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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: Medium and Heavy-Duty Markets Expecting Tougher Conditions in 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 18, 2019 7:23:56 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the prosperity of the year we are leaving will transition to tougher medium and heavy-duty market conditions in 2020.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain, medium duty truck, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, demand planning, last mile delivery, HeavyDuty, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 39% M/M and 56% Y/Y, 52% Lower YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 16, 2019 3:15:00 PM

ACT’s preliminary estimate for November indicates that trailer manufacturers booked 19.5k net orders to their orderboards last month, a 39% decline from October’s volume. Activity was 56% below November of 2018, while year-to-date net orders are just under half that of last year.

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Topics: transportation, logistics, Press Releases, commercial truck report, supply chain, commercial vehicle sales data, north american trucking, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, commercial trailer, us trailer, trailer production, heavy duty truck, north american trailer

ACT Research: Preliminary Classes 5-8 Order Intake Failed to Sustain in November

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 3, 2019 9:00:00 PM

Preliminary November data show that Classes 5-8 net order volumes were uniformly soft. Combined NA Classes 5-8 intake fell 15% m/m and 38% y/y in November on a nominal basis. Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 17,500 units in November, down 20% from October, while Classes 5-7 orders fell 8% m/m, to 15,300 units. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-December.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Economy, Press Releases, 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, HeavyDuty, semitruck, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: Main Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Remains the Trade War with China; Key Driver of Growth Is US Consumer

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the primary risk to all vehicle market forecasts, and the US economy broadly, in either direction, remains the trade war with China. With US manufacturers and farmers struggling to compete on the tilted global playing field, the key driver of growth in the mid-term outlook is the US consumer, who remains well positioned to keep the economy out of the ditch.

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Topics: freight, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, 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, demand planning, commercial freight shipping, trailer production, HeavyDuty, Economics, semitruck, heavy duty truck, GDP

ACT Research Freight Forecast: TL Contract Rates Turn Lower with More to Go

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM

ACT Research released the November 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, 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

Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 31, 2019 3:33:46 PM

For more than a decade, ACT Research has gathered used truck sales data from commercial vehicle dealers just like you. We confidentially process this data, building the most robust used truck database in the industry and utilizing the monthly numbers to generate our best-in-class used truck report.

The Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest is a monthly report that analyzes the commercial vehicle heavy-duty production and retail sales. The Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest provides information and insights into For-Hire, Trucking Sector Trends, Publicly Traded Truckload Carriers, Intermodal trends, and more relevant information related to dealers.

With this report, you will receive monthly highlights on the commercial trucking sector trends, including those for publicly-traded truckload carriers, rail/intermodal, new Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 trucks/tractors, used trucks, new trailers. Also includes quick-read graphs and explanatory captions covering the use of truck markets, transportation metrics, economics and energy prices. Additionally, this digest includes a forecast summary and forecast tables for the US and Canadian Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 markets retail sales, as well as US trailer production forecast tables

The types of business that should be interested in the Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest are those businesses that need a quick, high-level overview document for their busy commercial vehicle industry executives. Other businesses are using this report to inform them of the state of the heavy-duty market for sales, budgeting, and other short-term forecasts.

If your business is interested in taking the Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, we also recommend:

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China Commercial Vehicle Outlook

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 18, 2019 2:03:30 PM

In 2008, a partnership between ACT Research and China's State Information Center was cemented by ACT President Kenny Vieth. This relationship provides information through ACT Research to forecast commercial vehicle demand in China for the benefit of Western companies interested in the Chinese market. If you're a Western company looking for insights into the Chinese commercial vehicle market, there is not another report quite like it. ACT's China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK is a quarterly report that reviews the macroeconomics of China, as well as deep dive into the transportation environment and industrial policies impact the Chinese commercial vehicle industry.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT China Commercial Outlook are those businesses that are interested in transportation fuel/energy, manufacturing of alternative fuel for commercial vehicles, or supplying equipment or financing to companies using, considering, or developing alt fuel equipment/commodities/infrastructure as it applies to the China CV market. Other businesses are using this report to inform them of business cycle timing, planning and budgeting. Employment, procurement, and financial modeling.

With this report, you will receive:

  • Macroeconomic analysis – current data and forecasts
  • Transport environment & industrial policies
  • Analysis of current MD and HD truck markets
  • Vehicle forecasts (by quarter for the current year and five-year annual forecast)
  • Competitive landscape

Additionally, a monthly flash is available the last week of each month (except months when full report is published) and includes wholesale data by:

  • OEM and type
  • market share %
  • fuel and type
  • tonnage or length
  • monthly bulk commodity information
  • usage explanation sheet
  • PowerPoint graphs covering:
    • Economics
    • Transport Environment & Investment
    • Market Performance & Short-Term Forecasts
    • Long-Term Forecasts
    • Long-Term Factors
    • Market Competition
    • Market Share Trends

A few complimentary reports to the China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, we also recommend your business consider:

Are you in need of this type of information? Click the button below to subscribe. Connect with us today to get an unprecedented level of information to help your business in the future.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHINA CV OUTLOOK

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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ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 5% month-over-month in September, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the report indicated that longer-term comparisons yielded a 17% decline compared to September 2018, as well as a year-to-date drop of 19%, the 11th consecutive contraction for both time period comparisons.

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Topics: transportation, Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, north american trucking, class 8 truck, transportation industry news, class trucks for sale, used commercial truck, trucking, used truck values commercial, semitruck, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: Leading Indicators Point to Downturn as Retail Truck Sales Surge; Worst Scenarios for HD Vehicle Demand Remain Unlikely

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 17, 2019 4:35:57 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, the “less negative” freight data reported early in Q3 has softened further since the September 1st tariff impositions.

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Topics: transportation, Press Releases, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, transportation industry news, trucking, HeavyDuty, semitruck, heavy duty truck

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2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award Winner: Most Accurate Economic Forecast 2015-2019

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  Contributor to the Blue Chip Financial and Wall Street Journal Consensus Economic Forecast


 

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