ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new truck inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains [...]

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast2019-06-10T16:00:58-04:00

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Softened in May

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Softened in May Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,800 units in May, dropping 27% from April, but down a more significant 70% from year-ago May. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for May, including final order numbers, will [...]

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Softened in May2019-06-04T22:26:57-04:00

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue growing in 2019, before an anticipated drop late in the [...]

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors2019-05-30T12:43:54-04:00

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: 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: 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: Economy Strong, but Growth Moderating – Mixed Signals for CV Industry

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. While slower growth is expected, the danger signals that were flashing at the start of the year have largely moderated, no longer signaling imminent danger. [...]

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Growth Moderating – Mixed Signals for CV Industry2019-05-10T14:07:11-04:00

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Dipped Slightly from March to April, Hitting a 31-Month Low

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down 57% from year-ago April. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-May.

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Dipped Slightly from March to April, Hitting a 31-Month Low2019-05-10T14:08:27-04:00

ACT Research: CV Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength And Stagnating Freight Growth

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, “’Almost exactly as expected’ would be a reasonable phrase for February’s crop of heavy truck data, particularly given well-behaved cancellations, steady build rates, and an order-to-build imbalance that is keeping backlogs falling from high levels.” Source: HubSpot Blog Import

ACT Research: CV Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength And Stagnating Freight Growth2019-03-19T11:11:44-04:00