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ACT Research: Continued Supply-Side Constraints Result in CV Production Forecast Cuts

According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, commercial vehicle production forecasts for this year and next have been cut again, amid continued supply-side constraints. read more

ACT Research: Preliminary North American Class 8 and MD Orders Hit Five-Month Highs

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 net orders in August reached 36,900 units, while Classes 5-7 net orders jumped to 31,900 units, both representing five-month high readings. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Economy, CV Demand Strong Despite Production Constraints

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that while the U.S. economy and commercial vehicle demand remain strong, so do the constraints that have been hampering production for the better part of this year. read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Metrics Are Robust, Risks Still Visible

According to the most recent release of ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the metrics ACT Research is tracking underscore how robust current market conditions are but also hint at COVID-19 and other vulnerabilities. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Build Rates Fall in July, Counter Usual Up-Cycle Activity

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report, even though there has been little change in the trajectory of macro datapoints influencing commercial vehicle demand, Class 8 build rates tumbled in July. read more

ACT Research Data Shows Continued Strength in Freight and Heavy Vehicle Demand

In discussing findings from the latest release of ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst for ACT Research, said, “There is a strong case to be made for continued strength in freight activity into the end of the year and beyond.” read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Vehicle Orders Side Step in July, Medium-Duty Orders Jump 30%

According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 net orders in July were 25,800 units, which was largely unchanged compared with June’s actual 25,809 orders booked. read more

ACT Research: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Forecasts Remain Strong

In the most recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that its heavy-duty vehicle forecasts for the remainder of this year and the following two years remain very strong. read more

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Heading Toward Stability at High Levels

According to ACT Research, commercial vehicle forecast stability this year has been driven by three factors, including positive momentum carried over from 2020 and the struggle of manufacturers to push production even higher in the face of heavy organic truck demand. read more

ACT Research: Freight Market ‘Boiler’ Still Has Steam

According to the latest release of ACT Research’s North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, there is considerable steam left in the boiler that will continue to propel the economy broadly, including the freight markets. read more

ACT: Preliminary North American Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Take Side Step in June

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in June were 25,700 units, up 11% from May and 61% higher than June 2020, according to ACT Research. Preliminary Classes 5-7 net orders reached 22,800 units, down 12% from May but up 26% compared with June 2020. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Orders Expected to ‘Rise Materially in Coming Months’

In the recent release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that, as expected and aligned with preliminary data, North American Class 8 net orders were soft in May, as full 2021 backlogs and as-yet opened 2022 order books constrained activity. read more

ACT Research Reports Strong Mid-Year Indicators for Economy, Freight, Utilization

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the mid-year 2021 indicators that the company tracks for the economy, freight and equipment utilization are about as good as analysts at the company have ever seen. read more

ACT: Trucking Prices Stay Strong as Volumes Slow, Supply-Demand Balance Declines

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes May data, showed a slowing in volumes, strength in pricing and a sharp decline in the supply-demand balance. read more

ACT Research: Strong Economic Activity and Capacity Constraints Impacting CV Markets

According to ACT Research, data through the first two weeks of June suggest that North America is at or very near the top of the freight rate expansion, which has been setting new highs on an almost monthly basis since last August. read more

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