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ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Massive Retrenchment in Production Levels

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 15, 2020 10:31:29 AM

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the US trailer industry has shifted from the production/capacity challenges of the last three years, with their corresponding pressures on the component and material supply chains, to a massive retrenchment in production levels.

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Topics: logistics, 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 Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Beginning for the Trucking Cycle

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 14, 2020 10:20:19 AM

ACT Research released the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. This monthly 56-page ACT Freight Forecast report provides three-year forecasts for volumes and contract rates for the truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal sectors of the transportation industry. For the truckload spot market, the report forecasts rates for the next 12-15 months. The Freight Forecast provides unmatched detail on the future of freight rates, helping companies across the supply chain plan their business with greater visibility and less uncertainty.

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Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, logistics, shipping, Press Releases, supply chain, truck freight, 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: COVID-19 Impact on Global Economies and CV Demand Predicted Through 2021

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, 2021 is being forecast as the transition year, as the global economies and North American commercial vehicle demand move from COVID-19’s negative impacts into a meaningfully better situation in 2022.

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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

Trailer Components & Raw Materials Forecast Report

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on May 8, 2020 12:27:58 PM

To help trailer OEMs, suppliers, and investors gain insights in the volume and timing of materials and components utilized in manufacturing trailers, ACT Research publishes the Trailer Components & Raw Materials Forecast. This quarterly report reviews the current market and forecast highlights, a 5-year annual projection, as well as short and long term factory shipment forecasts. If your business is manufacturing and selling the following to the trailer industry for final trailer manufacturing, this report is a great fit for you: axles, leaf springs, suspensions, brake components, brake chambers, slack adjusters, ABS components, brake valves, wheels, hubcaps, bearings, hub and drums, cross members, landing gear, kingpins, tires, and air tanks, then this report is critical for your forecasting and business planning.

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

ACT Research: Preliminary April Order Intake Data Shows MD Demand Holding Better Than HD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 6, 2020 3:21:13 PM

Preliminary NA Classes 5-7 net orders in April fell to 7,600 units, down 69% compared to year-ago April and 50% below the March order intake. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-May.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, truck freight, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: COVID-19’s Negative Impact on Trucking Deepens with April Order Intake Data

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 5, 2020 12:12:36 PM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in April fell to 4,100 units, down 46% from March and 72% lower than an easy year-ago comparison. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-May.

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Topics: 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, transportation industry news, trucking, truck freight rates, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 43% Sequentially in March, -51% Y/Y

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 17, 2020 4:30:00 PM

March net US trailer orders of 7.6k units were down 43% month-over-month and 51% below the previous year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 13.2k were down 14% versus February, 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, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: March CV Data Transitional, Full COVID-19 Impact Still Not Visible in Data

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 17, 2020 8:41:11 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, truck transportation showed relatively strong performance on restocking activity into the end of March, making the month’s data largely transitional, rather than representative of activity expected in coming months. Additionally, the report noted that ACT Research has created an easily accessible webpage to track noteworthy high frequency macroeconomic and transportation-specific market indicators, which can be found at https://pages.actresearch.net/covid-19.

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Topics: freight, logistics, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, 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, class8

ACT Research: COVID-19 Grip Remains Tight on Global Economies and CV Demand

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the continued spread of COVID-19 over the past month has resulted in freefalling GDP assumptions, and by extension freight volumes, carrier profits and expectations for commercial vehicle demand.

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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: COVID-19 CHANGING CV MARKET FORECASTING ASSUMPTIONS

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, starting in the second half of February, COVID-19 went from a China containment story to one of spiraling pandemic.

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Topics: logistics, CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck

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