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ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates Slip Amid Strong Holiday Freight

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed improvement in for-hire freight volumes and utilization, with 55.5 and 52.3 respective diffusion index readings, both up four points from November. read more

ACT: 2019 U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 51% Y/Y

New U.S. trailer orders of 18,400 were down 13% month over month in December, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 17,700 dropped 11%. read more

Recession Depends on Definition: U.S. Economy Poised for 1.8% Expansion

ACT Research projected that the U.S. economy is poised to expand by 1.8% in 2020. read more

ACT Achieves 98% Accuracy Truckload Spot Rate Forecasting in 2019

ACT Research’s truckload spot rate forecasts achieved 98% accuracy on average in 2019. read more

December Trailer Net Orders Full-Year 2019 Less than Half 2018 Volume

Trailer manufacturers booked just under 205,000 net trailer orders in 2019, this 51% year-over-year decline represents the lowest volume recorded since 2011. read more

ACT: Used Class 8 Volumes and Prices Rise M/M, Drop 14% YTD

ACT Research reported preliminary used Class 8 volumes increased 8% month-over-month in December 2019, but volumes dropped 3% compared to December of 2018. Year-to-date preliminary volumes dropped 14%. read more

Preliminary Class 8 Orders Up 14%M/M in December

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December 2019 were 20,000 units, up 14% from November and down just 6.5% from year-ago December. read more

Demand, Supply & Timing Drive Weak Commercial Vehicle Forecast

ACT Research noted that three factors are at work in the weak outlook for heavy commercial vehicles in the coming two years: demand, supply and timing. read more

ACT: Tough Times Coming in 2020 for Class 8 Market

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, carrier profitability and by extension Class 8 demand are heading toward tougher business conditions in 2020. read more

ACT: Used Truck Sales, Down 16% YTD, Return to Trend

After an anomalous sequential gain in October, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes returned to trend in November, falling 35% month over month, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT For-Hire Trucking Index: Utilization Shifts into Reverse in November

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with November data, showed relatively neutral readings on for-hire freight volumes and rates and a slight contraction in for-hire capacity. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 56% Y/Y

New U.S. trailer were down 43% month-over-month in November and dropped 38% after hitting their fourth consecutive sequential rise in October. read more

ACT: Tougher Conditions Ahead for Medium and Heavy-Duty Markets

According to ACT Research, the prosperity of the year we are leaving will transition to tougher medium and heavy-duty market conditions in 2020. read more

ACT: Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down 56% Y/Y

ACT’s preliminary estimate for November indicates that trailer orders were down 39% from October’s volume, down 56% year over year and just under half year to date. read more

ACT: Likelihood of Heavy Vehicle Market Recovery in 2021 Tempered

Expectations for the Class 8 and trailer production volumes have been trimmed for 2020 and expectations of a recovery starting in 2021 have been tempered, according to ACT Research. read more

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