Commercial Vehicle & Transportation

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ACT Research publishes 18 regular reports to provide market data, industry analysis, and forecasting to businesses in the commercial vehicle and transportation industries. Get access to the data your business needs today.

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ACT Research is known for industry expertise and ease of accessibility to our clients. For over 30 years ACT Research has been the leader in commercial vehicle forecasting partnering with OEMs to give businesses the ability to “peek around the corner” and see the short and long-term progressions of the commercial vehicle market.

ACT Research is the trusted source for commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other business members of the commercial vehicle industry. ACT Research aggregates information from public and private databases, examines various economic trends, and utilizes years of industry experience to forecast the short and long term of the industry. The short-term forecast gives businesses an opportunity to plan tactically for sales, expenses, and other variables. The long term forecasts provide valuable information about the future state of the industry, allowing businesses to plan for the long term vitality of their business. In short, we provide information that helps major businesses better understand and plan the future of their business.

ACT Research clients subscribe to the report(s) that best meet their needs. All reports are housed in a client portal that subscribers have access to. New clients are onboarded into the ACT system, walking them through their accessibility in the portal, given an overview of the report(s), and identifying key metrics they might monitor for their specific business. As the reports are published, our clients receive an email notification. The reports and accompany databases are accessible 24/7/365.

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Monthly Data Flow

On a monthly basis, ACT Research collects monthly market indicator data from North American commercial vehicle OEMs. We consolidate, analyze, and use that data to publish relevant commentary and forecasts, which we offer for purchase by subscription to industry stakeholders. In addition, ACT Research aggregates information from public and private databases, examines various economic trends, and utilizes years of industry experience to forecast the short and long term of the industry. The short-term forecast gives industry constituents an opportunity to plan tactically for sales, expenses, and other variables. The long-term forecasts provide valuable information about the future state of the industry, allowing businesses to plan for long-term vitality. In short, we provide information that helps major organizations better understand and plan the future of their business.

Market Data, Insights, & Analysis

FORECAST REPORTS

Our OUTLOOK reports forecast include North America Commercial Vehicles (CVs) and Chinese CV, Freight Rates and Volumes, and On-Highway CV Engines.

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STATE of the INDUSTRY

Our State of the Industry reports break down the current key market indicators monthly, as well as providing large historical databases dating from 2000.

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DIGEST REPORTS

Our Digest series reports are high-level overviews of the transportation, trucking, alternative fuels, and commercial vehicle dealer markets.

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DATABASES

Our Databases, both independent and associated with our reports, are high-value sources for use in our reports and analysis.

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FORECAST REPORTS

ACT Research produces five forecast reports published at regular intervals. Most well known is the best-in-class N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK Report. The N.A. CV OUTLOOK is ACT’s cornerstone report, informing manufacturers, suppliers, and investors of the 1-5 year forecast. Published on the 10th of each month (unless the 10th falls on a Saturday or Sunday), this report has been a staple for the market for more than two decades.

Other forecast reports include:

In addition to the reports, N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK and Freight Forecast customers are eligible for OUTLOOK Webinar Series and OUTLOOK Seminar attendance.

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORTS

OEM REPORTED DATA

Once the OEMs have reported their data, ACT Research releases preliminary numbers before finalizing this information in the form of 5 reports

These reports are a 30-day snapshot of the market(s) and focus on key market indicators. Additionally, these reports are accompanied by various databases specific to the reports. These databases date from 1996, allowing clients to build their own models and use ACT’s N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK as a benchmark.

DEALER REPORTED DATA

Another State of the Industry publication is the U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8 report. Rather than data being reported by OEMs, CV dealers from throughout the country report their monthly used truck sales data. ACT aggregates this data to identify:

  • sales (units)
  • average sale price
  • average age
  • average miles

With more than 20% of all used truck transactions being processed, the Used Truck report is a great compliment to the production-based SOI reports.

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DIGEST REPORTS

ACT publishes four digest reports for those busy business owners and corporate executives. These reports are designed to be short but information-rich reports that focus on the key take-aways of the respective markets. While these reports aren’t of benefit for all segments of the market, they are very valuable for specific segments.

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DATABASES

ACT Research produces five additional databases to benefit the market. These databases focus on freight and economic sectors and are available independent from a report purchase.

  • Publicly Traded Truckload Carrier Database
  • Publicly Traded Less-Than-Truckload Carrier Database
  • Freight Database
  • Premium Freight Database
  • Economic Database

These databases are beneficial in model building and analysis. The indicators in these databases are also utilized by ACT research in our internal analysis as we forecast and build our internal models.

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Combined Years of Experience

Our team is a trusted and experienced collective of commercial vehicle and transportation professionals.

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Awarded the 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award for Forecast Accuracy

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Monthly and/or Quarterly Reports

Publishing multiple monthly and quarterly reports and databases for the benefit of our clients and the market.

We provide data and information that is critical to understanding the markets and their future.

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I would recommend ACT Research to anyone that’s looking for in-depth insight into what’s happening in the commercial vehicle markets. The expertise and knowledge that goes into the service they provide, there’s not a better solution, in my opinion, for commercial vehicle data than ACT Research.”

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Marketing Manager, Mahle