ACT Research, Rhein Cooperate On Engine Report

20 June 2016

ACT Research and Rhein Associates have announced the inaugural publication of a new cooperative report, the N.A.On-Highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook.

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 others), 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 including current and future OEM offerings and the potential impact of engine-related regulations,” said Tom Rhein, president, Rhein Associates. “We are very excited about this new report and the opportunity to partner with ACT Research, which provided the overall economic, historical and vehicle forecast data.”

Headquartered in Canton, Mich., Rhein Associates is a supplier of powertrain information to worldwide clients. Its products include the Rhein Report monthly newsletter, The Future of Diesel Engines, a five-year history and forecast book, and various engine databases. It also offers consulting work and projects.

ACT Research is headquartered in Columbus, Ind., and publishes of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American and Chinese commercial vehicle markets.

“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,” said Ken Vieth, ACT’s senior partner and general manager. “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.

“With the impending GHG Phase 2 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.”

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


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