ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y and 30% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y and 30% YTD New US trailer orders of 18.6k were up 4% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 14.7k units, down 6% from March. Year-to-date, net orders are 37% below last year, according to this month’s issue of [...]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y and 30% YTD2019-05-23T08:05:09-04:00

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; Trade an Obvious Factor to Freight Markets

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; Trade an Obvious Factor to Freight Markets In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. The trade war with China, which had been put on the back [...]

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; Trade an Obvious Factor to Freight Markets2019-05-22T16:16:50-04:00

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are at Cycle Highs, Trailer Orders Are Weak

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are at Cycle Highs, Trailer Orders Are Weak According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build remain at cycle highs, but signs are multiplying that the market momentum will start declining during the second half of this year. At the same time, net [...]

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are at Cycle Highs, Trailer Orders Are Weak2019-05-20T16:43:18-04:00

ACT Research: April 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders Down 7% from March and 38% Below Last Year; Volume of 14,500 Units Lowest Since July 2017

ACT Research: April 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders Down 7% from March and 38% Below Last Year; Volume of 14,500 Units Lowest Since July 2017 ACT’s preliminary estimate for April 2019 net trailer orders is 14,500 units. Final volume will be available later this month. Our methodology allows us to generate a preliminary estimate [...]

ACT Research: April 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders Down 7% from March and 38% Below Last Year; Volume of 14,500 Units Lowest Since July 20172019-05-20T10:24:12-04:00

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Pricing Index Drops Considerably, While Supply-Demand Balanced Remains Loose, Overall Industry Conditions Slowing

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Pricing Index Drops Considerably, While Supply-Demand Balanced Remains Loose, Overall Industry Conditions Slowing

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Pricing Index Drops Considerably, While Supply-Demand Balanced Remains Loose, Overall Industry Conditions Slowing2019-05-20T10:25:16-04:00

ACT Research: Demand Strength and Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for North American CV Industry

ACT Research: Demand Strength and Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for North American CV Industry According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, April’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower.

ACT Research: Demand Strength and Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for North American CV Industry2019-05-20T10:26:13-04:00

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD in April

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD in April Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 5% month-over-month in April, following an uptick in March, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the [...]

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD in April2019-05-15T09:43:52-04:00

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in 2H’19

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in 2H’19 According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will increasingly pressure rates and by extension, trucker [...]

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in 2H’192019-05-14T11:36:40-04:00

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research released the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook2019-05-10T14:04:13-04:00

Freight Forecast – The Rollover

ACT has been involved in the freight sector for decades, but for the past year we have been investing time and energy in developing the ACT's Freight Forecast report. The report analyzes data from around the freight sector, focusing on the links between the equipment manufacturing side of the equation and freight rates. The report is [...]

Freight Forecast – The Rollover2019-05-10T14:06:10-04:00