Class 8

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

June Class 8 Sales Highest of the Year

Volvo An employee works on a truck at a VTNA plant. For the month, VTNA's sales soared 82% to 2,679 units. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in June were the highest of the year and improved 12.7% compared with the previous June, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Flat in April Compared With 2021

Kenworth Kenworth trucks at a recent industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April were flat compared with a year earlier, coming in at just over 19,000, but continued the  improvement from the lows in the beginning of the year, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

February Class 8 Orders Mirror Weak Production Levels

Volvo Trucks on the production line at Volvo's Dublin, Va., New River Valley Plant. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

Preliminary North American Class 8 orders in February came in at 21,000, or essentially even with January’s volume, but were less than half of what fleets ordered a year earlier, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ initial data.

March 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

January Class 8 Sales Drop

DTNA Freightliner Cascadia A DTNA Freightliner Cascadia. (Daimler Truck North America)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in January slipped below 15,000, an 11.8% decline compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Falter in October

Paccar The next-generation Peterbilt 579, which began production in the spring. Peterbilt is a unit of Paccar. (Peterbilt Motors Co. via YouTube)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in October fell nearly 10% compared with a year ago as three truck brands grew sales while four could not, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Drop 10.4% in September

Western Star A Western Star 5700XE truck on the road. Western Star is one of only two truck makers that saw an uptick in sales numbers. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales fell 10.4% to 17,131 in September, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

March US Class 8 Sales Jump 33.7%

Class 8 A Peterbilt 579. The manufacturer recently updated the truck's design. (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March jumped 33.7% to 22,031 as all truck makers posted gains compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Intel, Ford Urge Tax Benefits for Chips, US Manufacturing

A worker assembles a vehicle component at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) A worker assembles a vehicle component at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Foreign producers of semiconductors, electric car batteries and pharmaceuticals will continue to squeeze U.S. manufacturing unless Congress provides more incentives for domestic production, representatives from Intel Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said March 16.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

US Trailer Orders in December Surge Past Year Earlier

Wabash Trailers on an assembly line at a Wabash manufacturing plant. (Wabash Trailers)

U.S. trailer orders in December jumped 140% from a year earlier as they cleared 42,000, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Equipment

Year-Over-Year Average Price for Used Class 8 Trucks Drops Again

Used Class 8 trucks on a sales lot Used trucks sit on the sales lot at Atlanta International Used Truck Center. (Atlanta International Used Truck Center via Facebook)

The year-over-year average price of a used Class 8 vehicle in June declined for the 14th consecutive month.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020

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