Class 8


Class 8 Orders Still Rising 12 Months After Initial Surge Began

Class 8 Orders Workers at Freightliner's Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant. (Freightliner Trucks via YouTube)

North American orders of Class 8 vehicles in October reached 43,600 and extended the cycle of strong demand that began a year ago, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2018
Business, Equipment

Truck Orders Reach Peak Levels, Analysts Say

Truck Orders Kenworth trucks (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The aggressive demand for new Class 8 trucks rolled on in September, contributing to record order strength over the past three months, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

July Class 8 Sales Jump Amid Demand for Safety Tech

Freightliner dealer Freightliner and Western Star trucks for sale at a Texas Premier Truck Group dealership. Freightliner remains the market leader. (Premier Truck Group)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July were the second-highest of the year, increasing by more than 33% as they cleared 20,000.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

North American Class 8 Orders Continue Strong Growth in May

Class 8 orders (Arne Edstrom/Volvo Trucks)

Orders for new Class 8 trucks more than doubled last month versus year-ago levels, according to preliminary data from ACT Research.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Up 37% in April

Navistar Navistar International Corp. LT models (Jonathan Reiskin — Transport Topics)

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in April climbed 37% to nearly 19,000 units as all truck makers posted double-digit gains, reported. One key supplier said parts are flowing in from around the globe to meet the demand — which is expected to build this year.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Stable Demand Lifts Class 8 Sales Past 17,000 Units in November

Volvo John Sommers II for Transport Topics

U.S. retail Class 8 sales climbed in November, as analysts expected, and cleared 17,000 units for the third consecutive month, according to

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Efficient Drivetrains Announces New Class 8 Products

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. expanded its EDI PowerDrive product line to include a new powertrain suitable for Class 8 vehicle applications.

Transport Topics
December 1, 2017
Business, Equipment

Hino to Build Classes 7-8 Truck In New Manufacturing Plant in West Virginia

Hino truck Medium-duty Hino truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Hino Motors disclosed plans to open a truck assembly plant in West Virginia to produce a new line of heavy-duty Classes 7-8 trucks and to consolidate truck manufacturing operations in the United States.

September 28, 2017

Class 8 Sales Top 17,000, Second-Highest Month in 2017

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks rose to the second-highest total of the year, eclipsing 17,000, as they begin to mimic the earlier strengthening of orders and production, and small- and medium-size fleets increasingly see new trucks as crucial to driver retention, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2017
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Makes 7-Axle Straight Truck for Ag Hauler

White Oak Mills Kenworth truck White Oak Mills' Long (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co. manufactured a 7-axle straight truck for White Oak Mills, marking the first time the OEM had made such a vehicle starting with its T880S platform.

Transport Topics
September 11, 2017