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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: May’s Rebounds to Neutral Territory Are Marked Improvement from April’s “Worst Readings” In History

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 23, 2020 5:31:58 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with May data, showed significant improvement in all five diffusion index measures tracked. May’s Volume Index rose from 19.3 in April to 50.2, with capacity also at the neutral 50 mark, and pricing and productivity both in the mid-40 range.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, logistics, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Accelerates, But Latent Capacity Puts Rate Rebound At Risk

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 11, 2020 11:02:32 AM

ACT Research released the June installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. This monthly 56-page ACT Freight Forecast report provides three-year forecasts for volumes and contract rates for the truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal sectors of the transportation industry. For the truckload spot market, the report forecasts rates for the next 12-15 months. The Freight Forecast provides unmatched detail on the future of freight rates, helping companies across the supply chain plan their business with greater visibility and less uncertainty

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Beginning for the Trucking Cycle

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 14, 2020 10:20:19 AM

ACT Research released the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. This monthly 56-page ACT Freight Forecast report provides three-year forecasts for volumes and contract rates for the truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal sectors of the transportation industry. For the truckload spot market, the report forecasts rates for the next 12-15 months. The Freight Forecast provides unmatched detail on the future of freight rates, helping companies across the supply chain plan their business with greater visibility and less uncertainty.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, shipping, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip Further, Volumes Lowest in Survey’s 10-Year History

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 21, 2020 2:27:01 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with March data, showed further contraction for both volumes and freight rates, now at 42.4 and 43.2 respective diffusion index readings. Productivity, while neutral at 50.0, likely was supported by the temporary pantry-stocking phenomenon.

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Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 9, 2020 11:45:00 AM

ACT Research released the April installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. This monthly 56-page ACT Freight Forecast report provides three-year forecasts for volumes and contract rates for the truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal sectors of the transportation industry.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Press Releases, truck freight, north american trucking, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 13, 2020 4:26:19 PM

ACT Research released the March 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: logistics, Press Releases, commercial truck report, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts NA CV Markets

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 10, 2020 6:30:00 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the global spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, required ACT Research to do a foundational reassessment of near-term economic expectations, and by extension, NA commercial vehicle demand.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, shipping, China, Classes 5-8, Economy, 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, demand planning, last mile delivery, trailer production, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

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

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 3, 2020 6:20:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 14,100 units, down 18% from January and 16% lower than an easy year-ago comparison. February’s Classes 5-7 net orders rose to an 11-month high 22,200 units, up 12% from January, but down 12% from a very strong year-ago comparison. Complete industry data for February, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-March.

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip, Even as Volumes Improve

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with January data, showed a sustained uptick in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 53.9 and 52.5 respective diffusion index readings, both down slightly from December on a seasonally adjusted basis. But amid ongoing overcapacity, the Freight Rates Index slid further, to 44.8 in January.

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip Amid Strong Holiday Freight

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 22, 2020 1:18:43 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with December data, showed improvement in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 55.5 and 52.3 respective diffusion index readings, both up four points from November on a seasonally adjusted basis. But even as for-hire capacity contracted again, the Freight Rates Index slid to 48.7 in December.

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