ACT Research: Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 market-leading indicators continue to erode, in concert with deteriorating freight volumes and rates, even as mid and downstream data points remain robust.
5 Take-Aways: HoS Proposed Changes With the much anticipated hours-of-service proposed rule changes announced, ACT Research team breaks down the 5 take-aways as well how this will impact carriers.
ACT Research: Key Risk to N.A. CV Market Forecasts Is Trade War with China According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the key risk to all commercial vehicle market forecasts remains the on-again trade war with China.
ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Fourth Consecutive Month Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 2% month-over-month in July, the fourth 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: Heavy Duty Markets at the Edge of the Precipice According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current data and anecdotes make a strong case that the heavy duty vehicle markets are at the edge of the precipice.
July 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders jump 65% Versus June but 66% Lower than Last Year; OEMs Post Volume of 9,900 Units
July 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders jump 65% Versus June but 66% Lower than Last Year; OEMs Post Volume of 9,900 Units ACT’s preliminary estimate for July 2019 net trailer orders is 9,900 units. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 3% of the final [...]
ACT Research August Freight Forecast: Trade Policy Weighs on Forecasts as Freight Downturn Persists ACT Research released the August installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.
ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Contract in July Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,200 units in July, down 21% from June and the lowest monthly order tally since February 2010. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for July, including final order numbers, will [...]
ACT Research: Heavy Truck and Trailer Industries Heading for Market Correction in 2020 In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the heavy truck and trailer industries are heading for a market correction in 2020, even as the US economic picture remains largely unchanged, aside from concerns about trade and [...]
ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales [...]