class 8 sales

Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales in August Notch the Most This Year

Freightliner Cascadia Freightliner Cascadia. Market leader Freightliner posted a 63.5% spike compared with a year earlier, selling 9,564 trucks.

Class 8 U.S. retail sales kept climbing in August, reaching 23,913 vehicles, the highest point this year, WardsAuto.com reported. At the same time, truck dealers pointed to ongoing supply chain issues, and fleets found enough drivers to expand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Keeping the Equipment Moving

July orders for new trailers shattered a record that had stood for 24 years. On top of that, sales of Class 8 vehicles during the month topped 20,000, the second-highest total of the year. So while it’s clear there’s going to be a lot of new equipment on the road next year, let’s hope we can find enough drivers to keep all of it moving.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

June Class 8 Sales Best of 2018

Freightliner Dealer Freightliner and Western Star trucks for sale at a Texas Premier Truck Group dealership. (Premier Truck Group)

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks jumped 23.3% in June to the highest point this year, climbing above 21,000, WardsAuto.com reported. But analysts said the gain came not so much from increased production but reflected deliveries of some trucks that mostly had been finished but were awaiting parts.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2018
Business

Class 8 Sales Jump Past 19,000; March Volume Is Year’s Highest

Truck dealership Freightliners and Western Star trucks for sale at a Texas Premier Truck Group dealership. (Premier Truck Group)

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in March passed 19,000 to reach the highest volume this year, WardsAuto.com reported, as nearly every available truck on the road was hauling freight and the trucking industry’s search for more drivers intensified, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

Sales of Used Class 8 Trucks Rise 16% in November

Class 8 Sales International Trucks

Sales of used Class 8 trucks climbed in November, rising 16% year-over-year as the inventory of available trucks has fallen sharply, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Surge in June to 11-Month High

Truck Sales

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in June climbed to an 11-month high amid a moderately improving economy, experts said, but at just over 17,000 were down nearly 6% year-over-year; and through the first six months of the year, sales were off 19%.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Sales Drop 26.1% in 9th Straight Monthly Decline

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks dropped 26.1% in August from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported, the ninth straight monthly decline, as industry conditions continue to show little improvement.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2016
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

July Class 8 Sales Tumble 39.8%

California Truck Center

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks fell 39.8% in July from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported, as the trucking industry struggles with an uneven economy and the effects of earlier overproduction.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Plummet 27.7% in June; Eighth Decline in Last Nine Months

U.S. retail heavy-duty truck sales contracted for the eighth time in the past nine months year-over-year in June, and the 27.7% plunge was the sharpest decline of the rough stretch dating to October.

Roger W. Gilroy and Jonathan S. Reiskin | Staff Reporters
July 25, 2016
Business, Equipment

April Class 8 Sales Decline 18.9%

U.S. retail sales of new Class 8 trucks fell 18.9% in April from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported. Analysts said the figures reflect a shift in traditional seasonal buying patterns rather than plummeting demand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2016

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