Commercial Vehicle, Transportation, & Economic

Speaking and Presentations

The ACT Research team of analyst and economist speak more than 75 times per year at industry event, conferences, executive level leadership meetings, and investment meetings.

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ACT's team of analysts and economists.

Kenny Vieth


Kenny is in demand as a speaker on Class 8, trailers and the economy and has been recognized with several industry awards and recognition for his work.

Steve Tam


Steve is an expert in Classes 5, 6, 7 heavy duty, Classes 3-8 Used Truck markets, and is often the speaker of choice for the HDMA, and UTA’s Economic outlook.

Jim Meil ACT Research

Jim Meil


Jim is an award-winning economist and expert industry analyst speaking on a variety of topics. Jim is booked regularly by groups such as AGMA, HDMA, and TTMA.

Tim Denoyer. ACT Research

Tim Denoyer


Tim is an industry expert on freight rate, volumes, and transportation as well as analysis of the machinery and auto sectors. Tim has recently spoken for NATSO and the TCA.

Frank Maly


Frank is an industry expert speaker on the transportation industry and the trailer industry in particular. Frank has recently be a presenter to IMTA and Greater Indiana Clean Cities.

Ann Rundle


Ann’s expertise lies in the understanding, research, and analysis of electrification and autonomous vehicles. Ann is a long-time engineer and can provide great insights into emerging technologies.

“As consulting economist and researcher for the National Private Truck Council, Kenny Vieth is highly regarded and respected in the private fleet community as the foremost authority and premier expert on trucking economics and trends. Kenny has been a featured keynote speaker many times at the Council’s Annual Conference and Private Fleet Management Institute, earning top ratings and enthusiastic praise from audiences of fleet managers and supplier/vendor specialists representing a broad spectrum of industries and markets. He is always a star at our show!”

Gary Petty, National Private Truck Council

Past and Future 2021 Speaking Engagements

Quarter 1:

  • AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting – Jim Meil
  • HDMA Pulse Webinar – Steve Tam & Jim Meil

Quarter 2:

  • TTMA Annual Convention – Jim Meil
  • Global Transportation & Industrial Conference – Kenny Vieth
  • NPTC Annual Conference – Ann Rundle

Quarter 3:

  • Ritchie Bro’s Inside Edge Transportation Panel – Steve Tam
  • Intermodal Expo 2021 – Tim Denoyer
  • HDMA Pulse Webinar – Steve Tam & Jim Meil – Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1PM ET

Quarter 4:

“Since 2007, the used truck industry, as well as the Used Truck Association (UTA), has made considerable strides to be recognized in the entire trucking industry. One of the key factors that has helped us become recognized is Steve Tam of ACT Research, who has lead the UTA with his analysis and reporting of used and new trucks, as well as the economy and how it relates to these vehicles. For a number of years now, Steve has spoken at the UTA’s annual convention about our industry. He brings a great deal of education, information and professionalism. We have speakers come and go, however, Steve always remains stationary with the UTA.”

Rick Clark, Used Truck Association

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“Jim Meil has served as the resident expert on the economy and forecasting for executive-level attendees at our Annual Meeting for over ten years. His content is always tailored to the audience and industries represented and is always relevant to the current economic and political climate. Jim consistently delivers important takeaways that the audience can put into action immediately and is always one of our highest ranked speakers on our annual survey. He is a pleasure to work with and is always responsive, helpful, and respectful of deadlines to keep our program timelines on track.”

Leah Lewis, AGMA

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