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ACT Research: COVID-19 and Regulations Impacting CV Engine Demand

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, economic indicators in recent months suggest the worst of the COVID impact is in the rearview mirror. The report also explained the impact regulations will play on future commercial vehicle engine/powertrain demand.

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Topics: logistics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases, Regulations, medium duty truck, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck, cng, commercial vehicle electrification, class 8 truck engines, diesel engine, diesel trucks, commercial vehicle (engine) industry analysis, powertrain

ACT Research: CV Production Falls, Demand For Engines Muted In Tandem

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 2, 2020 1:00:51 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, truck and tractor production volumes are forecast to fall precipitously in 2020, and with them the demand for engines.

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Topics: logistics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck, cng fuel, cng, commercial vehicle electrification, class 8 truck engines, diesel engine, commercial vehicle (engine) industry analysis, oem engine, commercial electric vehicle

ACT Research: Upcoming Emission Regulations to Benefit Smaller Engines

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L accounted for 87% of Class 8 production in 2019 because of the high demand for tractors in the peak-cycle year. Demand for under 10L engines, used mostly in trucks, was softer last year. Additionally, the report noted that emission impacts in 2024 will benefit smaller/under 10L engines that are forecast to be about 16% of the market.

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Topics: Engines, Press Releases, commercial truck report, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, engine, class 8 truck engines, diesel engine, diesel trucks, commercial vehicle (engine) industry analysis, oem engine

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024, however the trend to smaller displacement engines (11L/13L vs 15L/16L ) is expected to continue.

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Topics: Engines, Press Releases, engine, class 8 truck engines, diesel engine, diesel trucks, integrated component, diesel data, commercial vehicle (engine) industry analysis, powertrain, oem engine

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 28, 2019 5:42:01 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024, and the trend to smaller displacement engines is expected to continue.

Tom Rhein, President of Rhein Associates commented, “Although the over 14L engine category will remain the largest segment in 2019, there is a trend to smaller displacement engines in the over 10L market segment for Class 8 trucks and tractors, with an acceleration prompted by new emission regulations expected in 2024.” Regarding Classes 5-7, Rhein said, “In this market, the current metric of interest is gasoline penetration, which continues to see share gains.”
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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, Economy, Engines, Press Releases, Regulations, EV

ACT Research: Steve Tam Interviewed on FreightWaves Radio at ACT's Seminar 61

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Aug 21, 2019 12:23:01 PM

Steve Tam, Vice President of ACT Research, joined Steve Kingston of FreightWaves Radio for an interview at ACT Research's Seminar 61 this August 12-14, 2019. Steve and John discuss the Class 8, Medium Duty, Used Truck and Freight markets during their interview.

Steves Interview
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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT in the News, Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, Engines, NA CV OUTLOOK, Used Trucks

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 30, 2019 12:27:31 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue growing in 2019, before an anticipated drop late in the year and into 2020. Diesel is still the dominate power source and vocational truck demand is more stable than tractors demand.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Classes 5-8, Engines, Press Releases, Regulations

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019; Diesel Power Still Dominating

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 27, 2019 4:25:10 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel is still the dominate power source, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered.

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Topics: Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

ACT Research: North American CV Production Continues to Grow, with Diesel Power Dominating but Engine Configuration Demand Shifting

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 3, 2018 4:40:20 PM

cover for reports_ENGINE 2018According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered.

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Topics: Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

ACT Research: Diesel Remains the Fuel of Choice for HDT Use, But Alternative Fuel Offerings Continue to Grow for Specific Applications

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 5, 2018 3:16:13 PM

The news media has been active presenting new, electric vehicle product offerings for light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles (CVs) and buses. These headlines could easily lead one to believe the industry is on the verge of going electric, but timing, application, use/applicability and costs remain big question marks. The latest NA On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates highlights this alt fuel activity for CV GVWs 5-8, including five-year forecasts of engines volumes and product trends. The Engine Outlook ties to the detailed NA CV vehicle forecasts published monthly by ACT in the NA OUTLOOK.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

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