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Inflation Could Call for Higher Interest Rates

According to ACT Research's Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, the longer inflation remains elevated, the more aggressively the Fed will respond with higher interest rates. read more

Freight Rates and Supply-Demand Balance Decrease

According to ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, the supply-demand balance and volumes have decreased recently while freight rates have also continued to decline. read more

Class 8 Tractor Dashboard Drops for Seventh Time in Eight Months

The top line on the Class 8 Tractor Dashboard dropped in October to a -3 reading, marking the seventh moderately downbeat reading in eight months, according to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest. read more

Chinese CV Market Demand Continues Strong Decline in Q3/22

Chinese commercial vehicle market demands for heavy trucks, medium trucks and tractors continued a strong decline, affected by policy, market and economic factors, according to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. read more

ACT Research Says ‘Loose Market’ to Equalize in 2023

ACT Research released the December installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. read more

Class 8 Net Orders Reach 33K Units in November

According to ACT Research, Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in November were 33,000 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 21,400 units. ACT will publish complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, in mid-December. read more

Mitsubishi HC Capital America and ACT Research Launch Video Series

Mitsubishi HC Capital America and ACT Research are partnering on a four-part weekly video series, “A Conversation with ACT Research,” designed for commercial truck dealers, upfitters and end-users. read more

Supply-Demand Balance Increases as Freight Rates Decline

According to ACT Research’s recent release of the For-Hire Trucking Index, the supply-demand balance increased as volumes ticked up and freight rates continue to decline. read more

Used Class 8 Retail Sales Fluctuate During Fall Season

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 retail volumes were down 19% month to month in October, while average mileage was flat, average price was down 2% and age was up 5%. Longer term, average price and miles were higher year over year, with prices up 15%.  read more

October U.S. Trailer Orders Up 83% M/M, 171% Y/Y

According to ACT Research, October net U.S. trailer orders of 47,860 units were 83% higher compared to September, up 57% on a seasonally-adjusted basis and 171% above last year's October level. read more

Spot Rates Decline, Concerns About Diesel Shortage Rise

Recently, ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. According to the report, lower freight costs are set to grow in 2023. read more

October’s Used Truck Average Retail Volumes Decrease 30% Compared to 2021

According ACT Research, preliminary used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) in October decreased 10% month over month and were 30% lower compared to October 2021. read more

November Commercial Vehicle Forecasts Slightly Higher Than October, Class 8 Forecasts Stable

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, 2022 forecasts this month are slightly raised from October caused by easing supply-chain constraints. read more

ACT Research to Host 68th OUTLOOK Seminar in February

ACT Research unveiled details about its 68th OUTLOOK seminar, Driving Decarbonization: The Future of Commercial Vehicles, which will be held from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23 in Columbus, IN. read more

ACT Research Reports Slightly Lowered Forecasts as Fed Continues to Raise Rates

In the latest release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported slightly lowered forecasts due to the Federal Reserve’s continued action toward inflation, which it says is disproportionally impacting the freight economy. read more

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