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Database Terms & Definitions

What is a commercial vehicle production database?

A commercial vehicle production database is a structured set of data aggregated to make data management and model building for forecasting, budgeting, and planning easier, and more accessible. Databases often hold multiple data points with significant history to create consistent, efficient forecast models. ACT Research collects commercial vehicle production information directly from the OEMs including market and business indicators (dating back to 1996) like new and net orders, cancellations, backlog, build, inventory, factory shipments, and retail sales.

What is a commercial vehicle used truck database?

A commercial vehicle used truck database is different than a production database. A used commercial truck database records different statistics based on sales recorded at various dealerships throughout the country that make a composite of the total used value commercial trucks bring. These records include month/year of the transaction, total units sold by class, average selling price, average mileage, average age (month/year of the original production), as well as the method of sale (auction, retail, wholesale). ACT Research has a record of over 700,000 used truck transactions from 1996. With over 20% of the used commercial truck market dealerships sharing their data, ACT offers a robust database and used truck report to covering classes 3-8 sales.

What is a commercial trailer production database?

A commercial trailer production database is a structured set of data aggregated to make data management and model building for forecasting, budgeting, and planning easier, and more accessible. Databases often hold multiple data points with significant history to create consistent, efficient forecast models. ACT Research collects commercial trailer production information directly from the OEMs within the Trailer Industry Control Group (TICG). The TICG represents over 80% of the factory shipments of the U.S. trailer industry. This data including market and business indicators (dating back to 1996) like new orders, cancellations, backlog, build, inventory, factory shipments, and retail sales. ACT collects this information back 0n trailer type including dry vans, reefer vans, platforms, low beds, dumps, tanks, containers, chassis, and dolly, converter gear.

What is a freight database?

A freight database is a structured set of data aggregated to make data management and model building for forecasting, budgeting, and planning easier, and more accessible. Databases often hold multiple data points with significant history to create consistent, efficient forecast models. ACT Research collects freight and volume data directly from industry sources and participants including ATA Truck Tonnage Index, DAT Truckload Spot Rate (Aggregate, Net Fuel) composite by ACT, DAT Contract Rate (Aggregate, Net Fuel) composite by ACT, Cass Shipment Index, Cass Expenditures Index, Cass Intermodal Price Index, LTL Tonnage, NA Port Total Loaded Container Activities, NA Loaded Container Import Activity, NA Loaded Container Export Activities, East/Gulf Coast Loaded Container Import Activity, West Coast Loaded Container Import Activity, IATA International Air Freight and Volumes, IATA International Air Freight and Capacity, US BTS Truck Trade Value: Exports to Canada, US BTS Truck Trade Value: Exports to Mexico, US BTS Truck Trade Value: Imports from Canada, US BTS Truck Trade Value: Imports from Mexico, US BTS Truck Trade Value: CN & MX total, BTS Rail Trade Value: CN & MX total, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Canadian National Railroad, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Kansas City Southern Railroad.

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