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: Heavy Duty Market Anticipating Accelerating Pullback in Build Rates2019-11-13T12:15:08-05:00

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 Freight Forecast: TL Contract Rates Turn Lower with More to Go2019-11-11T16:49:15-05:00

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 [...]

ACT Research: NA Medium Duty Demand Slowed, while Class 8 Order Intake Improved in October2019-11-06T10:09:42-05:00

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.

Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest2019-10-31T15:33:46-04:00

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: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, but Up 13% Y/Y and 27% YTD in August2019-10-30T09:33:45-04:00

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: Used Truck Sales Dropped 18% Y/Y, with Prices Decreasing and Miles and Age on the Rise2019-10-28T15:38:00-04:00

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.

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets Continue to Deteriorate2019-10-28T12:15:19-04:00

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 2020 According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is moving from 2019 peak activity in sales and build into a substantial correction in 2020. Activity for the total MD market was jumbled in August, confirming the dichotomy of the various [...]

ACT Research: Class 8 Regression to the Mean Coming in 20202019-10-25T14:24:47-04:00

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 73% M/M, but Down 68% Y/Y and 54% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 73% M/M, but Down 68% Y/Y and 54% YTD New US trailer orders of 21.6k were up 44% month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 18.6k hit their third sequential increase in ten months, rising 73% from August, but down 68% compared to September of 2018. [...]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 73% M/M, but Down 68% Y/Y and 54% YTD2019-10-25T11:10:48-04:00

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Bottoming Process Underway?

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Bottoming Process Underway? The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed an even stronger surge than July, with the Volume Index up to 59.6 (SA), from 47.6 in August. The September Pricing Index rebounded as well, if to a lesser degree, rising to 52.2 (SA), from [...]

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Bottoming Process Underway?2019-10-23T17:03:15-04:00