Class 8 sales

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, WardsAuto.com 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, WardsAuto.com 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, WardsAuto.com 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
Business

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, WardsAuto.com 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

Kenworth Dealership TruckPR/Flickr

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December cleared 22,000 for the highest volume since mid-2015, WardsAuto.com 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, WardsAuto.com 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