Class 8 orders

Business, Equipment, Safety

December Class 8 Orders Fourth-Best Ever

Mack truck “Customer demand for Mack has shown strength across all Class 8 segments,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales. (Mack Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in December notched the fourth-highest volume ever as they surpassed 50,000 for the second consecutive month, according to ACT Research citing truck makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2021
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Surge to Fourth-Highest Monthly Volume Ever

Mack plant workers Workers install parts on an engine at the Mack assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders reached 51,900 in November, according to ACT Research.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Spike in October

Freightliner assembly line Freightliners in production at the Mount Holly, N.C., plant. (DTNA via YouTube)

Preliminary net Class 8 orders for October, typically a bellwether month, were nearly 40,000 and the highest in 24 months, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020
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

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