Class 8 sales

Business, Equipment, Breaking News

December Class 8 Sales Reach High Mark for 2020, Down 7.4% Compared With 2019

Kenworth trucks on a sales lot Kenworth trucks on a sales lot. Year-to-date sales were 191,900, down 30.6% compared with 276,348 a year earlier. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December cleared 21,000 to reach the high mark for the year, but were off 7.4% from a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

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

Class 8 Sales in November Slip

Western Star trucks Western Star trucks on a sales lot. Year-to-date, 170,498 Class 8 trucks have been sold, 32.7% below the 253,266 through November 2019 of last year. (Peach State Freightliner)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in November reached 17,803, down 4% compared with 18,545 a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

October Class 8 Sales Underscore Replacement Demand

Western Star 49X Western Star 49X Logger. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in October remained 18.4% below year-ago levels and closed in on 19,000 to signal replacement demand is strong, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

September Class 8 Sales Highest for the Year

Kenworth trucks on a lot Heavy-duty sales last month hit 19,126, down 32.3% compared with the historic September 2019 peak of 28,258 units. Kenworth Truck Co. had the second-most sales with 2,800. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in September climbed above 19,000 to the highest point of the year, but were down nearly 33% compared with year-ago levels.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

COVID-19 Pandemic Stalls Replacement Cycles

Truck fleet Jacek_Sopotnicki/Getty Images

Motor carriers paused their replacement cycles during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most dealers, fleets and analysts said the industry merely delayed making purchases for a few months, and they don’t expect long-term changes.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
September 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

August Class 8 Sales Hit Highest Mark of 2020

Class 8 trucks on lot Class 8 Freightliners on a sales lot. Freightliner tallied 7,266 sales, down 3.6% from a year earlier, but that figure still represented a leading 41.1% market share. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in August hit the high point of the year, clearing 17,000 as Freightliner notched a leading 41.1% market share, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Show Resurgence in July

Cummins/International The latest C10 version comes with the 2021 Cummins X15 Efficiency Series paired with Eaton Cummins Endurant HD 12-speed automated manual transmission. (Cumberland International Truck)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July cleared 14,000 for the highest total since March, WardsAuto.com reported as the freight economy grew stronger.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in June Drop 43.5%

Class 8 Freightliner trucks on a lot Class 8 Freightliner trucks on a lot. The brand remained the market leader in June with 4,732 sales, good for a 35.6% share. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in June fell 43.5% year-over-year to just above 13,000, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in May Fall to Lowest Point Since 2011

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

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May tumbled 62.5% — during the heart of the novel coronavirus pandemic — to just above 9,000 compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Fall 47.4% in April

Kenworth trucks sit on a lot Kenworth trucks sit on a dealership lot. Class 8 sales for 2020 through April sat at 60,219, a 30.7% decrease from the comparable 2019 period, when that figure was 86,908. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in April plunged 47.4% as freight demand plummeted amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2020

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