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ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 1% month-over-month in August, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the report indicated that longer-term comparisons yielded a 25% decline compared to August 2018, as well as a year-to-date drop of 18%, the 10th consecutive contraction for both time period comparisons.

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Topics: Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases, Used Trucks

The Data You Depend On.

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 13, 2019 10:43:18 AM

 

Businesses depend on data to make decisions and solve problems. Businesses in the commercial vehicle markets depend on ACT Research for their data needs. When OEMs, suppliers, and investment firms need information on the market, ACT Research is the leading resource in the industry for analysis and data, providing both a future look at the market in the North America Commercial Vehicle Outlook, as well as a current market analysis in the State of the Industry: North American Classes 5-8 report. In the Classes 5-8 report, ACT receives monthly data for Classes 5-8 directly from the OEMs. ACT Research has been collecting this data since 1996, publishing a report and database rich in market indicators of the commercial vehicle markets. Indicators include backlog, build (production), inventory, new order, cancellation, net order, factory shipment and retail sales statistics monthly from all major North American Classes 5-8 vehicle manufacturers. Data cover the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, and export markets. A list of ACT’s commercial motor vehicle definitions can be found below.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report

ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China, But Consumers Are Driving Near to Mid-Term Economic Outlook

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 12, 2019 7:00:00 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, but well-positioned consumers are keeping the US economy out of the ditch.

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

ACT Research: Class 8 Review

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 11, 2019 2:19:56 PM

Kenny Vieth shared his Class 8 Review presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. While on stage, Kenny took a different approach than normal as he discussed the foundation of ACT's North America Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, establishing why it is the premier report of its kind. 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

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Conditions Continue to Deteriorate

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 11, 2019 10:07:09 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an immanent pullback in build rates, as market conditions continue to deteriorate.

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, commercial truck report

ACT Research: It was fun while it lasted, but now it's getting a little scary.

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 10, 2019 3:24:27 PM

Below is an excerpt from Tim Denoyer's Seminar 61 presentation on August 13th, 2019. In his time on stage, Tim discussed the current state of the freight market, including less-than truckload, truckload, and intermodal, as well as an interesting pre-ship theory that seems to still hold as of yesterday's (9.9.19) Freight Forecast release.

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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. Used Trucks Classes 3-8

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 10, 2019 10:49:10 AM

Seeing the entire board is important to understanding the game from each angle. That's why ACT Research is so diligent about the production of the U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8 report. While ACT's N.A. CV Outlook and State of the Industry: N.A. Classes 5-8 reports break down production and sales, you can't understand the market in it's entirety without knowing what trucks are already on the road. With a database of more than 700,000 transactions dating from 1996, the U.S. Used Truck report covers:

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

North America Classes 5-8 Report and Database

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 6, 2019 4:51:41 PM

 

Understanding the current commercial vehicle market is pertinent for so many businesses. For sales projections and budgeting and many more reasons, understanding the current state of the industry is why ACT Research developed it's State of the Industry series, particularly the N.A. Classes 5-8 report.

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

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rebound in August

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 4, 2019 6:45:00 PM

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,900 units in August, up nearly 6% from July, but 79% below last August’s best-ever order month. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for August, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-September.

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

Transportation Transparency: Freight Rates , Volume and Forecasting

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 3, 2019 12:28:12 PM

An article released by the Wall Street Journal on September 1, 2019 discusses the impact that the 2018 boom in Classes 5-8 truck manufacturing has had on freight in 2019.

Falling freight rates (as much as 20%) have been attributed to "more trucks than there are loads" for truckers and shippers.

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

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