ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volumes Picked Up, But Supply-Demand Balance Loosened in January

Posted on 21. Feb, 2019 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an improvement in freight volumes and truck productivity in January, after a soft finish to 2018. The Volume Index rose to 52.0 in January, from 49.0 in December. Regarding the supply-demand balance reading, Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst commented, “The recovery in […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Index and Supply-Demand Balance Both Below Neutral for Second Consecutive Month

Posted on 21. Jan, 2019 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index still in negative territory, below the 50 neutral mark, in December, at 48.1. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 44.3 on a seasonally-adjusted basis.     “The volume softness was likely due in part to the unusual tariff-related inventory build that […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Index and Supply-Demand Balance Both Below Neutral in November

Posted on 18. Dec, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index dropping into negative territory, at 48.1, in November, for the first time in 27 months (50 is neutral). The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 45.2 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. “Volume softened in November, after a strong October reading,” said Tim Denoyer, […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume and Productivity Rise in October

Posted on 20. Nov, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, from 50.1 in September. The strong increase in the Volume Index and the downtick in the Capacity Index both pressed the balance higher, now showing some tightness returning to the trucking industry. This […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: September Volume Slows, Balancing Capacity

Posted on 23. Oct, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance falling to 50.1 on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, from 55.3 in August. The 8.4pp m/m decrease in the Volume Index more than offset the 3.2pp sequential drop in the Capacity Index, leading to an essentially balanced market by this measure. “The […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Industry Responding to Strong Demand

Posted on 24. Sep, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance falling to 55.3 on a seasonally adjusted basis in August from 56.9 in July. The 3.9pp decrease in the Volume Index more than offset a 2.5pp decrease in the Capacity Index, relative to July. “The August result is below the […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Supply-Demand Balance Improves in July

Posted on 27. Aug, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an increase in the supply-demand balance, rising to 58.0 seasonally-adjusted in July, from a 54.0 reading in June. “Both freight volumes and rates improved in July from June on a seasonally-adjusted basis. However, capacity growth also picked up, keeping the July supply/demand balance less tight than […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Supply-Demand Balance Reversed Direction in June

Posted on 19. Jul, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance falling to 54.0 on a seasonally adjusted basis in June from 60.9 in May. This reverses much of the April/May rebound, amid both softer volume and faster capacity growth that loosened the market balance at the margin. “The drop in June left the […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Supply-Demand Balance Shows Contract Season Progressing Well for Fleets

Posted on 20. Jun, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance building on its return to positive territory last month, following an anomalous dip onto the negative side of the ledger in March. May’s reading was 61.4 (seasonally adjusted), up from 59.6 in April but slightly below the twelve-month average of 62.3. “The May […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Contract Rates Expected to Continue Rising into 2018

Posted on 15. Dec, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that the freight index rose faster than the capacity index for the eleventh consecutive month, allowing the supply-demand balance to climb to the second highest reading ever recorded. “The wide spread between freight and capacity additions bodes well for continued strength in freight […]

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