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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: July Used Truck Metrics Show Volumes Up YTD, Average Price, Miles and Age Down

Class 8 same dealer sales volumes were up 13% year to date against the first seven months of 2019, with average price, miles and age all below July 2019 year-to-date rates and down 15%, 1%, and 8%, respectively, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in July

July net U.S. trailer orders of 18,851 units were a significant improvement (up 40%) from June’s uptick and well above July 2019’s level (up 80%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 20 thousand units were up 26% versus June and 44% better year-over-year, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: North American Class 8 Net Orders Hit Nine-Month High in July

Supported by strong U.S. tractor demand, NA Class 8 net orders rose to a nine-month high in July according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report. read more

ACT‌ ‌Research:‌ ‌Spot‌ ‌Rates‌ ‌Rise‌ ‌30%‌ ‌Y/Y‌ ‌

Tom‌ ‌Denoyer,‌ ‌vice‌ ‌president‌ ‌and‌ ‌senior‌ ‌analyst‌ ‌for‌ ‌ACT‌ ‌Research,‌ ‌stated‌ ‌that,‌ ‌“A‌ ‌freight‌ ‌ recovery‌ ‌amidst‌ ‌a‌ ‌driver‌ ‌shortage‌ ‌has‌ ‌driven‌ ‌an‌ ‌acutely‌ ‌tight‌ ‌truckload‌ ‌market,‌ ‌with‌ ‌spot‌ ‌rate‌ ‌ measures‌ ‌up‌ ‌30%‌ ‌y/y.”‌ ‌ read more

ACT: July YTD Class 8 Sales Up, Average Price, Miles & Age Down

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) grew 16% month-over-month in July, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: CV Forecasts Upgraded for 2020

Commercial vehicle forecasts for 2020 were marked up across the board in August, according to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, which cites the uptick as a result of a robust “perfect storm” of positives in late spring and summer. read more

ACT: Spot Rate Spike Arrives, Contract Rate Increases Following Soon

In the August installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report, ACT Research forecasted rates for the next 12 to 15 months, noting that spot rate measures are up 30% year over year. read more

ACT: Preliminary Data Show Orders for NA Classes 5-8 Vehicles at Six-Month High

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in July were 20,300 units, rising 27% from June and up 98% compared with July 2019, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Dealer Sales Volume in H1/20 Down 6%

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes in the first half of 2020 were up 6% year to date against the first half of 2019, with average price down 15%, miles down 2% and age down 7% compared with June 2019 year-to-date rates. read more

ACT Research: Economic Path Forward Will Be ‘Choppy’

According to its latest Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest report, ACT Research expects “a choppy economic path forward.” read more

ACT Research: Rise in COVID-19 Cases Threatens Commercial Vehicle Recovery

According to ACT Research, the tug of war between positive and negative influences on the business environment and trucking reached a pivotal juncture at the end of June, but escalation in new COVID-19 cases since mid-June threatens to abort this nascent recovery. read more

ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index Continues Rebound in June

According to the ACT Research’s June For-Hire Trucking Index, there was continued and significant improvement in the diffusion index measures tracked. June’s Volume Index rose to 70.4 from 19.3 in April and 50.2 in May. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Significantly Improve in June

According to ACT Research, June net U.S. trailer orders totaled 13,441 units, marking a 333% increase from May and an 112% increase from June 2019’s level. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders were up 117% vs. May and 41% better on a year-over-year basis. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Fall 22% Through May

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2020 dropped 22% year to date compared with the same period in 2019, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. read more

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