Class 8 sales

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
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Sales Show Capacity Expands

A Volvo truck on road next to water A Volvo VNL760. Volvo Trucks North America was the one truck maker that saw year-over-year sales increase in October, though just slightly, from 2,215 to 2,248. (Volvo Trucks)

Class 8 sales for October, a month after setting the all-time record, failed to match that heady pace but cleared 23,000, WardsAuto.com reported, in a sign capacity continues to grow.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

Freightliner Catapults September Class 8 Sales to Record High

Freightliner trucks for sale In September, Freightliner sold about 3,300 more trucks than it typically has in a month this year. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales punched through to an all-time record high of nearly 29,000 in September, WardsAuto.com reported, but analysts cautioned against reading it as a turnaround.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Slide Lower in August

Two red Mack Anthems Mack posted sales of 1,773 in August, up 20.2% compared with a year earlier. Mack Anthems by Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in August slipped to 23,466, WardsAuto.com reported, and posted the first year-over-year decline in a little more than two years.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Sales Top 25,000 for Year’s Highest Volume

Lineup of Freightliner trucks Freightliner sold a leading 8,875 trucks in July. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July topped 25,000, the highest volume this year, and extended a string of year-over-year gains that began two years earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Surpass 22,000 in March

Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia. Freightliner remained the market leader in March. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March climbed above 22,000 for the first time this year, WardsAuto.com reported. All truck makers but one notched gains.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2019

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