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ACT Research: Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 market-leading indicators continue to erode, in concert with deteriorating freight volumes and rates, even as mid and downstream data points remain robust.

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Topics: freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases

5 Take-Aways: HoS Proposed Changes

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Aug 19, 2019 10:54:49 AM

With the much anticipated hours-of-service proposed rule changes announced, ACT Research team breaks down the 5 take-aways as well how this will impact carriers.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Economy, Regulations, Transportation Digest

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 August Freight Forecast: Trade Policy Weighs on Forecasts as Freight Downturn Persists

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 9, 2019 12:17:49 PM

ACT Research released the August 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, shipping, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases

ACT Research: Heavy Truck and Trailer Industries Heading for Market Correction in 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 30, 2019 7:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the heavy truck and trailer industries are heading for a market correction in 2020, even as the US economic picture remains largely unchanged, aside from concerns about trade and tariffs. The key driver of the near to mid-term outlook is the US consumer, who remains well positioned to keep the economy out of the ditch, even as key freight-generating sectors of the economy take a pause.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, CV Dealer Digest, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases

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 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is on the cusp of a significant correction. At the same time, the medium duty market continued to confound in May, with forward-looking indicators deteriorating and concurrent data suggesting moderate growth.

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Topics: transportation, Economy, Press Releases, Transportation Digest

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in June, Down 70% Y/Y & 43% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 26, 2019 11:25:34 AM

New US trailer orders of 11.3k were down 27% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 6k units, down 42% from May. Year-to-date net orders are 43% below last year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report.

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Topics: transportation, Trailers, Press Releases

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 19, 2019 11:09:10 AM

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, June data, showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, falling to 43.2 (SA) in June, from 46.7 in May. The June Pricing Index, at 43.8 (SA), recovered a good bit of last month’s sharp decline, up from 38.8 in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the lowest in survey history.

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Topics: freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

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