We’re a Team of Economists, Analysts, and Researchers Committed to Providing High-Quality Data and Information to our Clients

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

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We Provide Businesses with Data and Analysis

We provide regularly updated forecasts of N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles, China Commercial Vehicles, Classes 5-8 On-Highway Engines, and Freight Rates and Volumes.

We produce regular market data reports and databases covering the N.A. Classes 5-8 vehicles, U.S. used trucks Classes 3-8, U.S. trailers, economy, and other market segments.

ACT Research is engaged numerous times per year for consulting and special projects. These range from due diligence to TCO model building, fleet utilization models, and more.


Combined Years of Experience

Our team is a trusted and experienced collective of commercial vehicle and transportation professionals.


Award Winning Forecasters

Awarded the 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award for Forecast Accuracy


Monthly and/or Quarterly Reports

Publishing multiple monthly and quarterly reports and databases for the benefit of our clients and the market.

We provide data and information that is critical to understanding the markets and their future.

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Awards & Recognition

2019 Lawrence R. Klein Blue Chip Award for Forecast Accuracy 2015-2018

Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast

Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council

National Excellence Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook

USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters

Trusted Partner & Contributor of Leading Institutions

Finger On The Pulse

ACT Research has its “finger-on-the-pulse” of the commercial vehicles industry like few others. As the trusted partner of LMC Automotive and the Chinese State Information Center, and contributor to the Blue Chip Financial and Wall Street Journal Consensus Economic Forecast, we provide keen insights on benchmarks, market share analysis, short- and long-term strategic planning, and capacity planning because of our deep understanding of the vehicle demand cycle. As a contributor to The Blue Chip Economic Indicators, ACT was awarded the 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award for the most accurate economic forecast from 2015-2018.

ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis, and forecasting services for the North American market. The ACT Research staff is committed to data quality & integrity, in-depth analysis, and timeliness. Our winning forecast is recognized as the industry standard.

Founded in 1986 with the goal of improving and expanding North American commercial vehicle analysis in order to promote a better understanding of the transportation industry, ACT Research is highly regarded as the “go-to” firm for market data and analysis. By working directly with commercial vehicle manufacturers, ACT Research collects and confidentially shares timely market and performance data that provide a comprehensive look at the industry’s past and present performance, with an in-depth analysis of future expectations. Our analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as fleets, new market entrants, infrastructure suppliers, banking, and investment companies.

Our staff includes experts in the commercial vehicle and transportation industry and award-winning economists. Additionally, we’ve developed strategic alliances with experts that increase our ability to provide value-added services to our clients.

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I would recommend ACT Research to anyone that’s looking for in-depth insight into what’s happening in the commercial vehicle markets. The expertise and knowledge that goes into the service they provide, there’s not a better solution, in my opinion, for commercial vehicle data than ACT Research.”

Jeff Trent

Marketing Director

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