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Freight Forecast: Lowering Truckload Spot Rate Forecasts on Freight Demand; What Could Drive Rates Up in 2020?

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 10, 2019 1:49:46 PM

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

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Bottoming Process Underway?

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a modest Volume Index, at 52.0 (SA). October’s slower growth followed a sharply stronger 59.6 in September. The Pricing Index returned to negative territory in October, at 45.8 (SA), after recovering with volumes in September, at 52.5.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, north american trucking, 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 Freight Forecast: TL Contract Rates Turn Lower with More to Go

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM

ACT Research released the November 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, 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: Bottoming Process Underway?

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 23, 2019 12:14:31 PM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed an even stronger surge than July, with the Volume Index up to 59.6 (SA), from 47.6 in August. The September Pricing Index rebounded as well, if to a lesser degree, rising to 52.2 (SA), from 47.1 in August.

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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: U.S. Trailer Market

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 20, 2019 11:19:38 AM

Frank Maly gave an update on the U.S. trailer market in a presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. Reviewing the market Frank discussed ACT's trailer database, year-over-year sales (as of the presentation), the impact of 2018 on the current market and much more. The U.S. trailers market is reviewed in more detail in  ACT's State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, a monthly look at the current sales, production, and general state of the market. 

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

U.S. Trailer Market Report

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 20, 2019 11:12:47 AM

Trucks are only beneficial if you have a trailer to move the freight. To continue to understand the entirety of the commercial vehicle market, you can't only understand heavy duty and medium duty truck production, or used truck sales, you also need an understanding of the scope of the trailer market. ACT Research produces a State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report for this very purpose. The report is a monthly report to review the current U.S. Trailer Market Statistics and U.S. Trailer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) Build Plans.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

ACT Research: U.S. Used Truck Market

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 19, 2019 2:36:18 PM

Steve Tam gave an update on the U.S. used truck market in a presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. Reviewing the market Steve discussed ACT's used truck database, the year-over-year sales (as of the presentation), who comprises the market, how freight impacts the market and much more. The U.S. used truck market reviewed more  in ACT's State of the Industry: U.S. Used Truck Classes 3-8 report, a monthly look at the current sales, pricing, mileage, age and general state of the market. ACT Research has been working directly with used truck dealers to gather this information and inform the market on the state of used trucks. 

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

ACT Research: Medium Duty Truck Market

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 18, 2019 10:18:18 AM

Steve Tam gave an update on the medium duty truck market in a presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. While on stage, Steve took time to identify what a medium duty (Classes 5-7) commercial truck is, as well as the outlook of the medium duty markets. The medium duty markets are included in ACT's State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 report, a monthly look at the current production, sales, and general state of the market. Since 1986, ACT Research has been working directly with OEMs as they discretely share their data and information, allowing ACT Research to have an unprecedented level of understanding of the commercial vehicle market. Couple this data with our award-winning economist, robust databases, and years of industry experience and you get a best-in-class outlook for the industry.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck

The Data You Depend On.

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 13, 2019 10:43:18 AM

 

Businesses depend on data to make decisions and solve problems. Businesses in the commercial vehicle markets depend on ACT Research for their data needs. When OEMs, suppliers, and investment firms need information on the market, ACT Research is the leading resource in the industry for analysis and data, providing both a future look at the market in the North America Commercial Vehicle Outlook, as well as a current market analysis in the State of the Industry: North American Classes 5-8 report. In the Classes 5-8 report, ACT receives monthly data for Classes 5-8 directly from the OEMs. ACT Research has been collecting this data since 1996, publishing a report and database rich in market indicators of the commercial vehicle markets. Indicators include backlog, build (production), inventory, new order, cancellation, net order, factory shipment and retail sales statistics monthly from all major North American Classes 5-8 vehicle manufacturers. Data cover the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, and export markets. A list of ACT’s commercial motor vehicle definitions can be found below.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report

ACT Research: Class 8 Review

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 11, 2019 2:19:56 PM

Kenny Vieth shared his Class 8 Review presentation at Seminar 61 on August 13th, 2019. While on stage, Kenny took a different approach than normal as he discussed the foundation of ACT's North America Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, establishing why it is the premier report of its kind. Since 1986, ACT Research has been working directly with OEMs as they discretely share their data and information, allowing ACT Research to have an unprecedented level of understanding of the commercial vehicle market. Couple this data with our award-winning economist, robust databases, and years of industry experience and you get a best-in-class outlook for the industry.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

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