truck orders


April Truck Orders Surge

Orders for new Class 8 trucks in North America shot up dramatically in April to around 38,000, about 160% higher than the year-ago level, lengthening delivery schedules, according to industry officials.

May 9, 2011

Truck Order Backlog Grows

As the backlog of orders for heavy-duty trucks has grown to levels not seen since late 2006, at least three of the four major vehicle manufacturers have announced commodity surcharges, with the extra fees as much as $975 a truck.

May 2, 2011

Recent Surge in Orders for New Trucks Expected to Slow in 2011, Experts Say

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The recent surge in heavy-duty truck orders will slow as the buying focus shifts from better-capitalized large fleets to smaller carriers that may not be able to afford as much new equipment, industry experts said.

February 21, 2011

Truck Orders Gain 148%

Orders for Class 8 trucks in North America soared to more than 26,000 in November, jumping at least 148% from a year ago and 38% from October, industry consultants said.

December 13, 2010

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Surge in September

Orders for new heavy-duty trucks jumped about 40% in September compared with the same month last year, an unexpectedly strong showing that analysts said resulted from a sharp boost in trucker confidence that sets the stage for a strong sales year in 2011.

November 1, 2010

New Truck Orders Rise Sharply in August

New orders for Class 8 trucks in North America climbed sharply in August, two commercial vehicle research companies said in preliminary reports.

September 13, 2010

Truck Orders Rise 28%

New orders for Class 8 trucks in March rose 28% from a year earlier, the second month in a row they have climbed, as buyers put requests for 11,285 new vehicles on the books, according to ACT Research Co. 

April 26, 2010

Class 8 Truck Orders Jump 21% as OEMs Predict Solid Growth

Orders for new Class 8 trucks in March jumped 21.1% over year-ago levels and surged 35.9% over February’s total as business levels continued to lap 2009’s anemic pace, said FTR Associates.

April 12, 2010