Class 8

Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Prices Decline in October; Analysts Forecast Weaker Market in 2017

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The average used Class 8 truck sold in October entered the resale market with lower mileage than those sold a year earlier, but its sales price was down about 14% due to soft demand and an excessive inventory of unsold vehicles, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 5, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Plunge 29.3%

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks sank nearly 30% in October in a market beset by weak demand for freight hauling, cautious fleets and uncertainty about the incoming presidential administration’s regulatory approach, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Fall Below 14,000 in October

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Orders for Class 8 trucks in October reached 13,900, according to ACT Research Co.’s initial findings, which will be revised if necessary later in the month.

November 3, 2016
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Sales Drop 26.1% in 9th Straight Monthly Decline

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks dropped 26.1% in August from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported, the ninth straight monthly decline, as industry conditions continue to show little improvement.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 19, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Drop Sharply in July

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North American Class 8 orders fell to about 10,000 in July, the weakest level in nearly six years, analysts reported.

August 3, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Plummet 27.7% in June; Eighth Decline in Last Nine Months

U.S. retail heavy-duty truck sales contracted for the eighth time in the past nine months year-over-year in June, and the 27.7% plunge was the sharpest decline of the rough stretch dating to October.

July 25, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Fall to the Lowest Point Since 2012

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North American orders for Class 8 trucks in June fell to the lowest point in nearly six years, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2016
Business, Equipment

April Class 8 Sales Decline 18.9%

U.S. retail sales of new Class 8 trucks fell 18.9% in April from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported. Analysts said the figures reflect a shift in traditional seasonal buying patterns rather than plummeting demand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 16, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Orders Drop 48%

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January’s Class 8 North American orders just cleared 18,000, down 48% year-over-year but within expectations as fleets’ ordering patterns shifted into a more typical range, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 8, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Drop in December, But Still Post Fourth-Best Year

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks fell 11.1% in December from a year earlier but finished 2015 with the fourth-highest annual total on record, WardsAuto.com reported.  

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2016

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