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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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: October’s Volume and Price Indices Hit Record Highs

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that October’s volume reading surged to the highest level since March 2011 at 75. “Seasonally adjusted, the volume index was 75 but this was a record level for our survey,” noted Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst. Twenty-nine percent of […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: September’s Productivity index shows highest reading since March 2011

Posted on 12. Oct, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that September’s Productivity reading, a measure of industry utilization, advanced again sequentially, and marked the highest level reported since March 2011. “Seasonally adjusted, the productivity reading of 63 was up from 61.6 in August and the 57.3 year-to-date average,” noted Tim Denoyer, ACT […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: August’s Volume index reading advanced by ten points from July

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that August’s freight volume reading advanced for the eighth consecutive month to 67.0, actual and seasonally adjusted. August’s freight reading represents an almost 10 point jump above July and 4 points above the year-to-date average. Please note that the survey was conducted in […]

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