Strategic planning is not just about having the right forecast—it’s about being prepared to respond to contingencies, to the upside and the downside.
    In this session, Eric Crawford, Vice President and Senior Analyst of ACT Research will focus on the crosscurrents likely to shape the commercial vehicle markets in 2023 and into 2024.
    Eric brings years of experience in commercial vehicle market forecasting, including 10 years as an equity research analyst at UBS Investment Bank, and will share his expertise on what to be on the lookout for as we prepare for what’s ahead.

    Key Take-Aways from this session:

    • Freight Rate Outlook
    • Freight Volume Outlook
    • Commercial Vehicle Outlook
    • Key Metrics Driving Fed Monetary Policy
    • Positive and Negative Risks to be Mindful Of


    Eric Crawford, Vice President and Senior Analyst

    Eric joined ACT in April 2022, after spending fourteen years in investment research. Eric was an equity research analyst with UBS for 11 years, focused primarily on the machinery and engineering and construction industries. His investment experience also includes three years as portfolio manager with hedge fund Copernican Capital. Eric’s primary roles at ACT are analyzing and forecasting demand for heavy duty trucks, and trailers.

    Eric is a graduate of Trinity College (BA ’99), the University of Notre Dame (MBA ’08), and is a CFA charterholder.