Class 8

Business, Equipment

US Fleet Size Hits Record

The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet grew to its largest size on record during the first quarter and is likely to grow further in the coming quarters, IHS Automotive reported.

June 2, 2014
Business, Equipment

February Class 8 Sales Up 11%

U.S. retail heavy-duty truck sales rose 11.2% to 13,949 units in February, the highest percentage gain in four months, reported.

March 17, 2014
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Surge 50% in December

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The Class 8 truck industry ended 2013 on a high note with about 31,800 new orders in December, a 50% jump from the same month a year earlier, ACT Research reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 6, 2014
Business, Equipment

Nov. Class 8 Sales Rise 1% in Third Consecutive Increase

Sales of Class 8 trucks slowed in November, gaining just 1% from the same month last year, while marking the third straight month of year-over-year increases, reported.

December 16, 2013
Business, Equipment

Sept. Truck Orders Jump 27.4% To Highest Since May, ACT Says

New Class 8 truck orders climbed 27.4% in September from year-ago levels to 20,100, the highest total since May, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research.

October 14, 2013
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Prices Rise as Inventory Tightens

The average price of used Class 8 trucks rose again in March, increasing 6% from February, and buyers accepted higher-mileage vehicles as well, according to ACT Research Co. and retail dealers.

May 9, 2011
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit Five-Year High

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Class 8 North American truck orders rose to 29,200 units in March, a five-year high, ACT Research said.

April 7, 2011
Business, Equipment

U.S. Class 8 Fleet Decline Ends as New Sales Rise, Polk Says

The U.S. Class 8 truck fleet appears to have halted a lengthy decline, according to new registration data for the last quarter of 2010, and fleet executives, truck dealers and analysts all said vehicle sales should continue to rise.

February 28, 2011
Business, Equipment

December Class 8 Orders Skyrocket to Over 25,000, Analysts Say

Orders for new Class 8 trucks in North America more than doubled in December from the same month in 2009 and totaled more than 25,000 units, two research organizations reported.

January 10, 2011
Business, Equipment

Aging U.S. Truck Fleet Could Lead to Production Boost Next Year

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Truck production in North America could climb more than 50% next year due to an aging U.S. truck fleet, Bloomberg reported.

November 19, 2010