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No matter your role or responsibilities — from shipping to investing — you’re making high-stake decisions that directly impact your business. You want those decisions to be informed by the most accurate commercial vehicle and transportation market research.
ACT Research provides first-source data straight from the North American commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (NA CV OEMs). We aggregate information from public and private databases and the examination of various economic trends, never from lagging registration data. Real-time relevance and accuracy is critical, and can radically upgrade your enterprise analytics.
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Carriers, fleets, and owner-operators gain insight into the future production of Class 8 trucks, spot and contract rates, freight volumes, used truck pricing, payback on new technology applications, and more for your business needs.
Brokers use Act Research data to understand capacity, production, and rate trends, and how those trends will impact their shipping customers. Companies like C.H. Robinson, Uber Freight, and Redwood Logistics use ACT Research data to educate their customers.
Shippers use ACT Research’s aggregated data to help them better understand the carriers that haul their freight. They also use it to forecast shipping costs for their product. With this market data, shippers can be more strategic about planning, budgeting, and negotiating rates.
Be the first to inform management about the current health of the industry. Determine market share and keep track of changes in competitive dynamics.
Track progression and visualize the future with the most accurate data. Create models, assess risk, and support your research.
Make operational decisions that impact portfolio and fleet size with confidence. Guide smart, cost-effective planning and forecasting.
Don’t see your role?
That doesn’t mean we don’t support it. We have supported hundreds of use cases over our more than 250 years of combined experience.
Transportation industry experts come to ACT Research.
WSJ Economic Consensus Forecast
ACT Research is a contributor to the WSJ Economic Consensus Forecast, providing keen insights on benchmarks, market analysis, and short- and long-term forecasting.
Blue Chip Economic Indicators
As a contributor to the Blue Chip Indicators, ACT Research was awarded the 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Award for the most accurate economic forecast (over a four-year period).
DAT Freight & Analytics Partnership
DAT and ACT Research have partnered to enhance both organizations' service offerings. ACT forecasts DAT spot and contract rates for dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed trailers.
Cass Information Systems Partnership
ACT Research and Cass Information Systems have partnered to provide insights on freight rates and volumes to the transportation market.
Historical & Current Market Data
Since 1986, North American OEMs have been providing key market indicator data directly to ACT Research. Gain access to historical data, current month data, and analysis of the market with our State of the Industry series of reports.