ACT Research to provide quarterly trailer statistics

ACT Research LLC, a specialist in commercial vehicle statistics, analysis, and forecasting, has announced that it will make public a summary of trailer shipments every three months.

“Due to the vacuum in publicly available trailer industry statistics, we have decided to release U S trailer industry factory shipments on a quarterly basis as a service to the industry,” Kenny Vieth III said.

Each month ACT publishes five comprehensive reports and provides e-mail and telephone support to its subscribers. ACT also publishes a series of quarterly freight forecasts by mode. The trailer shipment figures ACT plans to make public are based on reports that leading trailer manufacturers submit to the company.

The vacuum to which Vieth refers was generated when the U S Bureau of Census stopped publishing its M37L report, a monthly survey of trailer shipments, at the end of 2000. Starting last year, the Federal Reserve began using ACT trailer data in lieu of the M37L report to compile its Industrial Production Index.

For additional information, contact ACT Research Company, LLC at (812) 379-2085 or e-mail Kenny Vieth at [email protected]

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