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Commercial truck orders approach 400k in 2014

Truck order momentum built in 2014 as the calendar pages turned and according to ACT Research Co. (ACT), closed out with 380,200 net orders – a jump of 42 percent from 2013. "The Q4 order volume ...

2014 trailer orders were ‘best ever’

The 45,500 net trailer orders posted in December in the U.S. barely missed setting a new record. It was the second highest month ever recorded, falling just 1.5% short of October 2014. Trailer orders ...

Strong used truck demand expected to pace 2015

According to Chris Visser, ATD/NADA senior analyst and product manager, new truck orders were “through the roof” in the fourth quarter ...

Truck orders close 2014 over 40,000

Truck dealers celebrated a Merry Christmas thanks in part to closing the book on the third consecutive month with net truck orders above 40,000 units. December 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders ...

Trailer orders jump 43%, up 55% YTD

November trailer orders topped 36,000 units, rocketing 43 percent year-over-year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation ...

Class 8 backlog hits 8 year high, but HOS rollback could put drag on 2016

Class 8 orders in November were 40,925 units, the fifth best order month since ACT Research started collecting industry data in the early 1980s, the firm says. "Year-to-date, orders of 336,000 units are ...

President signs off on tax extenders

With barely more than a week left in 2014, President Barack Obama has signed off on a measure that increases small-business expensing and bonus depreciation ... for 2014. Obama signed Saturday H.R. 5771, ...

Used trucks volumes flatten, retail prices climb

Volumes of used Class 8 trucks were flat in October, limping upward by 1 percent month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published ...

Bill to restore bonus depreciation, AltFuel credit passes House

Trucking has received quite the shot in the arm this year, and more might be on the way. The House this week passed a Bill that could unlock millions of dollars in tax ...

Truck orders trend toward happy holidays

North American Class 8 truck orders came in at 40,560 in November according to data released by FTR Wednesday. Last month marked the second consecutive month above the 40,000, with order activity – ...

October trailer orders shatter records

October trailer net orders in the U.S. came in at 46,267 units, an all-time record high, according to FTR. Last month's posting shattered the old mark by 9 percent and signal good news ...

Truck orders jump 76 percent

Total net orders for Class 8 trucks were 45,978 units in October, up 76 percent year-over-year and the second best in the history of the industry. The only time on record with more ...

Volvo, Mack deliveries jump in October

Global deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in October 2014 amounted to 22,244 vehicles, the company reported Wednesday, a decrease of 5 percent compared with the year-earlier month. Deliveries in North America ...

Used truck sales tick upward

Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks rose 6 percent month-over-month and 4 percent year-over-year in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used ...
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