ACT Research is known for our award-winning forecasts, providing long-term outlooks for the commercial vehicle, transportation, and freight markets. We forecast freight rates and volumes, Class 8 and medium duty production, commercial trailer builds, and the North American economies.
N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK
A monthly report analyzing the North American Commercial Vehicle markets. In the report is a robust review of the North American Economy (Canada, United States, Mexico), Medium and Heavy Duty Market Activity, the U.S. Trailer industry, as well as transportation and equipment briefs.
Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate & Volume OUTLOOK
Freight forecasting service bridges ACT’s leadership in commercial vehicle and economic analysis and ACT’s transportation industry expertise, providing an innovative and comprehensive view of supply and demand in trucking markets. The purpose of this monthly report is to provide visibility to industry professionals across the supply chain on the future of freight transportation economics to assist industry professionals with their planning and budgeting, and as a guide to negotiating freight rates.
China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK
A quarterly report that reviews the macroeconomics of the Chinese economy, as well as deep dive into the transportation environment and industrial policies impact the Chinese commercial vehicle industry.
The types of businesses that should be interested in the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK are those businesses in the commercial vehicle industry supply chain, as well as those investing in manufacturers in the OEM supply chain.
The OUTLOOK is a monthly report providing an in-depth overview of current commercial vehicle market activity and factors influencing demand. The report culminates in quarterly (2 years) and annual (5 year) forecasts. Drilling deeper, the Outlook starts with by-country North American economic overviews before pivoting to sections on current market activity for MD vehicles, HD trucks and tractors, and the U.S. Trailer market. From there, the report examines additional factors influencing demand including freight market activity, trends in used equipment valuations, and where the industry stands in relation to the regulatory pipeline. The forecasts in the report are broken into the specific segment’s vehicle types. For the medium-duty Classes 5-7 market, trucks, buses, and class A recreational vehicles are forecast. For heavy-duty Class 8, the forecast is split into a matrix of vocational trucks and tractors, with and without sleepers. The U.S. trailer market forecast breaks the market into major trailer types, with whole market aggregates for Canada and Mexico.
If your business is interested in taking the N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, we also recommend:
- Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate & Volume OUTLOOK
- N.A. On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK
- SOI: N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles
- SOI: N.A.Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country
- N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales
- SOI: U.S. Trailers
- U.S. Economic Database
- Public TL Carrier Database
- Public TL Carrier Database
- Freight Database
- Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast (with LMC)
With this report, you will receive freight rate and volume forecasts for truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal. In-depth market analysis of capacity and demand for each segment as well as analysis of related markets including last mile and port activity. We have also included a carrier profitability analysis, and, most importantly, a guide to negotiating freight rates.
Other businesses are using the Freight Forecast report to inform them in preparation for business planning and budgeting. Additionally, businesses are utilizing this report for supply and demand analysis to understand freight rate outlook.
If your business is interested in taking the ACT’s Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK, we also recommend:
The types of business that should be interested in the ACT China Commercial OUTLOOK are those businesses that are interested in transportation fuel/energy, the manufacture of alternative fuel for commercial vehicles, those supplying equipment or financing to companies using, considering, or developing alternative fuel equipment/commodities/infrastructure.
With this report, you will receive:
- Macroeconomic analysis – current data and forecasts
- Transport environment & industrial policies
- Analysis of current MD and HD truck markets
- Vehicle forecasts (by quarter for the current year and five-year annual forecast)
- Competitive landscape
- Published with the China State Information Center (SIC)
Additionally, a monthly flash is available the last week of each month (except months when full report is published) and includes:
Wholesale data by:
- OEM and type
- market share %
- fuel and type
- tonnage or length
- monthly bulk commodity information
- a usage explanation sheet
- 40+ PowerPoint graphs
Other businesses are using this report to inform them of business cycle timing, planning, and budgeting. Employment, procurement, and financial modeling.
N.A. On-Highway Commercial Engine OUTLOOK
A quarterly report on the historical trends, current activity and forecasts of engine demand in on-highway commercial vehicles.
US New Trailer Components & Raw Materials Forecast
This quarterly report reviews the current market and forecast highlights, a 5-year annual projection, as well as short and long term factory shipment forecasts.
Alternative Fuels Quarterly
A quarterly report covering the price of alternative fuels and natural gas, information related to alternative fuels infrastructure, equipment, retail sales, and other important happenings.
The types of businesses that should be interested in the North America On-Highway Commercial Vehicle Engine OUTLOOK are those manufacturers in the commercial vehicle engine production supply chain and any company following the investment value of engine OEMs and their suppliers.
The Engine OUTLOOK is a quarterly report produced in collaboration with Rhein Associates. Where ACT’s N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK monthly report drills down to forecasts by vehicle type, the Engine OUTLOOK take the top-line MD and HD forecasts from the N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK report and breaks the market down by engine displacement. In addition to a 5-year forecast by engine displacement and captive versus independent market share, the report spends considerable time tracking the pipeline of new engine developments by OEM for medium and heavy-duty markets and by fuel-type.
If your business is interested in taking the NA. On-Highway Commerical Vehicle Engine OUTLOOK should consider:
The types of businesses that should be interested in the ACT U.S. New Trailer Components and Raw Materials Forecast are those businesses those manufacturers in the trailer production supply chain and any company following the investment value of trailers and trailer OEM suppliers.
With this report, you will receive a one-page, quick-read executive highlight of the current trends in the trailer market, as well as forecast highlights. Additionally, we provide quarterly forecasts for the current and following year as well as annual forecasts for the current and next 5 years. The report also analyses the trailer industry by components and raw materials, structural components and undercarriage components.
Other businesses are using this report to inform them of the current trailer market and forecasts, inform purchasing, scheduling, and inventory decisions as well as components and raw material-specific data.
With this report, you will receive trends, forecast, analysis, and details about alternative fuel prices, infrastructure, Class 8 NG retail sales (current and forecast), alternative fuel equipment/R&D, and highlights from ACT’s N.A. On-Highway Commercial Engine OUTLOOK. Additionally, we share an overview of the past alternative fuel news, special information about alternative fuel developments. This report comes with a spreadsheet linked to regulatory information with details of the current and pending regulations that will impact alt fuel-powered CV demand.
Other businesses are using this report to inform them of the current state of the alternative fuels landscape, the adaption outlook, and infrastructure development.
If your business is interested in taking the Alternative Fuels Quarterly, we also recommend: