Class 8

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
Business, Equipment

New Class 8 Registrations Rise

U.S. registrations of new Class 8 trucks increased 7.8% in the second quarter compared with the same 2009 period, but failed to keep up with equipment retirements, as the total of heavy-duty trucks registered in June declined slightly from last year, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

August 23, 2010
Business, Equipment

April Class 8 Registrations Rise 8%

New U.S. registrations of heavy-duty trucks grew 8.4% in April compared with the same month a year ago, following an 11.3% gain in March, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

June 28, 2010
Business, Equipment

Global Truck Market Demand Remains Weak, Report Says

The global market for commercial trucks is showing signs of recovery, but demand over the next few years is likely to stay far below the peak levels of 2006 in North America and 2008 in Europe, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said.

June 24, 2010