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ACT Research: For-Hire Trucking Index Capacity Rising

According to ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, August volume was flat and productivity was down, with the supply-demand balance and capacity rising marginally. read more

ACT Research: Inflation on the Rise as Potential Recession Continues to Loom

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report, persistent inflation, continued interest rate hikes and the potential for recession remain overarching themes. read more

ACT Research: August Class 8 Sales Increase 43% M/M, Decrease 15% Y/Y

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) increased 43% month over month in August but were 15% lower compared to August of 2021. read more

ACT Research: Despite Likely Recession, Factors Continue to Dull a Sharper Downturn

According to ACT Research, forecasts this month remain unchanged from last month. Demand remains healthy, production remains constrained by supply chain disruptions and tight labor markets, and freight rates and volumes managed to squeeze out small improvements. read more

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Net Orders Surpass 21K Units in August

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 net orders in August were 21,600 units, while North American Classes 5-7 net orders were 18,400 units. read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Continues to Invest in Low Carbon Initiatives

According to a report published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the commercial vehicle industry continues to invest in initiatives toward new powertrains and lower carbon emissions from CV fleets. read more

ACT Research Shifts Forecasts Lower, Anticipates Inbound Recession

In the latest release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported shifts — both higher and lower adjustments, but in aggregate, lower still — in forecasts last month to incorporate an inbound recession. read more

Use Class 8 Retail Sales, Prices, Miles and Age All Decline M/M in July

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were down 10% month over month in July. Average prices and miles were down 1% and 0.4%, respectively, compared to June, with average age down 7% month over month. read more

ACT Research Holds Seminar on Decarbonization and Autonomous Technology

ACT Research began its 67th annual seminar on Aug. 23 with a discussion reception. The seminar is focusing on the potential impact of decarbonization and autonomous technology on commercial vehicles and on-highway transportation. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Tractor Dashboard Remains on Downbeat in June

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest. the top line on the Class 8 tractor dashboard was unchanged in June, marking the fourth month of moderately downbeat readings. read more

ACT Research: Trucking Volume and Productivity Looking Up

According ACT Research’s latest For-Hire Trucking Index, volume and productivity are up, with the supply-demand balance in July rising, as the increase in volume outweighed the increase in capacity. read more

ACT: Inflation, Supply Chain Disruption and Potential Recession Remain Themes

Surging inflation, the Fed hiking interest rates into a potential recession and supply chain disruptions remain overarching themes in the commercial vehicle market, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report. read more

ACT Research: New EPA Standards Could Drive Largest Prebuy Ever

According to a new prebuy analysis from ACT Research that analyzes new standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, the new standards will likely result in the largest prebuy ever. read more

July Used Class 8 Sales Fall 8% M/M, 47% Y/Y

Used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month over month and 47% year over year in July, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report published by ACT Research. read more

ACT Research Fine-Tunes Downturn Forecasts

ACT Research shifted its forecasts last month to include an inbound recession, while this month’s forecast changes were characterized by smaller adjustments, both higher and lower, as the shape of the downturn forecasts were fine-tuned. read more

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