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Business

Straight Trucks’ Market Share Gains on Highway Tractors

While the grand total of U.S. Class 8s in operation is growing ever so slightly, there are major shifts within the newest segment of that population, including more straight trucks at the expense of highway tractors, according to a recent report on vehicle registrations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2017
Business

Class 8 Orders Surge 22%

North American Class 8 orders in January surged 22% year-over-year, besting analysts’ expectations to post the highest total in 13 months.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

November Class 8 Sales Fall 27.5%

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in November were off 27.5% from a year earlier amid weak demand for longhaul trucking. November’s was the lowest total for that month since 2012, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2016
Business

Class 8 Sales to Rise in 2 Years, ACT Predicts

Retail sales of U.S. Class 8 vehicles are likely to escalate starting in about two years, according to a leading industry analyst. That’s if the upcoming mandate to electronically monitor drivers’ time spent hauling freight dovetails with an improving economy as well as pro-business and transportation initiatives from the Trump administration.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2016
Business, Fuel

Electric Class 8 Introduced

Nikola Motor Co.

SALT LAKE CITY — Nikola Motor Co. displayed its Nikola One hydrogen-electric Class 8 tractor at its headquarters here.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
December 5, 2016
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Prices Decline in October; Analysts Forecast Weaker Market in 2017

John Sommers II for TT

The average used Class 8 truck sold in October entered the resale market with lower mileage than those sold a year earlier, but its sales price was down about 14% due to soft demand and an excessive inventory of unsold vehicles, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Plunge 29.3%

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks sank nearly 30% in October in a market beset by weak demand for freight hauling, cautious fleets and uncertainty about the incoming presidential administration’s regulatory approach, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2016