Class 8 orders

Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Surge 212% to 43,800

Assembly work at Volvo plant in Virginia Assembly work at Volvo's plant in Dublin, Va. Orders for Class 8 trucks shattered the previous record for the month. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders hit 43,800 in February, up 212% compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ preliminary data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 3, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders in January Clear 40,000

Fresh Freight truck Fresh Freight operates 15 Peterbilt 579 UltraLoft models and plans to add another 15 of the same model this year. (Fresh Freight)

North American Class 8 orders kicked off the year by reaching 42,200 in January, up 146% from a year earlier when they were 17,204, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2021
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

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