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ACT: Freight Recession is Here; Eventual Spot Upturn Possible

In the July installment of the of its Freight Forecast, ACT Research maintained its view that truckload and intermodal contract rates will fall this year due to overcapacity and weak freight demand. read more

ACT: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

According to ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but deteriorating freight and rate conditions still suggest caution. read more

NA Medium & Heavy-Duty Volumes Rise Incrementally in June

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 13,100 units in June, gaining 20% from May’s three-year low, but down a significant 69% from year-ago June’s very tough comparison. read more

ACT: Used Truck Prices Drop 1% M/M, Rise 10% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in May was virtually flat, dropping just 1% month-over-month. However, prices were up 10% year-to-date, according the ACT Research’s State of the Industry. read more

Report: Chinese CV Truck Market Softening

China’s economy is likely to give less support to the heavy and medium truck markets in the short term, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Drop in May, Down 54% Y/Y

New US trailer orders of 15.5k were down 16% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 10.5k units, down 28% from April, according to the ACT Research State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Moderating

ACT Research released its latest Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, which noted that the economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from strong 2018 growth. read more

ACT: Class 8 Measures Near-Record Highs, But Signs of Decline Appear

According to the latest ACT Research Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build are starting the summer at near-record high levels, but evidence supporting a change in direction continues to accumulate. read more

ACT Research: All For-Hire Trucking Metrics, Except Capacity, Fall in May

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity being the lone exception. The Pricing Index fell to 38.8, the lowest in survey history. read more

ACT: Class 8 Demand Strong, but Freight Metrics Softening

According to the latest ACT Research State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, May’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to surprise on the low side. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall M/M, Y/Y & YTD in May

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 14% month-over-month in May, the second consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary numbers from ACT Research’s State of the Industry. read more

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast

According to ACT Research’s latest North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, large new truck inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the right call. 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: NA Medium & Heavy-Duty Volumes Drops 70% Y/Y in May

According to ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,800 units in May, dropping 27% from April, but down a more significant 70% from year-ago May. read more

ACT: US Trailer Orders Easing, But Production Remains Robust

According to this quarter’s ACT Research Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders have eased since November of 2018, but order weakness is not indicative of fleets’ unwillingness to invest. read more

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