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ACT Research: K-Shaped Recovery for US Economy, V-Shaped Recovery for Freight Economy

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the US economy is recovering in a K-shaped pattern, meaning some segments are enjoying a more V-shaped recovery, while others are mired on an L-shaped trajectory.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, 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

New COVID Cases Threaten Economic and Commercial Vehicle Recovery

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the tug of war between positive and negative influences on the business environment and trucking reached a pivotal juncture at the end of June, but escalation in new COVID cases since mid-June threatens to abort this nascent recovery.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, 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

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impact Continues, But Improvement Showing in Data

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jun 24, 2020 2:00:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the shock waves of the COVID-19 recession continue to depress both the North American and global economies, with June marking the fourth month of what will go down in the record books as the most severe business cycle downturn since the Great Depression. The report noted that the extent of the shock was a near total surprise to businesses and forecasters in the months of March and April.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, 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

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets, but What’s Next?

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 24, 2020 9:33:06 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the pervasive negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major downward shift on ACT’s views of the heavy duty market for 2020. However, the report also discusses what might happen next for the economy and by extension, the transportation industry.

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Topics: freight, Press Releases, Transportation Digest, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets, but Quantifying Data Not Yet Available

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 2, 2020 10:16:00 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, key truck transportation metrics now available of January and February data, including ACT’s For-Hire Survey results, may be showing a global supply chain disruption that took place initially in China. That said, the report notes that data are not yet reflecting the COVID-19 impact on the North American commercial vehicle markets or fully showing the supply chain disruptions that have now spread around the world.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, 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

ACT Research: TL Contract Rates Down, LTL Revenue Growth Dropped in Q3’19

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 24, 2020 4:28:59 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, truckload contract rates turned negative in Q3’19, down 2% year-over-year, and loaded miles per tractor fell 5% in the same time period. In Q3’19, less-than-truckload revenue growth, net fuel, also turned negative, falling 1.6% year-over-year.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, class 8 trucks, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: Tough Times Coming in 2020 for Class 8 Market

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 24, 2019 10:05:10 AM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, carrier profitability and by extension Class 8 demand are heading toward tougher business conditions in 2020. Succumbing to the slowing economy, forward-looking metrics in the medium duty Classes 5-7 markets were awash in a sea of red ink in October, although moderate growth persists in build expectations.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Economy, Press Releases, Transportation Digest, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, 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, demand planning, us freight, last mile delivery, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 27, 2019 12:48:10 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from peak activity in sales and build in 2019 to a substantial correction in 2020. Activity for the total MD market was mixed in September, with weakness in sequential comparisons, but expansion still evident in longer-term performance.

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Topics: Press Releases, Transportation Digest, commercial truck report, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, north american trailer, class8

ACT Research: Class 8 Market Moving into Significant Correction Next Year

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 30, 2019 4:37:30 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a significant correction next year. The medium duty market remained soft in July, solidifying the thought that the market has passed its cyclical peak, with build and sales both sequentially lower.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Press Releases, Transportation Digest, trucking, HeavyDuty, Economics

ACT Research: Class 8 Market Indicators Divergent

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 29, 2019 4:09:02 PM

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 market indicators are divergent, with some at all-time highs even as other metrics point to coming weakness. The medium duty market measures are lower in the short-term, but still positive against longer-term comparisons.

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Topics: Economy, Press Releases, Transportation Digest, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks

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