From 12 months out, the ACT Research Freight Forecast report was 98.7% accurate in predicting the aggregate DAT spot rate, ex-fuel, in Q2’22.
What allows ACT Research to be so accurate in forecasting freight rates? We understand the capacity of the freight market better than anyone. Since 1986, ACT Research has been working directly with OEMs as they discretely 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 growing Used Truck database, our award-winning economist, and years of industry experience, and you get a best-in-class outlook for the transportation market.
Key Items Covered Monthly in the Freight Forecast:
- ACT Class 8 Tractor Sales Forecasts
- Cass Shipments Index Forecasts
- Cass Truckload Linehaul Index® Forecasts
- DAT Dry Van Spot Rate Forecasts
- DAT Refrigerated Spot Rate Forecasts
- DAT Flatbed Spot Rate Forecasts
- LTL Tonnage and Yield Forecasts
- Intermodal Load and Rate Forecasts
- US Economic Forecasts
The ACT Freight Forecast provides quarterly forecasts for the direction of volumes and contract rates through 2022 and annual forecasts through 2023 for the truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal segments of the transportation industry. For the truckload spot market, the report provides forecasts for the next twelve months. The ACT Research Freight Forecast provides an unprecedented look at the future of freight rates to help businesses in transportation and logistics management plan for the future with confidence.
With this report, you will receive freight rate and volume forecasts for truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal, with an 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.