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ACT Research: Rising CV Demand Forecasts Represent Pull-Forward of Cyclical Expectations

ACT Research: Rising CV Demand Forecasts Represent Pull-Forward of Cyclical Expectations In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the company increased its forecasts earlier this month across the board.

ACT Research: Motor Carriers Enjoying Volume Growth and Pricing Power

ACT Research: Motor Carriers Enjoying Volume Growth and Pricing Power According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, motor carriers, especially, are enjoying a period of volume growth and pricing power that would have been considered nearly impossible to achieve, though welcome, from an April 2020 vantage point.

ACT Research: September Used Truck Metrics Show Volumes Remain Up YTD, with Average Price, Miles and Age Down for the Same Time Period

ACT Research: September Used Truck Metrics Show Volumes Remain Up YTD, with Average Price, Miles and Age Down for the Same Time Period According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes were up 24% year-to-date against […]

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. September’s Volume Index rose to 70.7 (SA), while Pricing hit 71.3, a two-year high. With capacity and driver availability […]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in September

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in September September net US trailer orders of 51,208 units were a significant improvement (up 82%) from August’s uptick and well above September 2019’s level (up 174%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 52k units were up 77% versus August and 140% better year-over-year, […]

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand for 2021 Not on the “Worry” List

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand for 2021 Not on the “Worry” List According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, there are any number of concerns regarding the economy in coming months, but one thing that definitely can be crossed off the worry list is commercial vehicle demand […]

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data for September Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data for September Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were virtually flat month-over-month in September, up just 1%, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks […]

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Tightness May Persist

ACT Research Freight Forecast: Tightness May Persist ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report.

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