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

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

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Anticipating Accelerating Pullback in Build Rates

ACT Research: Heavy Duty Market Anticipating Accelerating Pullback in Build Rates According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, 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, medium duty market indicators continue […]

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

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

ACT Research: NA Medium Duty Demand Slowed, while Class 8 Order Intake Improved in October

ACT Research: NA Medium Duty Demand Slowed, while Class 8 Order Intake Improved in October Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 22,100 units in October, up 74% from September, while Classes 5-7 orders fell 12% m/m, to 16,400 units. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for […]

Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest

Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest   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.

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, but Up 13% Y/Y and 27% YTD in August

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, but Up 13% Y/Y and 27% YTD in August US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first eight months of 2019 gained 27% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. […]

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Dropped 18% Y/Y, with Prices Decreasing and Miles and Age on the Rise

ACT Research: Used Truck Sales Dropped 18% Y/Y, with Prices Decreasing and Miles and Age on the Rise Used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes returned to a downward trajectory in September, falling 5% m/m and erasing a portion of August’s 9% improvement, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. […]

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate a pullback in build rates, as market conditions continue to deteriorate. While less cliff-like, MD market indicators continue to support a modest correction into 2020.