Class 8 sales

Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in May Jump 98.4% Year-Over-Year

Freightliner Cascadias Freightliner remains the market leader and improved 114.3% to 6,653 compared with 3,104 in the 2020 period. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May cleared 18,000 and trounced year-earlier levels that had plunged amid the pandemic, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

April US Class 8 Sales Clear 19,000, but Production Slows

Freightliners on lot Class 8 Freightliners on a sales lot. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April jumped 52.8% compared with a year earlier to 19,312, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

February Class 8 Sales Flat at 15,369

Freightliner Market leader Freightliner posted a 6.9% gain on sales of 6,247. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in February were 0.6% lower compared with a year earlier, coming in at 15,369, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Retail Sales Rise 7.7% in January

Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia. Daimler Trucks North America had a leading 45.7% market share for its Freightliner and Western Star brands. (Daimler AG)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in January improved 7.7% compared with a year earlier, reaching 16,844 compared with 15,645 in 2020, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2021
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

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