S. Used Truck Market

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 19, 2019 2:36:18 PM

Steve Tam gave an update on the U.S. used truck market in a presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. Reviewing the market Steve discussed ACT's used truck database, the year-over-year sales (as of the presentation), who comprises the market, how freight impacts the market and much more. The U.S. used truck market reviewed more  in ACT's State of the Industry: U.S. Used Truck Classes 3-8 report, a monthly look at the current sales, pricing, mileage, age and general state of the market. ACT Research has been working directly with used truck dealers to gather this information and inform the market on the state of used trucks. 

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

ACT Research: Freight Markets Still Weak, Data Still Trending Negative

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, economic reports over the past month have more often risen above consensus than fallen below it, but it is premature to declare an end to freight market weakness.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, medium duty truck

ACT Research: Medium Duty Truck Market

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 18, 2019 10:18:18 AM

Steve Tam gave an update on the medium duty truck market in a presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. While on stage, Steve took time to identify what a medium duty (Classes 5-7) commercial truck is, as well as the outlook of the medium duty markets. The medium duty markets are included in ACT's State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 report, a monthly look at the current production, sales, and general state of the market. Since 1986, ACT Research has been working directly with OEMs as they discretely 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.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck

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