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ACT RESEARCH IS THE LEADER IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION MARKET DATA, INDUSTRY ANALYSIS, & FORECASTING SERVICES FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKETS.

ACT Research provides market data, industry analysis, and forecasts to the transportation and commercial vehicle industries.

ACT hosts 5 events per year as part of our OUTLOOK Webinar Series sponsored by Penske Transportation Solutions.

OUTLOOK Seminar 64 will be held February 23-25, 2021 and presented via livestream broadcast. ACT’s seminars are held twice per year for the benefit of our clients and the industry as a whole. Attendees to our events include industry leaders and decision-makers to OEMs, suppliers, transportation, and investment firms in the commercial vehicle industry.

With over 250 years of combined industry experience, ACT Research is the leader in commercial vehicle and transportation data and analysis.

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As the industry leader in commercial vehicle research, forecasting, & data aggregation, ACT Research has worked with dozens of organizations as consultants to address specific challenges and questions.

ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a Member of the WSJ Economic Panel and the 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy.

View, follow, or request our staff to speak at your conference, industry event, or business meeting. ACT Staff speaks over 75 times per year throughout the industry.

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

ACT Research: October 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 20% year-to-date against […]

ACT Research: CV Demand Reaping Rewards of COVID-Related Services-to-Goods Substitution

ACT Research: CV Demand Reaping Rewards of COVID-Related Services-to-Goods Substitution In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported even before the pandemic plunge in Q2, there was never serious doubt that the demand for commercial vehicles would rise in 2021.

ACT Research: 2020 Has Been a Roller Coaster Ride for Motor Carriers, Across the Board

ACT Research: 2020 Has Been a Roller Coaster Ride for Motor Carriers, Across the Board According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, from big fleets to owner-operators, and their vocational counterparts, motor carriers across-the-board have ridden a down-and-up roller coaster this year.

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

ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a second consecutive month of record tightness. October’s Volume Index was flat at 70.7 (SA), while Pricing dropped two points to 69.2, but still a top-decile result. With capacity and driver availability in contraction […]

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

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Improvement in October October net US trailer orders of 54,691 units posted another sequential improvement, up nearly 7% from September’s rise and well above October 2019’s level (up 70%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 57k units were up 9% versus September and 52% better year-over-year, […]

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand Continues Strong Upward Trend

ACT Research: N.A. Commercial Vehicle Demand Continues Strong Upward Trend According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the pandemic’s toll has not been evenly distributed across the US economy. Transportation is one segment that has fared better than others, and that, in turn, has spurred a revival in […]

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

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Data for October Shows YTD Sales Up, With Average Price, Miles and Age All Lower Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10% month-over-month in October, but are 10% higher year-to-date compared to the first ten months of 2019, according to the latest preliminary release of the […]

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Moves from Historical Low in April to Third Best in October

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Moves from Historical Low in April to Third Best in October According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, after sinking to the lowest point in history in April, net trailer orders have continued to improve throughout the summer and into fall.

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