What are ACT's Research Commercial Vehicle Data & Collection methods?
ACT Research collects Classes 5-8 vehicle data including backlog, build (production), inventory, new order, cancellation, net order, factory shipment, and retail sales statistics monthly from all major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers.
On a monthly basis, ACT Research collects monthly market indicator data from North American commercial vehicle OEMs. We consolidate, analyze, and use that data to publish relevant commentary and forecasts, which we offer for purchase by subscription to industry stakeholders.
First, we publish preliminary net orders, which we ask for by the end of the 2nd business day of the month (for the previous month’s orders) from the OEMs. This data (currently Class 5, Classes 6-7, and Class 8) is provided back to the OEMs, as well as to our subscribing customers.
Second, the monthly market indicator data from the prior month is submitted to ACT by the close of business on the 15th of each month or the first business day thereafter. Once we receive input from all of the OEMs, we publish the data (flash) with the full reports following as soon as we can practicably process them, typically within 24 hours. With this data, ACT publishes the following reports:
- State of the Industry: N.A. Classes 5-8
- N.A. OEM Classes 5-8 Build and Retail Sales Report
- N.A. Classes 5-8 Vehicles by Country
- N.A. Classes 5-7 Bus Report
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