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ACT Research: Three Components Drive ACT Research Forecast Cuts to CV Demand through 2021

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that three factors are at work in the weak outlook for heavy commercial vehicles in the coming two years: demand, supply, and timing. While some, like the oversupply of equipment, have been on the radar for a long time, others, like the growing weakness in manufacturing and the broader economy, have come on slowly and inexorably over several months.

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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, truck freight, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, commercial truck and trailer, transportation industry news, trucking, 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: Commercial Electric Vehicle Study 2020

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 23, 2019 9:25:01 AM

In August 2018, ACT Research released its landmark multi-client study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, to charter subscribers. The study displaced guesswork and speculation on electric vehicles with rigorous analysis and hard metrics for sales and share.  Our work recognizes electric power as a viable competitor to internal combustion engines, and examines advances in battery technology, environmental considerations and government policy, and quantifies the potential for significant operational cost savings. While commercial electric vehicles (CEVs) currently have a small beachhead on the market, the 2018 study confirmed they would steadily gain sales volume and capture significant market share in Classes 4-8 vehicle segments by 2035, the far horizon year of the analysis.  Now, ACT Research is diving into the data once again and to update the 2018 work.

We're looking forward to working with charter subscribers, as well as adding participants for this second edition. With the continued evolution in electrification and additional players in the market over the last two years, we hope to expand the subscriber list, broadening the spectrum of participants. Our hope is a customer set fully reflective of the current and future state of commercial vehicle electrification. 

A complete study prospectus can be downloaded by clicking the image to the right. To highlight, ACT's 2020 study update will include:

  • Unit Sales
  • Adoption Path
  • Batter and Power Storage Challenges
  • Fuel Cell Challenges
  • Comparative Total Cost of Ownership by Market Segment
  • Regulatory Challenges and Incentives

Complete with analysis, spreadsheets, and adoption scenarios for benefit of all customers and participants.

For more insights into our 2018 study version, watch the video below.

To connect with our team complete the form to the right or contact Ian McGriff at imcgriff@actresearch.net.

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Topics: 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, commercial electric vehicle

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Return to Trend and Are Down 16% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

After an anomalous sequential gain in October, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes returned to trend in November, falling 35% m/m, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Longer term, sales were down 9% y/y and 16% ytd compared to the first 11 months of 2018. The report also indicated used Class 8 average miles decreased m/m, down 5%, and were up a mere 1% year-to-date, while average age rose 3% compared to October and 5% on a year-to-date basis. Average price also grew 5% m/m, while flat ytd.

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Topics: Press Releases, Used Trucks, class 8 trucks, medium duty truck, commercial vehicle sales data, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, american truck and trailer, transportation industry news, used commercial truck, used truck values commercial, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 38% M/M, 56% Y/Y and 52% YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 19, 2019 1:04:08 PM

New US trailer orders of 21.2k were down 43% month-over-month in November, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 19.8k dropped 38%, after hitting their fourth consecutive sequential rise in October. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 56% year-over-year and 52% compared to the first 11 months of 2018, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. However, the report reminds readers that the year-over-year comparison is to the second-highest order month in history.

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Topics: logistics, Trailers, Press Releases, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, 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

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: Likelihood of Heavy Vehicle Market Recovery in 2021 Tempered

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 11, 2019 9:44:45 AM

According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer production volumes have been trimmed for 2020, and expectations of a recovery starting in 2021 have been tempered. Additionally, current order softness and excessive inventory building in the medium duty sector contributed to forecast reductions in the next two years for that segment, as well.

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Topics: freight, logistics, 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, heavy duty truck, class8, class 8 truck engines

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: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Nov 27, 2019 1:53:32 PM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an accelerating pullback in build rates, as freight market conditions remain at a low ebb. While less cliff-like, MD market indicators continue to support a modest correction into 2020.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, 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, HeavyDuty, heavy duty truck, north american trailer, 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

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