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ACT Freight Forecast: Stronger-for-Longer Peak, with a Series of Inflationary Events

The ACT Freight Forecast indicated that freight markets remain tight as we enter peak season with unprecedented containership backlogs. The chip shortage is easing but continues to slow equipment capacity growth. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Metrics Moderating, but Still Healthy

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with June data, showed a slowing in volumes, pricing moderating at a high level, and a still-strong supply-demand balance. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Driver Shortage in July

ACT Research’s July For-Hire Trucking Index showed an across-the-board downtick in the diffusion indexes after a record surge in June. July’s Volume Index fell six points to 64.3 (SA), while pricing and productivity were at 60.3 and 61.5, respectively. read more

ACT Forecast: Pandemic Creates Driver Shortage, Pulls Rate Cycle Forward

The July ACT Freight Forecast reported that a near-term driver shortage combined with low truck production will see the medium-term trend moving higher on tighter supply and recovering demand. read more

ACT Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Accelerates, Rate Rebound at Risk

Freight market stabilization progressed this month with a strong rebound in spot rates, according to the June ACT Freight Forecast. read more

ACT Freight Forecast Reflects COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

ACT Research lowered its freight expectations as the complexity of the manufacturing restart becomes clearer. ACT expects spot rates to drop more than 20% in April/May from March. read more

ACT Updates Freight Forecast for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

ACT Research adjusted its Freight Forecast in response to COVID-19. The outlook for capacity is tighter, as financial volatility will likely further lower new equipment purchasing. read more

ACT Achieves 98% Accuracy Truckload Spot Rate Forecasting in 2019

ACT Research’s truckload spot rate forecasts achieved 98% accuracy on average in 2019. read more

ACT Forecast: Possible Short-Term Pre-Ships to Off-Set Future Tariffs

ACT Research released its June installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK. The forecast predicts a short-term pre-ship ahead of the threatened tariffs on the remaining $300+ billion of China imports. read more

ACT: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook for May

Freight remains soft and Class 8 sales on “on fire” according to the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast. read more

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