Class 8 sales

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
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

March Class 8 Sales Near Replacement Levels

Class 8 sales Western Star trucks on a sales lot. Western Star was the only U.S. Class 8 truck maker to see a sales increase from March 2019 to March 2020. (Peach State Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March fell 27.8% compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 9, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 22.1% in February

Freightliner trucks Freightliner

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in February dropped 22.1% to 15,460 compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto. com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in December Slip, but Soar for Full-Year Period

Mack Anthems Mack Anthems by Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December dropped 11.4% compared with a year earlier, but the full year posted the highest annual sales since 2006, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020
Business, Breaking News

November Class 8 Sales Skid to Lowest Point in Almost Two Years

November Class 8 Sales Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks on Interstate 15 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in November fell 12.9% year-over-year, landing at the lowest point in almost two years, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 11, 2019

Pages