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Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research, Co., LLC is the recognized leading publisher of commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market.


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Trucking faces an 'everything' shortage

Dec. 3, 2021
ACT Research released its monthly Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, which collects data such as for-hire indices, freight, heavy- and medium-duty segments, the U.S. trailer market...
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April net trailer orders less than half of March, year-to-date net volume up more than 160%

May 21, 2021
“Year-to-date net order volume of just over 102k trailers, up 164% versus last year, gives us a better metric that indicates fleet equipment demand remains strong,” said Frank...
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Class 8 orders slip to seven-month low

May 20, 2021
According to ACT Research, the order pullback is a reflection that the 2021 backlog is essentially filled and not attributable to a slowing in demand.
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ACT Research releases Freight Forecast report

May 13, 2021
The monthly 56-page report provides three-year forecasts for volumes and contract rates for the truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal sectors of the transportation industry...
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Commercial vehicle production in 2021 is a question of supply, not demand, says ACT Research

May 12, 2021
The current order-to-build lag more than doubles traditional ranges for backlog-to-build ratios, says Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, ACT Research.

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Act Research March Trailer Orders
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

U.S. trailer orders for March show significant growth

April 22, 2021
March net U.S. trailer orders of 29.9k units grew more than 13 percent month over month and rose over 252 percent year over year.
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Preliminary North American Class 5-8 vehicle orders still healthy

Dec. 3, 2020
ACT Research shows that Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders in November were 51,900 units – 33 percent higher than October and 197 percent higher than November of last...
Chassis, Body & Cab

ACT Research: Medium and heavy duty preliminary orders still healthy

March 16, 2015
February was the fifth consecutive month in which Classes 5-8 medium duty and heavy duty orders rose above 50,000 units.
Chassis, Body & Cab

ACT Research: 2014 ends on a strong note with significant Q4 CV demand

Jan. 21, 2015
Class 8 orders topped 40,000 units for a third consecutive month in December at 44,060, and classes 5-7 orders reached their highest monthly volume since 2008 at 22,964 units....
Chassis, Body & Cab

ACT Research: Class 5-8 demand ends year on a high

Jan. 7, 2015
Demand for commercial vehicles was healthy in December, as 65,700 total NA Class 5-8 orders were booked, up 41 percent from a year ago.
Chassis, Body & Cab

ACT research: November Classes 5-8 preliminary orders healthy

Dec. 3, 2014
Over the past 12 months, NA Classes 5-8 net orders have totaled 583,200 units, representing the strongest 12-month period of NA Classes 5-8 order placement since the twelve months...
Chassis, Body & Cab

Class 8 orders nearly break all-time industry record in October

Nov. 20, 2014
Total net orders for Class 8 were 45,978 units, up 76 percent year-over-year and the second-best in the history of the industry.
Chassis, Body & Cab

September sees healthy demand for commercial vehicles

Oct. 23, 2014
Medium and heavy duty classes 5-8 orders were at healthy levels again in September. Total net orders for Class 8 were 24,842 units, up 31 percent year over year
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ACT Research: Classes 5-8 demand healthy in September

Oct. 5, 2014
Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in September as 43,300 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 21 percent from a year ago and basically unchanged since August...