Class 8 sales

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.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2018

May Class 8 Sales Climb 18.1%; Analysts Expected More

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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
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Jump 43% in December to Cap Strong 2017

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U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December cleared 22,000 for the highest volume since mid-2015, reported, as analysts forecast higher volumes for the year ahead.

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

Class 8 Sales Continue to Rise in October, Post 31.6% Gain

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. CEO David Congdon Old Dominion Freight Line CEO David Congdon drove the carrier's 15,000th Freightliner truck off the line in October. (Freightliner Trucks)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales continued climbing in October, reaching nearly 18,000, reported, but other analysts noted that the market is softer and more volatile than is typical at this time of year

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017