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ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 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.

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Topics: freight, transportation, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, Regulations

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Markets at the Edge of the Precipice

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 16, 2019 12:19:55 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current data and anecdotes make a strong case that the heavy duty vehicle markets are at the edge of the precipice.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the right call.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, Regulations

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Jun 10, 2019 4:00:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new truck inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the right call: When the change comes, it is likely to come fast.

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Topics: Trailers, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in 2H’19

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 14, 2019 11:21:51 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will increasingly pressure rates and by extension, trucker profitability in 2019.

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Topics: Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Growth Moderating – Mixed Signals for CV Industry

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 3, 2019 9:58:07 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. While slower growth is expected, the danger signals that were flashing at the start of the year have largely moderated, no longer signaling imminent danger. The report provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy.

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Topics: Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Dipped Slightly from March to April, Hitting a 31-Month Low

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 3, 2019 9:42:20 AM

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down 57% from year-ago April. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-May.

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Topics: Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fell 5% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 3, 2019 9:39:22 AM

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in March was down 5% month-over-month, but remained 10% higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes rose 25% m/m, but were 14% lower compared to March 2018. On a month-over-month basis, average mileage increased 2%, while average age grew 3%.

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Topics: NA CV OUTLOOK, Used Trucks

ACT Research: Equipment Supply-Freight Demand Imbalance Coming, Freight Rate Recession Likely

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Mar 13, 2019 4:23:53 PM

Net Freight from OUT 3-13-19

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Topics: NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

ACT Research: ACT Sees Yellow Light Continuing to Burn for US Economy & NA CV Industry

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 11, 2019 3:25:13 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, yellow lights continue to flash for the US economy, and by extension for the North American commercial vehicle industry.

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Topics: Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

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