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ACT Research: April CV Data Showing Full COVID-19 Impact, Data Lowest in Decades

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 20, 2020 12:13:02 PM

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, COVID-19 was in evidence across the commercial vehicle statistics in April, with Class 8 net orders at their lowest level since September 1995 and medium-duty orders at their worst in a decade. 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, 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, trucking, heavy duty truck, class8

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer April Preliminary Net Orders of 250 Trailers, as Fleets Dramatically Reduce Investment Plans

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 19, 2020 3:04:04 PM

Preliminary April net U.S. trailer orders were 250 units, an all-time monthly low for the industry. Volume was 97% down from March and 98% below the same month last year.

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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: 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: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Contracted M/M and Y/Y in April, but Remained Positive YTD

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on May 13, 2020 5:00:06 PM

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) contracted 8% month-over-month in 2020’s fourth month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes fell 5% compared to April 2019, but remained 10% above the first four months of last year.

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

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

N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on May 8, 2020 11:20:25 AM

Gaining insights into specific commercial vehicle manufacturers' production, sales, and market share is what makes the State of the Industry: N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build & Retail Sales report so popular. Through this report, subscribers gain access to more granular detail than in the N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles report. The N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales report is a monthly state of the industry report that covers the building of and retail sales of Classes 5, 6, 7, and 8 trucks for North America. This report will supply vital information to create an understanding of the current month's build, retail sales, as well as year-over-year and year-to-date information relative to classes 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively. With a subscription comes access to various support materials via an online report dashboard at actresearch.net including:

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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck, engine

N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on May 7, 2020 11:44:44 AM
To give greater clarity to the entirety of the North American market data, ACT Research publishes the N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country report. This is a monthly State of the Industry report that reviews the market statistics of Classes 5-8 trucks for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, allowing for greater granularity than in ACT's N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles report. Statistics reviewed in the N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country report covers year-to-date and current month data, with views of industry performance, and export Classes 5-8 as well as monthly market indicators by country for Class 5 and Classes 6-7 chassis and Class 8 trucks and tractors: backlog, build, inventory, new orders, cancellations, net orders retail sales, Class 5 and Classes 6-7 segmented by Trucks, Buses, RVs, and Step Vans, Class 8 segmented by tractors with and without sleepers and trucks with and without sleepers. With a subscription comes access to various support materials via an online report dashboard at actresearch.net including:
  1. PDF of Current Month Report 
  2. Tables including:
    1. Classes 5-8 All Geographies
    2. Build & Sales Days per Month
    3. Monthly Market Indicators - U.S., Canada, Mexico, Export
  3. Graph pack complete with 140+ graphs covering:
    1. Annual Statistics
    2. Annual Statistics N.A. Tractors, Straight Trucks
    3. U.S. Class 5, 6-7, 8
    4. U.S. Class 5-7
    5. U.S. Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
    6. Canada Class 5, 6-7, 8
    7. Canada Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
    8. Exports Classes 6-7, 8
    9. Exports Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
    10. Mexico Classes 6-7, 8
    11. Mexico Class 8 Tractors, Straight Trucks
  4. Glossary of Terms and Definitions
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Topics: freight, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, 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, heavy duty truck

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: COVID-19’s IMPACT OF SHUTDOWNS AND RESTARTS

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the North American commercial vehicle market, as well as the global economy, addressed the spiraling pandemic with shutdown announcements, but the report continued by preparing readers for the restarting phase to come.

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Topics: CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases, 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, heavy duty truck

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