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ACT: COVID-19 Impact Severity Peaks, Potential for Recovery Emerging

North American and global economies are experiencing the most severe COVID-19 impacts but second half recovery potential is emerging, according to the ACT Research Transportation Digest. 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: 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

ACT: COVID-19 is Changing CV Market Forecasting Assumptions

ACT Research reported that starting in the second half of February, COVID-19 went from a China containment story to one of a spiraling pandemic. read more

Evidence of COVID-19 Apparent in March Commercial Vehicle Orders

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in March were down 45% from February and 51% lower year over year. March’s Classes 5-7 net orders were down 36% from February and 31% from year-ago levels. read more

ACT Research Indicates COVID-19 Impacting CV Markets

ACT Research’s Transportation Digest reported that key truck transportation metrics of January and February data may show a global supply chain disruption that took place initially in China. read more

COVID-19 Has Little Impact on February CV Data, Future Impact Expected

Class 8 inventory-to-sales ratio, seasonally adjusted, hit 3.5 months in February, while the Classes 5-7 inventory-to-sales ratio dropped from a “highest in a decade” in January to 3.0 months in February, according to ACT Research. read more

COVID-19 ‘Undermines Expectations’ for North American Commercial Vehicle Markets

The global spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, required ACT Research to do a foundational reassessment of near-term economic expectations, and by extension, North American commercial vehicle demand. read more

ACT Reports Regulations Impacting U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market

ACT Research reported that the new low NOx Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will impact the U.S. commercial vehicle market, citing past regulatory examples. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January

Class 8 inventories rose 3,400 units month over month in January, as production outpaced expectedly weak sales, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: January Preliminary Class 8 Orders Down 12% M/M, Up 10% Y/Y

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in January were 17,700 units, down 12% from December 2019, but up 10% from last January, according to ACT Research. 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

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

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