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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

ACT: COVID-19 Impact Severity Peaks, Potential for Recovery Emerging

North American and global economies are experiencing the most severe COVID-19 impacts but second half recovery potential is emerging, according to the ACT Research Transportation Digest. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 97% M/M, 99% Y/Y

April net U.S. trailer orders of 209 units were down 97% month-over-month and 99% below the previous year, according to ACT Research's State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. read more

ACT: April CV Data Lowest in Decades, Shows Full COVID-19 Impact

Class 8 net orders at their lowest level since September 1995 and medium-duty orders at their worst in a decade, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report. read more

ACT: Preliminary April Net U.S. Trailers Orders Down 97% M/M, 98% Y/Y

Preliminary April net U.S. trailer orders were 250 units, an all-time monthly low for the industry, according to ACT Research. read more

U.S. Trailer Production Facing Massive Retrenchment in Production Levels

The U.S. trailer industry has shifted from the production/capacity challenges of the last three years to a massive retrenchment in production levels, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. read more

ACT Freight Forecast: Bottoming Process Begins for Trucking Cycle

ACT’s May Freight Forecast reported container imports falling 20% from January to March, with similar year-over-year declines likely into the summer. read more

ACT: April Used Class 8 Volumes Down 8% M/M and 5% Y/Y, Up 10% YTD

April preliminary used class 8 volumes fell 8% month over month and 5% year over year but remained 10% above the first four months of last year. read more

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