Class 8

Business, Technology, Equipment

Efficient Drivetrains Announces New Class 8 Products

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. expanded its EDI PowerDrive product line to include a new powertrain suitable for Class 8 vehicle applications.

December 1, 2017
Business, Equipment

Hino to Build Classes 7-8 Truck In New Manufacturing Plant in West Virginia

Hino truck Medium-duty Hino truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Hino Motors disclosed plans to open a truck assembly plant in West Virginia to produce a new line of heavy-duty Classes 7-8 trucks and to consolidate truck manufacturing operations in the United States.

September 28, 2017

Class 8 Sales Top 17,000, Second-Highest Month in 2017

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks rose to the second-highest total of the year, eclipsing 17,000, as they begin to mimic the earlier strengthening of orders and production, and small- and medium-size fleets increasingly see new trucks as crucial to driver retention, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2017
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Makes 7-Axle Straight Truck for Ag Hauler

White Oak Mills Kenworth truck White Oak Mills' Long (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co. manufactured a 7-axle straight truck for White Oak Mills, marking the first time the OEM had made such a vehicle starting with its T880S platform.

September 11, 2017
Business, Equipment

Navistar Redesigns Flagship LoneStar Model

LoneStar Navistar International Corp.

International Truck, a unit of Navistar International Corp., announced redesigns and updates to its flagship, almost decade-old, LoneStar model.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 11, 2017
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Rise, Prices Stable in July

Sales of used Class 8 trucks improved in July, rising 19% year-over-year and 20% year-to-date, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 28, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Surge 81% in July, Top 18,000

Orders Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 orders rolled on in July, climbing 81% year-over-year in what is typically the slowest order month of the year, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Production Hits 19-Month High

Production TT File Photo

North American Class 8 production reached a 19-month high in June after stronger orders earlier this year, according to ACT Research Co.

July 24, 2017

Straight Trucks’ Market Share Gains on Highway Tractors

While the grand total of U.S. Class 8s in operation is growing ever so slightly, there are major shifts within the newest segment of that population, including more straight trucks at the expense of highway tractors, according to a recent report on vehicle registrations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2017
Business, Equipment

Truck Orders Remain Steady in March, Exceed 22,000 for Month

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Preliminary Class 8 net orders for March were 22,800 units, slightly above expectations and much higher than a year ago for the third consecutive month, research company FTR reported.

April 5, 2017