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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: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Contracted 22% YTD 2020 through May

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2020 dropped 22% year-to-date over 2019, as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) just released by ACT Research.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, commercial vehicle sales data, cng fuel, lng, cng

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: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Rose 29% YTD 2020 through February, but Amid COVID-19 Impact NG Forecasts Are Being Cut

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first two months of 2020 gained 29% year-to-date over 2019, as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) just released by ACT Research.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, commercial truck report, transportation industry news, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Rose 20% YTD 2019 through November

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first eleven months of 2019 gained 20% year-to-date over 2018, as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) just released by ACT Research. Full-year 2018 was down 15%, while 2017 was up 13%.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, transportation industry news, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification, commercial electric vehicle

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, but Up 13% Y/Y and 27% YTD in August

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first eight months of 2019 gained 27% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 26%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification

Alternative Fuels Quarterly

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 18, 2019 2:16:46 PM

The landscape of the commercial vehicle space is constantly changing as companies are developing new and cleaner fuel options. There are continuous developments in fuel cell electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, natural gas and continuously developing alternative fuels. To help those in the commercial vehicle space understand the dynamics of these changes, ACT Research has created the Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly. This report covers the price of alternative fuels and natural gas, information related to alternative fuels infrastructure, equipment, retail sales, and other important happenings.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly are those businesses that are involved in the development or adoption of alternative fuels and energy solutions. Other businesses are using this report to inform them of the current state of the alternative fuels landscape, the adaption outlook, and infrastructure development.

With this report, you will receive trends, forecast, analysis, and details about alternative fuel prices, infrastructure, Class 8 NG retail sales (current and forecast), alternative fuel equipment/R&D, and highlights from

ACT’s Quarterly Engine Outlook. Additionally, we share an overview of the past alternative fuel news, special information about alternative fuel developments. This report comes with a spreadsheet linked to regulatory information with details of the current and pending regulations that will impact alt fuel-powered CV demand.

If your business is interested in taking the Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly, we also recommend:

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ACT’s 63rd Outlook Seminar is scheduled for August 11-13, 2020, and will feature truck dealer, emerging technology, and economic panels, as well as discussions on near-term demand of North American commercial vehicle markets and the pending impact of electrification on the market in the near future. Click here for seminar information.

ACT Research hosts a series of one-hour webinars focused on the commercial vehicle industry. The first 45 minutes are devoted to a review of the commercial vehicle (CV) industry with emphasis on the economy, trucking trends, and industry statistics that provide insight on the direction of CV production and sales. Short-term forecasts are presented and explained. The remaining 15 minutes of the teleconference are devoted to questions and discussions with participants. All conferences begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Click Here to register for our next Webinar.

ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. ACT’s analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as banking and investment companies. ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel. ACT Research executives have received peer recognition, including election to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics, appointment as Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council, and the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators’ Most Accurate Economic Forecast over a four-year period. ACT Research senior staff members have earned accolades including Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast, Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook, and USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters. More information can be found at www.actresearch.net.


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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, medium duty truck, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, engine, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification

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: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017.

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Topics: transportation, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, Regulations, EV

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

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