Class 8

Business, Equipment

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

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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

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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
Business

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

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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
Business, Equipment

US Sales of Class 8 Trucks Fall 29.5% in February

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in February fell 29.5% to just more than 11,000 units, as each truck maker experienced a double-digit decline. But analysts said the market, nonetheless, was showing signs of improvement.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

US Retail Sales of Class 8 Trucks Drop in February

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U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in February fell 29.5% from a year earlier, as all truck makers posted double-digit declines, WardsAuto.com reported.

March 14, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Rise 28%, Reach Highest Total in 14 Months

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North American Class 8 orders in February reached a 14-month high as they cleared 23,000, and exceeded expectations, analysts said.

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

Poor January Retail Sales May Signal the Market Hit Bottom

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U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in January — typically a skimpy point in any year — barely squeaked past 10,000 units and were the lowest in nearly six years as they fell 31.4% year-over-year, WardsAuto.com reported.

February 23, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Cleared 20,000 in December

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Class 8 orders cleared 21,000 in December, ending the year on a solid but lukewarm note, analysts said.

January 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

November Class 8 Sales Fall 27.5%

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in November were off 27.5% from a year earlier amid weak demand for longhaul trucking. November’s was the lowest total for that month since 2012, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2016

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