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ACT Research’s Freight Forecast Indicates Tightness May Persist

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst for ACT Research, said, “freight recovery will still likely continue next year, when equipment will become a greater capacity bottleneck.” read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Forecasts Upgraded in October

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward in September, ACT’s front-of-the-cycle forecasts were marked up across the board again in October. read more

ACT Research to Release New Report on Commercial Electric Vehicles in 2021

ACT Research revealed plans for a new multi-client study focusing on electrification of the commercial vehicle industry to be released in 2021. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Class 8 Orders Rise 145% Y/Y in September

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in September were 31,100 units, which were up 60% from August and 145% compared with September 2019, according to ACT Research. read more

Forging Ahead: The Evolution of Transportation in the COVID-19 Age

Brian Scott

The world has changed dramatically in just a year. From the way people work and go to school to the way they shop, travel and spend leisure time, COVID-19 has reshaped how many industries do business and challenged many to... read more

ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Driver Shortage

The latest release of ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. read more

ACT: ‘Perfect Storm’ of Positives Causes Sharp Upgrades in CV Expectations Since May

According to ACT Research, the unforeseen robustness of a “perfect storm” of positives into late spring and summer following the initial shock of COVID-19 shutdowns and other mitigation efforts has resulted in sharp upgrades in commercial vehicle expectations since May. read more

ACT: K-Shaped Recovery for U.S. Economy, V-Shaped Recovery for Freight Economy

The U.S. economy is recovering in a K-shaped pattern, meaning some segments are enjoying a more V-shaped recovery, while others are mired on an L-shaped trajectory, according to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 49% M/M, 160% Y/Y

Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 29,000 units were up 46% versus July and 96% better year-over-year, according to this month’s ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT Research Reveals K-Shaped Economic Recovery for Commercial Vehicle Orders

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the U.S. economy is recovering from the early-year pandemic-driven shutdowns but on a K-shaped trajectory rather than the earlier speculated V, U or L-like paths. read more

ACT Research: China’s CV Markets Report Sales Upticks in Q2

China’s heavy and medium commercial vehicle markets reported an uptick in sales during Q2/20, versus the ground lost from the severe setback in Q1/20 due to the COVID-19 virus, according to ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT: August Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Jump Almost 50% From July

Preliminary information for August from ACT Research indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 27,500 net orders for the month, a 46% improvement from July and more than 150% better than August of last year. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Volumes Rise 46% Y/Y in August, Flat on M/M Basis

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) were flat month over month in August, according to the latest preliminary data from ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes rose 46% compared with August 2019 and were up 21% when measured against the first eight months of last year. read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Markets ‘Surprisingly Strong’

ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook showed while other areas of the economy continue to suffer, North American commercial vehicle market metrics returned positive indicators. read more

ACT’s Freight Forecast: Recovery Into Constrained Capacity Drives Rates to New Highs

ACT Research released the September installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst of ACT Research, said, “higher freight rates are a one-way bet at this point.” read more

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