Class 8 orders

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January Class 8 Orders Slow After Record Demand in 2018

Trucks on a lot John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Class 8 orders for January fell to 15,800 as backlogs already stretch out through the end of the year, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

August Class 8 Orders Spike to a New Record

U.S. Xpress truck U.S. Xpress Enterprises is focused on using its truck orders, in part, to broaden the pool of drivers from which it can hire. (TT file photo)

Orders for Class 8 trucks in August shattered the previous record for the month, surpassing 53,000 for the highest tally of the year and for the second consecutive month setting a record in a surprisingly active summer.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
Business

Class 8 Orders Explode in June Amid Clogged Backlogs, High Freight Demand

Freightliner factory workers Freightliner/YouTube

Surging Class 8 orders in June rushed past 42,000 units as fleets and dealers scrambled to get in line for 2019 production since clogged backlogs and supply chain disruptions have largely choked off the chance of getting a new truck this year.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2018
Business

Class 8 Orders Continue to Rocket Higher

truck cab on assembly line Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

North American Class 8 truck orders erupted in March to surpass 46,000. That was more than double the volume compared with a year earlier, and remaining production slots for later this year are fast disappearing, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2018
Business, Equipment

February Class 8 Orders Add to the Surge

Mack Trucks

Orders for Class 8 vehicles kept accelerating in February, passing 40,000 for only the ninth time, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Leap to Second-Highest Level Ever

New trucks roll off at a Mack Trucks plant Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

North American Class 8 orders in January unexpectedly surged to the second-highest total amid new tax breaks, strong freight rates, dwindling production slots and efficient vertically integrated powertrains, analysts reported.

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

Class 8 Orders Post Strong Gain in November

Freightliner factory workers Freightliner/YouTube

North American Class 8 orders in November reached nearly 33,000 for a 69% year-over-year gain, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
December 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Rocket Higher, Up 160% Year-Over-Year

Mack's Roy Horton Roy Horton of Mack touts his company's new Class 8 entry, Anthem, at NACV, where OEMs hoped to pick up 2018 truck orders. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Preliminary October North American Class 8 net orders significantly surpassed expectations, rising to 36,200 units, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Climb for Fourth Consecutive Month, Top 22,000

Worker at a Mack plant TT File Photo

Orders for Class 8 trucks soared over a weak year-ago period to increase 63% and reach more than 22,000 in September, analysts said. Order volumes have increased consecutively in each of the last four months.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Orders Top 21,000, Foreshadow Production Gains in 2018

Volvo plant Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 Orders in August improved 49% year-over-year and pushed past 21,000, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2017