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ACT 2020 Commercial Vehicle Forecasts Marked Up in July

ACT Research forecasted a commercial vehicle uptick due to $6 trillion in stimulus, better than expected economic activity, boosted freight rates and preliminary June metrics that were well above trend. 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 Rate Improvements Power Spike in June Class 8 Net Orders

According to ACT Research, preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in June were 16,000 units, rising 139% from May and 23% compared with June 2019. read more

ACT: May Used Truck Sales Volume Down 12% M/M, Price and Miles Up

ACT Research reported used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes dropped 12% month-over-month in May, while price and miles rose 2% and 1%, respectively. read more

ACT: Setbacks for China’s CV Markets in Q1, Some Segments to Improve in Q2

According to ACT Research, China’s commercial vehicle markets suffered a severe setback due to COVID-19, but the truck portion has shown a significant recovery in Q2/20. read more

ACT: U.S. Economy Improves in April, CV Industry Looking Toward Recovery

ACT Research data showed improvements in the state of the economy with reopenings since late April representing the first steps toward economic recovery. read more

ACT: COVID-19 Impact Continues, Data Showing Improvement

COVID-19 continues to depress economies, with June marking the fourth month of the most severe business cycle downturn since the Great Depression, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: May Data Rebounds After “Worst Readings” In History

May data from ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed significant improvement in all five diffusion index measures tracked. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 29% M/M, Down 71% Y/Y

ACT Research reported May net U.S. trailer orders improved significantly since April but remain 71% below May 2019 levels. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 7,400 units were up 29% versus April. read more

ACT: May Commercial Vehicle Data Shows Pandemic’s Mark

According to an ACT Research report, the economy continues to reopen after falling sharply the past few months. Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst at ACT Research, noted that “the economic recovery currently underway is thin and heavily subsidized.” 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: May Data Show Depth of Supply Chain Disruption in CV Industry

ACT Research preliminary May NA Class 8 net orders were up 56% from April but down 38% year over year, while NA Classes 5-7 market orders improved 5.3% month-over-month, despite being down 57% from the year-ago. read more

ACT Forecast: CV Production to Fall 66%, Engine Demand Muted in Tandem

Truck and tractor production volumes are forecast to fall precipitously in 2020, and with them the demand for engines, according to ACT Research and Rhein Associates. read more

ACT: Economic Growth in Post-COVID-19 Forecast

ACT Research predicted that the economy will transition from contraction to growth over the course of Q3/20 and Q4/20. read more

ACT: April Used Truck Metrics Down 15% M/M, Up 8% YTD

Used Class 8 same dealer April sales dropped 15% month-over-month and 7% year-over-year but held onto an 8% year-to-date gain. read more

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