Class 8 sales

Business, Equipment, Breaking News

US Class 8 Retail Sales in July Present Mixed Picture

Volvo VNL A Volvo VNL 760. Volvo Trucks North America reported the highest gain in July. (Volvo Trucks)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in July rose 21.9% higher compared with a year earlier but stalled when measured against the past four months, Wards Intelligence reported. All truck makers but one reported gains.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

US Class 8 Sales in May Climb Past 20,000, Adding to Recent Momentum

Daimler truck on display at TMC 2022 in Orlando, Fla, A Class 8 truck on display at a recent industry trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May rose 13.9% compared with a year earlier to just clear 20,000, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Flat in April Compared With 2021

Kenworth Kenworth trucks at a recent industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April were flat compared with a year earlier, coming in at just over 19,000, but continued the  improvement from the lows in the beginning of the year, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

March Class 8 Sales Top 20,000

New Class 8 trucks on a lot in Clarksville, Ind. New Class 8 trucks sit on a lot in Clarksville, Ind. Year-to-date sales declined 7.5% to 50,132 in March. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Retail Class 8 sales in March hit the high point for the year and still slipped 7.6% compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

February Class 8 Sales Down 2.9%

Peterbilt A Peterbilt 579 comes off the production line. (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in February fell compared with a year earlier, and landed just below 15,000 to put most truck brands in negative territory, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in December Climb to High Point of 2021

Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia. Freightliner was the market leader in December. (Freightliner)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in December rose 15.5% compared with a year earlier, and reached the high point for the year, WardsAuto .com reported Jan. 12.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Weaken in November

Freightliner manufacturing plant A Freightliner is manufactured at the company's plant in Cleveland, N.C. Freightliner posted a decline in sales in November year-over-year. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in November were 16,539, or 7.1% lower compared with a year earlier, as results were mixed among the truck makers, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

August Class 8 Retail Sales Rise 2.8% Year-Over-Year

Freightliner Cascadia Freightliner Cascadia. Freightliner remains the market leader. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in August inched slightly higher as truck makers posted mixed results compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 13, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

July Class 8 Sales Are Second-Lowest of 2021

Volvo VNR Volvo VNR. Volvo Trucks North America experienced a production interruption due to a strike. (Volvo Trucks)

Class 8 retail sales in July neared 17,000 and improved 16.3% compared with a year earlier, but landed at the year’s second-lowest level, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in June Second-Highest This Year

Western Star 49X Western Star 49X Logger. Freightliner and its sister company, Western Star, notched a combined 40.4% share of June sales for parent company Daimler Trucks North America. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 vehicles in June punched above 19,000, WardsAuto .com reported, and reached the second-highest volume this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2021

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