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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in September

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 21, 2020 5:25:22 PM

September net US trailer orders of 51,208 units were a significant improvement (up 82%) from August’s uptick and well above September 2019’s level (up 174%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 52k units were up 77% versus August and 140% better year-over-year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, 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, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand for 2021 Not on the “Worry” List

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 19, 2020 5:30:39 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, there are any number of concerns regarding the economy in coming months, but one thing that definitely can be crossed off the worry list is commercial vehicle demand into 2021.

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Topics: 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, heavy duty truck, class8

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: New Commercial Electric Vehicle Study In Development by Leading NA CV Analysis & Research Firm

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

ACT Research recently announced plans for a new multi-client study focusing on electrification of the commercial vehicle industry to be released in 2021.

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Topics: logistics, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck, commercial vehicle electrification, commercial electric vehicle

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Positive for Fourth Consecutive Month

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 2, 2020 9:00:00 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in September were 31,100 units, up 60% from August and a whopping 145% from an easy year-ago comparison. The NA Classes 5-7 market saw orders at a healthy 26,900 units, up 37% month-over-month and 48% versus their year-ago September volume. Complete industry data for September, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-October.

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Topics: 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, 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

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in August

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 18, 2020 7:30:00 AM

August net US trailer orders of 28,139 units were a significant improvement (up 49%) from July’s uptick and well above August 2019’s level (up 160%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 29k units were up 46% versus July and 96% better year-over-year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, 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, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Orders Healthy, Economic Recovery K-Shaped

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the US economy is recovering from the early-year pandemic-driven shutdowns, but on a K-shaped trajectory, rather than the earlier speculated V, U, or L-like paths. What this means is that a large swath of the economy has enjoyed something approximating a V-shaped recovery, even as major economic segments remain mired on an L-shaped trajectory.

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Topics: 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, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: August Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Jumped Almost 50% From July

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Preliminary information for August indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 27,500 net orders for the month, a 46% improvement from July and more than 150% better than the same month last year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders approached the 29k mark. Both new and net orders were the best in their respective categories since last October. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, supply chain, 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, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

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