Forcecast Reports

ACT Research is known for forecast reports for the commercial vehicle industry. With 6 reports, ACT covers a wide array of topics vital to the CV market.

ACT North America 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.

Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast

The Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast is a joint publication of ACT Research and LMC Automotive. This report is produced quarterly and provides a comprehensive and succinct overview of the Medium and Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle sectors.

ACT Freight Forecast

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.

The types of business 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.

Other businesses are using this report to inform them of business cycle timing, planning and budgeting. Employment, procurement, and financial modeling.

If your business is interested in taking the North America Commercial Vehicle Outlook, we also recommend:

  • Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast (with LMC)
  • ACT Freight Forecast: U.S. Rate & Volume Outlook
  • NA On-Highway Engine Outlook
  • SOI: NA Classes 5-8 Vehicles
  • SOI: Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country
  • SOI: Build and Retail Sales by OEM
  • SOI: U.S. Trailers
  • U.S. Economic database
  • Public TL Carrier Database
  • Public TL Carrier Database
  • Freight Metric Database

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast are OEMs and component suppliers with interest in global, investors interested in global commercial vehicle OEMs and component suppliers.

The Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast (GCVF) is a quarterly report produced in collaboration with LMC Automotive since 1998. Where ACT’s NA Outlook monthly forecast report provides a deep-dive on the NA medium and heavy-duty market place, the GCVF provides a clear and concise view of commercial vehicle demand by country, by region, and by OEM. The GCVF track’s production in 28 countries and sales in 42 covering 70 brands in forecasts that extend 7 years on a quarterly basis and 10 years in total. Those forecasts are supported by in-depth macroeconomic commentary as well as insights into factors affecting production and sales. In addition to the report and commentary, the GCVF is supported by a quarriable pivot table that allows users to derive their production and sales answers with minimal keystrokes.

Other businesses are using this report to inform them of financial modeling, business cycle timing, planning, and budgeting including employment, procurement, etc.

 

If your business is interested in taking the Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast, we also recommend:

  • NA CV Outlook
  • China CV Outlook
  • Economic Database

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT Freight Rate Forecast are those businesses that are Logistics (3PL, 4PL), Transportation, Shippers, and Financial Services.

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 this 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.

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.

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.

ACT 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.

Natural Gas and 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 business that should be interested in the North America On-Highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook are those businesses 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 NA Outlook monthly report drills down to forecasts by vehicle type, the Engine Outlook take the top-line MD and HD forecasts from the 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.

Other businesses are using this report to inform them of strategic planning for businesses with under-the-hood products impacted by shifts in engine spec’ing as well as financial modeling.

If your business is interested in taking the NA. On-Highway Commerical Vehicle Engine Outlook should consider:

  • NA CV Outlook
  • Global Commercial Vehicle Forecast (with LMC)
  • SOI: NA Classes 5-8 Vehicles report
  • SOI: Build and Retail Sales by OEM
  • U.S. Economic Database

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.

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 alt 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

Plus:

  • 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.

If your business is interested in taking the China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, we also recommend:

  • Global CV Outlook
  • ACT North American CV Outlook
  • ACT Economic Database

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly are those businesses that are involved in the development or adaption of alternative fuels and energy solutions.

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 Quarterly Engine Outlook. Additionally, we share an overview of the past alternative fuel news, special information about alternative fuel developments. This report comes Iwith 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 Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly, we also recommend:

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.

US New Trailer Components and 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.

The types of business 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 component and raw material-specific data.

If your business is interested in taking the U.S. New Trailer Components and Raw Materials Forecast, we also recommend:

This report is available for purchase by selecting the Subscribe button below, or by clicking the link HERE.