ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the [...]

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice2019-07-11T14:12:54-04:00

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; CV Industry Nearing Inflection Point

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; CV Industry Nearing Inflection Point In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from strong 2018 growth. The economy was already moderating as tailwinds from the end-of-2017 tax cuts diminished, but other caution [...]

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating; CV Industry Nearing Inflection Point2019-06-24T14:52:50-04:00

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are Near-Record Highs, Signs of Decline Are Showing

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are Near-Record Highs, Signs of Decline Are Showing According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build are starting the summer at near-record high levels, but evidence supporting a change in direction continues to accumulate. At the same time, the medium duty market was [...]

ACT Research: While Class 8 Measures Are Near-Record Highs, Signs of Decline Are Showing2019-06-24T09:17:38-04:00

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: 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