Class 8 orders

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 | Staff 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 | Staff 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 | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders in July Sink to Lowest Level Since 2010

Celadon truck with flatbed trailer Celadon plans to replace 2,000 trucks. (Celadon Group)

Class 8 orders were down to their lowest level since 2010 in July, according to ACT Research.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders in July Sink to Lowest Level Since 2010

Trucks on a lot John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Class 8 orders were down to their lowest level since 2010 in July, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 5, 2019
Business, Equipment

May Class 8 Orders Plummet to Nearly Three-Year Low

class 8 Kenworths on lot John Sommers II for Transport Topics

U.S. Class 8 orders in May fell to 10,800, the lowest point in nearly three years, ACT Research reported, and once-scarce 2019 production slots opened.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2019
Business

March Class 8 Orders Post Anticipated Drop With Backlog Extended

International Truck production line International Truck production line (International Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in March fell sharply compared with a year earlier amid continuing, but slower, economic and freight growth, and a heavy backlog, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

February Class 8 Orders Slow; Backlog Falls

Oakley Transport truck Oakley Transport via Facebook

Class 8 orders for February trickled in to reach 16,900, down 58% compared with a year earlier, reflecting a backlog already swollen by record demand in 2018, reports ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019
Business

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

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