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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: Economy Strong, but Moderating; CV Industry Nearing Inflection Point

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from strong 2018 growth. The economy was already moderating as tailwinds from the end-of-2017 tax cuts diminished, but other caution flags are waving including current trade uncertainties, slowing industrial and auto sectors, tariff-driven inventory building, and an unfolding global economic slowdown. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: freight, transportation, CV Dealer Digest, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; Trade an Obvious Factor to Freight Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 21, 2019 10:31:45 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. The trade war with China, which had been put on the back burner earlier this year, was put back on high heat at the beginning of this month. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Story Is Big Backlogs, Slowing Orders

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 20, 2019 10:15:21 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that recently softer Class 8 orders are attributed to backlogs that are still out about 10 months: Many of the orders normally booked in the year’s first quarter were actually placed in the rush to get into the queue in the second half of 2018. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases

ACT Research: Supply and Demand-Side Triggers Impacting Heavy CV Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 24, 2019 12:26:23 PM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research queries whether the current record-setting Class 8 cycle will close differently than previous peak periods. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases

ACT Research: Supply and Demand-Side Triggers Impacting Heavy CV Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 23, 2019 10:16:23 AM

ACT Research recently noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that heavy commercial vehicle markets continue to benefit from a still-broad spectrum of supply and demand-side triggers. Three of the key considerations ACT has been reviewing include the fact that freight rate markdown is from record levels, the addition of new technologies such as better fuel economy, safety technologies and AMTs that weren’t available or being spec’d three to four years ago, and increased demand being generated for drop-and-hook operations to keep drivers (and freight) moving. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases

ACT Research: Supply and Demand-Side Triggers Impacting Heavy CV Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 19, 2018 12:07:47 PM

Kenny at Seminar 56ACT Research recently noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that heavy commercial vehicle markets continue to benefit from a broad spectrum of supply and demand-side triggers. Those triggers include still strong US and Canadian freight markets, ELD capacity absorption, which exacerbated an already-tight driver supply, higher rates and margins for fleets, increased demand for drop-and-hook services to keep drivers moving, and new technologies that weren’t available or weren’t being ordered three to four years ago. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases

ACT Research: Tough Comparisons for Transportation, But In A Robust Environment

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 26, 2018 3:52:11 PM

ACTSeminar_59ACT Research recently noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that freight-related metrics are continuing the moderation that began in August. The report, which provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy, also explained why the market forecasting and analysis firm believes that this does not suggest that the market is poised for a near-term rollover.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases

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