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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

ACT Forecasts COVID-19 Impact on Global Economies, CV Demand Through 2021

ACT Research predicts commercial vehicle demand will transition in 2021 from COVID-19’s negative impacts into a meaningfully better situation in 2022. read more

ACT: April Classes 5-7 Net Orders Down 50% M/M, 69% Y/Y

Preliminary NA Classes 5-7 net orders fell 69% in April compared to a year ago and dropped 50% below the March order intake. read more

ACT: Trucking Order Intake Down 72% Y/Y, 46% M/M

April’s preliminary NA Class 8 net orders fell to 4,100 units, down 46% from March and 72% lower on a year-over-year basis. read more

ACT: COVID-19’s Impact on N.A. Commercial Vehicle Market

The North American commercial vehicle market addressed the pandemic with shutdown announcements, but also prepared readers for the restarting phase to come. read more

ACT: March Used Truck Metrics Flat M/M, Longer-Term Sales Up 5% Y/Y

Used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes dropped 1% month-over-month in March, with longer-term sales rising 5% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets, but What’s Next?

The pervasive negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major downward shift on ACT Research’s views of the heavy-duty market for 2020. read more

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 29% YTD Through February 2020

Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first two months of 2020 gained 29% year-to-date over 2019, according to ACT’s Alternative Fuels Quarterly. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index Volumes Lowest in Survey’s 10-Year History

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed further contraction for both volumes and freight rates, now at 42.4 and 43.2 respective diffusion index readings. Productivity, while neutral at 50.0, likely was supported by the temporary pantry-stocking phenomenon. read more

ACT: March CV Data Transitional, Full COVID-19 Impact Not Visible in Data

Truck transportation showed relatively strong performance on restocking activity into the end of March, making ACT Research’s data largely transitional. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 43% M/M, 51% Y/Y

March net U.S. trailer orders of 7,600 units were down 43% month-over-month and 51% below the previous year, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Contracted 8% M/M in March

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes contracted 8% month-over-month in March, according the latest preliminary report by ACT Research. read more

ACT: COVID-19 Grip Remains Tight on Global Economies and CV Demand

The continued spread of COVID-19 over the past month has resulted in freefalling GDP assumptions, and by extension freight volumes, carrier profits and expectations for commercial vehicle demand, according to ACT Research. read more

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