Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn

Tim Denoyer was asked to provide a guest article for DAT. In the post, he shared his thoughts and insights on the freight market and what been happening over the last 12 months. The freight market has been soft for almost a year, and in our view, slid into freight recession in the first half [...]

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn2019-08-02T08:22:37-04:00

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, June data, showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, falling to 43.2 (SA) in June, from 46.7 in May. The June Pricing Index, at 43.8 (SA), recovered a [...]

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish2019-07-19T11:26:33-04:00

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn ACT Research released the July installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn2019-07-12T12:16:50-04:00

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: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20% from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69% from year-ago June’s very tough comparison. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for June, [...]

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June2019-07-03T08:15:16-04:00

The Rollover

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 [...]

The Rollover2019-06-24T16:11:28-04:00

Breaking Down the Truckload Cycle.

Breaking Down the Truckload Cycle. The historical truckload cycle gives insights into the current truckload environment and what to anticipate as we measure demand and supply of the freight market. The Classic Cycle of the U.S. Truckload Sector

Breaking Down the Truckload Cycle.2019-06-24T15:45:39-04:00

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: What Impact on Freight Rates from Pre-Tariff Freight Surge?

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: What Impact on Freight Rates from Pre-Tariff Freight Surge? ACT Research released the June 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: What Impact on Freight Rates from Pre-Tariff Freight Surge?2019-06-06T17:02:17-04:00

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