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ACT Research: April CV Data Showing Full COVID-19 Impact, Data Lowest in Decades

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 20, 2020 12:13:02 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, COVID-19 was in evidence across the commercial vehicle statistics in April, with Class 8 net orders at their lowest level since September 1995 and medium-duty orders at their worst in a decade. Additionally, the report noted that ACT Research has created an easily accessible webpage to track noteworthy high frequency macroeconomic and transportation-specific market indicators, which can be found at https://pages.actresearch.net/covid-19.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

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: COVID-19 Impact on Global Economies and CV Demand Predicted Through 2021

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, 2021 is being forecast as the transition year, as the global economies and North American commercial vehicle demand move from COVID-19’s negative impacts into a meaningfully better situation in 2022.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on May 8, 2020 11:20:25 AM

Gaining insights into specific commercial vehicle manufacturers' production, sales, and market share is what makes the State of the Industry: N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build & Retail Sales report so popular. Through this report, subscribers gain access to more granular detail than in the N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles report. The N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales report is a monthly state of the industry report that covers the building of and retail sales of Classes 5, 6, 7, and 8 trucks for North America. This report will supply vital information to create an understanding of the current month's build, retail sales, as well as year-over-year and year-to-date information relative to classes 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively. With a subscription comes access to various support materials via an online report dashboard at actresearch.net including:

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck, engine

N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on May 7, 2020 11:44:44 AM
To give greater clarity to the entirety of the North American market data, ACT Research publishes the N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country report. This is a monthly State of the Industry report that reviews the market statistics of Classes 5-8 trucks for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, allowing for greater granularity than in ACT's N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles report. Statistics reviewed in the N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country report covers year-to-date and current month data, with views of industry performance, and export Classes 5-8 as well as monthly market indicators by country for Class 5 and Classes 6-7 chassis and Class 8 trucks and tractors: backlog, build, inventory, new orders, cancellations, net orders retail sales, Class 5 and Classes 6-7 segmented by Trucks, Buses, RVs, and Step Vans, Class 8 segmented by tractors with and without sleepers and trucks with and without sleepers. With a subscription comes access to various support materials via an online report dashboard at actresearch.net including:
  1. PDF of Current Month Report 
  2. Tables including:
    1. Classes 5-8 All Geographies
    2. Build & Sales Days per Month
    3. Monthly Market Indicators - U.S., Canada, Mexico, Export
  3. Graph pack complete with 140+ graphs covering:
    1. Annual Statistics
    2. Annual Statistics N.A. Tractors, Straight Trucks
    3. U.S. Class 5, 6-7, 8
    4. U.S. Class 5-7
    5. U.S. Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
    6. Canada Class 5, 6-7, 8
    7. Canada Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
    8. Exports Classes 6-7, 8
    9. Exports Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
    10. Mexico Classes 6-7, 8
    11. Mexico Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
  4. Glossary of Terms and Definitions
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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: Preliminary April Order Intake Data Shows MD Demand Holding Better Than HD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 6, 2020 3:21:13 PM

Preliminary NA Classes 5-7 net orders in April fell to 7,600 units, down 69% compared to year-ago April and 50% below the March order intake. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-May.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets, but What’s Next?

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 24, 2020 9:33:06 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the pervasive negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major downward shift on ACT’s views of the heavy duty market for 2020. However, the report also discusses what might happen next for the economy and by extension, the transportation industry.

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Topics: freight, Press Releases, Transportation Digest, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck

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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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, commercial truck report, truck market, 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: March CV Data Transitional, Full COVID-19 Impact Still Not Visible in Data

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 17, 2020 8:41:11 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, truck transportation showed relatively strong performance on restocking activity into the end of March, making the month’s data largely transitional, rather than representative of activity expected in coming months. Additionally, the report noted that ACT Research has created an easily accessible webpage to track noteworthy high frequency macroeconomic and transportation-specific market indicators, which can be found at https://pages.actresearch.net/covid-19.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, class8

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Contracted M/M in March, but Remained Positive Y/Y and YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 14, 2020 5:14:45 PM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) contracted 8% month-over-month in 2020’s third month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes rose 5% compared to March 2019, and grew 15% against the first three months of last year.

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Topics: freight, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, medium duty truck, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, used commercial truck, used truck values commercial, heavy duty truck

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