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New Study Analyzes NA’s Commercial Vehicle Engine Market

June 17, 2016, 07:07 AM
Filed Under: Trucking

Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates are pleased to announce the inaugural publication of a new cooperative venture, the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook report. The Engine Outlook, available now, is designed to present historical trends, current activity and forecasts of engine demand in on-highway commercial vehicles. The report analyzes major trends in engine displacement, engine type (diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and other), captive versus non-captive engines, and premium versus non-premium power for Class 8 vehicles.

“We are planning to research, analyze and forecast a variety of CV engine-related characteristics in each quarterly issue,” said Tom Rhein, President, Rhein Associates, “including current and future OEM offerings and the potential impact of engine-related regulations.” He added, “We are very excited about this new report and the opportunity to partner with ACT Research, who provided the overall economic, historical and vehicle forecast data.”

According to ACT’s senior partner and general manager, Ken Vieth, “We, too, are enthused about this project, which has been in the making for quite some time. Tom and I have had several discussions about the engine market, how it has changed through the years, and what is on the horizon with new regulations and technical developments. We finally decided the time was right to turn these discussions into a publication with analysis and forecasts that could be available to benefit the entire industry.” Vieth continued, “With the impending GHG Phase Two regulations, with the growth of vertical integration across the supply chain, and with the constant push for engine efficiencies and reduced emissions simultaneously, now seemed like the perfect opportunity to apply our models and expertise collaboratively to provide intel unlike any other available.”

Rhein Associates is a major supplier of powertrain information to worldwide clients enabling accurate and informed business decisions and marketing plans. RAI produces 3 major publications: The Rhein Report (leading monthly newsletter), The Future of Diesel Engines (5 year history and forecast book), and various engine databases as well as accomplishing various consulting projects.

ACT is the worldwide leading publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the U.S. tractor-trailer market and the China CV market. ACT’s CV services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as the banking and investment community.

For more information on the N.A. On-Highway CV Engine Outlook report, please visit

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