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ACT: 2020 Heavy Duty Truck Market Closing on a Robust Note

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the 2020 heavy duty truck market will close on a robust note, setting the stage for 2021. read more

ACT: Commercial Vehicle Demand Remains Strongly Positioned Heading into 2021

According to ACT Research, with the beginning of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the likelihood of Congressional assistance for those still suffering from COVID’s impact, and healthy freight rates, commercial vehicle demand remains strongly positioned heading into 2021. read more

ACT: November Used Class 8 Sales Drop 20% M/M Despite YTD Increase of 18%

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 20% month over month in November but rose 18% year to date compared with the first 11 months of 2019, according to ACT Research. Compared with November of 2019, volumes gained 32%. read more

ACT Research: Freight Market Facing Shortages, Bottlenecks and Imbalances

According to Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst at ACT Research, the current freight "bottleneck suggests strong freight volume growth will continue even after the holiday season as retailers restock inventories." read more

ACT Research: Strong Freight Rates Driving New Commercial Vehicle Demand

According to ACT Research's latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the strength in new commercial vehicle demand is a direct result of strength in freight rates. read more

ACT Research: COVID-19 and Regulations Continue to Influence CV Engine Demand

According to a report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates, the U.S. economy continues to improve despite setbacks with increased COVID-19 cases across the country. Additionally, the report noted that legislation toward zero emissions continues to grow. read more

ACT: November North American Class 8 Orders Jump 197% Y/Y

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in November were 51,900 units, up 33% from October and 197% compared with November 2019, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: COVID-19-Related Services-to-Goods Substitution Increasing CV Demand

ACT Research reported that it expected a rise in commercial vehicle demand in 2021 before the COVID-19 pandemic plunge. However, according to Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, “the speed of the demand inflection has proven to be a particularly challenging answer.” read more

ACT Research: October Used Class 8 Volumes Remain Up YTD

According to ACT Research, 2020 used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes were up 20% year to date against the first 10 months of 2019, with average price, miles and age down 11%, 2% and 8%, respectively, compared with October 2019 year-to-date rates. read more

ACT Research: 2020 Has Been a Roller Coaster for Motor Carriers

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, from big fleets to owner-operators and their vocational counterparts, motor carriers across the board have ridden a down-and-up roller coaster this year. read more

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a second consecutive month of record tightness. October’s volume index was flat at 70.7, while pricing dropped two points to 69.2, although this was still a top-decile result. read more

ACT: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Improvement in October

According to ACT Research, October net U.S. trailer orders of 54,691 units posted another sequential improvement, rising nearly 7% from September’s rise and 80% compared with October 2019’s level. read more

US Trailer Production Moves From Historical Low in April to Third-Best Month in October

According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, after sinking to the lowest point in history in April, net trailer orders have continued to improve throughout the summer and into fall. read more

ACT: October Preliminary Class 8 Volumes Down M/M, YTD Sales Up

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10% month over month in October but are 10% higher year to date compared with the first 10 months of 2019, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Spending on Goods Driving Recovery in Freight Demand

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report. “We expect the truckload market to rebalance over the course of 2021,” Tim Denoyer, vice president and senior analyst for ACT Research, said. read more

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