Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Sales Show Capacity Expands

A Volvo truck on road next to water A Volvo VNL760. Volvo Trucks North America was the one truck maker that saw year-over-year sales increase in October, though just slightly, from 2,215 to 2,248. (Volvo Trucks)

Class 8 sales for October, a month after setting the all-time record, failed to match that heady pace but cleared 23,000, reported, in a sign capacity continues to grow.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

Freightliner Catapults September Class 8 Sales to Record High

Freightliner trucks for sale In September, Freightliner sold about 3,300 more trucks than it typically has in a month this year. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales punched through to an all-time record high of nearly 29,000 in September, reported, but analysts cautioned against reading it as a turnaround.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Slide Lower in August

Two red Mack Anthems Mack posted sales of 1,773 in August, up 20.2% compared with a year earlier. Mack Anthems by Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in August slipped to 23,466, reported, and posted the first year-over-year decline in a little more than two years.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Sales Top 25,000 for Year’s Highest Volume

Lineup of Freightliner trucks Freightliner sold a leading 8,875 trucks in July. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July topped 25,000, the highest volume this year, and extended a string of year-over-year gains that began two years earlier, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Surpass 22,000 in March

Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia. Freightliner remained the market leader in March. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March climbed above 22,000 for the first time this year, reported. All truck makers but one notched gains.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

February Class 8 Sales Jump as Demand Remains Strong

Freightliner Cascadia DTNA is seeing strong demand for the new Freightliner Cascadia that was launched at CES in January. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales for February rose 19% compared with a year ago to 19,858 vehicles, reported, underscoring that demand remains strong.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

December Class 8 Sales Cap Fourth-Best Year All-Time

Freightliner logo Freightliner, a unit of Daimler Trucks North America, was the market leader throughout the year. (Rolling Stone2009/Flickr)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales rose 16.7% to 26,083 in December to cap the fourth-highest sales year ever as fleets replaced older trucks and expanded amid tight capacity, strong freight demand and high rates.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Sales Soar to Highest Mark Since June 2015

 International 625LT An International 625LT at a 2018 trucking trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Class 8 sales in October reached the highest point in more than three years as a smoother supply chain and the bullish economy lifted the total to 25,007, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

September Class 8 Sales Jump as Parts Move in Supply Chain

Freightliner Cascadia 2018 Freightliner Cascadia. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in September reached 23,648, the second-highest total of the year, reported. It was a sign that persistent supply chain woes had loosened enough for truck makers to bring down a backlog of partially built trucks and send them off to fleets and dealers, analysts said.

October 11, 2018

May Class 8 Sales Climb 18.1%; Analysts Expected More

Class 8 truck sales chart

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in May topped 19,000 and were the fourth-highest in the past 26 months, reported. However, analysts said a severely challenged supply chain has stalled even higher sales and added to truck makers’ production-related expenses.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018