Commercial Vehicle & Transportation

N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK

ACT’s N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK is the premier forecasting report for the commercial vehicle and transportation markets. This best-in-class report includes our award-winning North American economic forecast, review and forecast of the medium- and heavy-duty truck and trailer sectors, and review of transportation and regulations. Get access to the most trusted forecast in commercial vehicles.

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North America Commercial Vehicle Outlook

ACT’s North America Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK is the premier report of its kind. Since 1986, ACT Research has been working directly with OEMs as they discreetly share their data and information, allowing ACT Research to have an unprecedented level of understanding of the commercial vehicle market. Couple this data with our award-winning economist, robust databases, and years of industry experience, and you get a best-in-class outlook for the industry. The N.A. CV OUTLOOK is a robust report that forecasts the future of the commercial vehicle industry, looking at the next 1-5 years, with the objective of giving OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, fleets, carriers, dealers, and the investment community the information they need for planning in a deeply cyclical industry. The report provides a complete overview of North American commercial vehicle and transportation markets, taking a deep dive into relevant demand drivers, pivoting on current market activity (from orders and backlogs to production and commercial truck sales), before arriving at unit forecasts for different vehicle classes (Classes 5-8).

The information included in this report covers medium- (Classes 5-7) and heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks and tractors, trailers, the macroeconomies of the US, Canada, and Mexico, information on carrier profitability trends, freight and intermodal considerations, and regulatory environment impacts.

“I would recommend ACT as your number 1 ‘go to’ source for industry forecasts and just general industry knowledge…You cannot follow this industry, be part of this industry without knowing what ACT Research is saying….”

Mike Zimm

BMO Commercial Finance

More Than A Report

In addition to the report, subscribers gain access to:

  • PDFs of Previous Two Months Reports
  • Production Summary Tables of Classes 4-8 Vehicles
  • Production Summary Tables of Trailer Types
  • Classes 5-8 Retail Sales and Production Outlook

  • Population and Scrappage 1990-2024

  • 75+ Presentation Ready Graphs

  • Regulatory Environment Information
  • Glossary of Terms and Definitions
  • Forecasting 101 Workshop Recording

Presentation Ready Graphs

One of the most beneficial yet underrated added benefits to a subscription is the Graph Pack. Updated monthly, we pre-build 75 presentation-ready graphs for your benefit. With our decades of experience, we’ve pre-built the various scenarios needed for executive-level presentations.

Class 8 Tractor Dashboard

ACT Research has developed a proprietary Class 8 tractor dashboard to measure the dynamics of the Class 8 market. Utilized in the report for our client’s benefit, this dashboard is one of the key benefits of this report. Hear from ACT President & Senior Analyst, Kenny Vieth, on key aspects of the dashboard, how it aids forecasting, and why it’s such a powerful indicator tool.

Class 8 Tractor Dashboard Breakdown & Overview
Predictive Power of the Tractor Dashboard
Order & Production Lead Time Insights

Need More Actionable Intelligence?

Below are recommendations of complimentary reports and databases for analysis and understanding of the transportation and commercial vehicle markets. These reports provide additional data and insights to better understand the commercial vehicle supply to the market, plus freight and transportation data. Utilizing these together can provide additional value.

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