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ACT Research Freight Forecast: Freight Market Facing Shortages, Bottlenecks and Imbalances

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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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's For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 23, 2020 1:37:47 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a second consecutive month of record tightness. October’s Volume Index was flat at 70.7 (SA), while Pricing dropped two points to 69.2, but still a top-decile result. With capacity and driver availability in contraction territory, at 45.8 and 28.6, respectively, the combination of strong demand and tight supply pushed the Supply-Demand Balance to its tightest level in survey history, now at 74.9.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, 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

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Spending on Goods Driving Recovery in Freight Demand

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 16, 2020 7:30:00 AM

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, 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 For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 26, 2020 11:46:25 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. September’s Volume Index rose to 70.7 (SA), while Pricing hit 71.3, a two-year high. With capacity and driver availability in contraction territory, at 46.6 and 30.6, respectively, the combination of strong demand and tight supply pushed the Supply-Demand Balance to its tightest level in survey history, now at 74.1.

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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

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Tightness May Persist

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 12, 2020 2:30:00 PM

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, 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: Commercial Vehicle Market Forecasts Upgraded in October

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 9, 2020 1:35:04 PM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward last month, ACT’s front of the cycle forecasts were marked up across-the-board again in October.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Economy, 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, Economics, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Driver Shortage

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 24, 2020 11:30:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with August data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. August’s Volume Index rose to 67.9 (SA), and productivity was at 67.8. With capacity and driver availability in contraction territory, at 48.9 and 32.0, respectively, the combination of strong demand and tight supply pushed the Pricing Index up to 66.4, a new two-year high.

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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: Recovery into Constrained Capacity Driving Rates to New Highs

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 10, 2020 2:33:09 PM

ACT Research released the September installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, 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, intermodal, truck freight rates, demand planning, us freight, commercial freight shipping, last mile delivery, freight rates, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: Preliminary Data Show Orders for NA Classes 5-8 Vehicles at Eight-Month High

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 2, 2020 4:15:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in August were 19,500 units, down 4% from July, but up 75% from an easy year-ago comparison. The NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders at a healthy 19,400 units, up 16% month-over-month, but 2% below their year-ago August volume. Complete industry data for August, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-September.

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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

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Driver Shortage in July

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 26, 2020 12:15:00 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with July data, showed an across-the-board downtick in the diffusion indexes after a record surge in June, although most measures remained well above the 50 neutral mark. July’s Volume Index fell six points to 64.3 (SA), while pricing and productivity were at 60.3 and 61.5, respectively. Capacity and driver availability were the two indexes in contraction territory, at 48.1 and 39.3, respectively, highlighting that driver capacity is tighter than equipment capacity.

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