Class 8 orders

Business, Equipment

September Class 8 Orders Clear 31,000 for Best Showing Since October 2018

Mack factory Workers install parts on a truck engine at a Mack Trucks assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders in September rocketed to the highest point since late 2018, surpassing 31,000 and climbing well beyond replacement levels, ACT Research reported, citing preliminary OEM data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2020
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Orders Underscore Replacement Demand

Trucks on lot Paccar

North American Class 8 orders in August reached replacement levels as fleets found the freight market growing stronger despite the many uncertainties in society at large, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Orders Lift Off Along With Freight Volumes

Workers at International Truck Workers at an International Trucks assembly line. Increasing freight volumes could have spurred fleets to order Class 8 trucks in July. (International Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in July inched past replacement levels and increased 98% compared with a year ago, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Rise 23.2% in June

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

North American Class 8 orders in June approached replacement levels and reached the second-highest volume of the year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 9, 2020
Business, Equipment

April Class 8 Orders Reach 25-Year Low

Peterbilt in factory Peterbilt Motors Co.

Class 8 orders in April sank to the lowest level since 1995, when orders went negative for two months, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 5, 2020
Business, Equipment

March Class 8 Orders Drop to Recessionary Levels

Class 8 orders Workers install parts on a truck engine at a Mack Trucks assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. The last time Class 8 orders fell below 10,000 was during the Great Recession. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Orders for North American Class 8 vehicles in March fell below 8,000, ACT Research reported, as already weak freight demand collided with the spreading coronavirus.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2020
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders in January Rise 10% Year-Over-Year

Orders Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

North American Class 8 orders for January hit 17,700, a 9.9% increase from the same period a year earlier, and notching the first year-over-year gain since October 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Reach 20,000, Hit Reset Button

Kenworth trucks Kenworth trucks sit on a lot. December’s Class 8 total was the second highest of the year, trailing October’s 22,100. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

North American Class 8 orders rallied in December to reach about 20,000, FTR reported, citing preliminary data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2020
Business, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Slump for Weakest November Since 2015

Freightliner eCascadia Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric truck by DTNA

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2019
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Orders Highest in 11 Months

Kenworth trucks on a lot Kenworth trucks on a lot. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Preliminary net Class 8 orders for October, a bellwether month, were 22,100 and the highest in 11 months, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2019

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