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ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China; Key Driver of Growth Is US Consumer

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 14, 2019 2:00:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the key risk to all vehicle market forecasts, and the US economy broadly, remains the trade war with China. With US manufacturers and farmers struggling to compete on the tilted global playing field, the key driver of growth into the mid-term outlook is the US consumer, who remains well positioned to keep the economy out of the ditch.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Trailers, Economy, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, supply chain, medium duty truck, north american trucking, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, Economics, heavy duty truck, GDP

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Up-Cycle Running Out of Steam

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 11, 2019 3:36:29 PM

Since early 2018, ACT Research’s forecasts have called for the up-cycle in the Class 8 market to run out of steam around the third quarter of 2019, according to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Trailers, Economy, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, supply chain, medium duty truck, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, GDP

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: 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

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: 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 Freight Forecast: Pre-Ship Provides Respite from Freight Downturn

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 9, 2019 3:31:40 PM

ACT Research released the September 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, Economy, Press Releases, supply chain

Sam Kahan Honored with Lawrence R. Klein Award for Most Accurate Economic Forecasts

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Are fears about a recession warranted?
Hear from the most accurate economic forecaster Sam Kahan of ACT Research

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Topics: Economy, Press Releases

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

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Heading for a Market Correction in 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the heavy truck and trailer markets, and increasingly the medium duty market, are heading for corrections in 2020, even as the slow growth US economic outlook 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: CV Dealer Digest, Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks

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