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: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, June’s Class 8 order broke the string of falling order volumes, with the opening of 2020 order books, garnering a 19% rebound. While better orders slowed the rapid backlog decline, the situation is [...]

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection2019-07-18T08:24:33-04:00

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years ACT’s preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- [...]

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years2019-07-17T08:45:03-04:00

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month-over-month in June, the third consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. [...]

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month2019-07-15T16:34:31-04:00

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

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Dropped 1% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 8% M/M and 17% YTD

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Dropped 1% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 8% M/M and 17% YTD The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in May was virtually flat, dropping just 1% month-over-month. Longer term, prices were up 10% year-to-date and 6% higher compared to May of 2018, according [...]

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Dropped 1% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 8% M/M and 17% YTD2019-07-01T10:45:08-04:00

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns China’s economy is likely to give less support to the heavy and medium truck markets in the short term, despite the government’s efforts to ensure steady economic growth with a ramp-up of tax cuts and infrastructure [...]

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns2019-06-25T08:16:12-04:00

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in May, Down 54% Y/Y & 40% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in May, Down 54% Y/Y & 40% YTD  

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in May, Down 54% Y/Y & 40% YTD2019-06-25T08:14:08-04:00