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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

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

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in August were 19,500 units, down 4% from July but up 75% based on a year-ago comparison, according to ACT Research. The NA Classes 5-7 market had orders of 19,400 units, up 16% month over month but 2% below their year-ago August volume. read more

ACT Research: COVID-19 and Regulations Impacting CV Engine Demand

According to ACT Research and Rhein Associates, economic indicators in recent months suggest the worst of the COVID-19 impact is in the rearview mirror. The report also explained the impact regulations will play on future commercial vehicle engine/powertrain demand. read more

ACT Research: Freight Markets Less Impacted by COVID-19 than General Economy

Freight markets continue to be less impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic than the economy at large and a vaccine is seen as the key to unlocking a more broad-based recovery, according to the most recent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest by ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: COVID-19 Only One Risk to CV Forecasts

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, COVID-19 is just one of several factors that could impact commercial vehicle forecasts now and in the foreseeable future. read more

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

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