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Used tractor sales surge through summer slowdown

Demand for high quality, low mileage used Class 8 tractors fought back a traditional late summer sales slowdown according to data released by ATD. An influx of late-model sleeper tractors coming off trade ...

Karmak publishes service profitability white paper

Karmak has released the newest post in its new Thought Leadership series, “Using Data to Increase Service Profit.” Available HERE, the paper was written by Karmak’s team of Adam Madsen, manager of product management, ...

July truck orders surge 70%, set new six-month high

Truck orders for July – historically the worst month of the year – not only beat expectations, but set a new six-month high. “In July, historically the weakest month for order volumes, NA ...

Used truck volume continues climb, prices slide

The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in June rose 10 percent over May’s according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ...

Paccar income, truck sales improving

Improving truck sales in the U.S. and Canada and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide pushed Paccar's revenues and net income forward during the second quarter of 2014. The company earned $319.2 ...

Trailer orders up 45% in 2014

Trucks orders aren't the only thing enjoying a robust first half of 2014.   Trailer net orders (156,000 year-to-date) are up 45 percent through the first six months of the year. June net orders ...

June Class 8 orders a pleasant surprise

Class 8 orders in June came in surprisingly high following a solid May. According to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), total net orders were ...

Volvo truck boss says growth in truck market emerging

The ongoing replacement of aging fleets have pushed heavy truck sales for much of the year, but Volvo President and CEO Olof Persson says the market has only now begun to grow. Through ...

May trailer orders up more than 50 percent

May net trailer orders rose 52 percent year-over-year, according to ACT Research, with backlog, build, inventory and shipments less than 1 percent off from April. “This stability provides a solid foundation for the ...

June truck orders jump 41 percent

North American Class 8 truck net orders jumped a whopping 41 percent year-over-year in June according to FTR. The 26,255 units ordered last month represented the best June numbers since 2005.  Class 8 ...

May heavy truck orders up, best since February

Class 8 orders rebounded in May after failing to meet expectations in April. However, Classes 5-7 net orders pulled back sharply from April’s stellar performance according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Class 8 net orders ...

2012 model year trucks hit market in record numbers

The numbers of late model trucks entering the retail marketplace more than doubled in April according to data from NADA. April data shows a 135 percent increase for that model year over March. "In ...

May truck orders jump 14%, annualize to 343K units

Preliminary data for the month of May show truck orders North American Class 8 truck net orders at 25,605 units, a 14 percent year-over-year increase – the strongest May since 2006 Class 8 orders ...

Truck build rates get 10k unit bump

Cleveland Research Company, an independent equity research firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday raised its 2014 North American heavy truck build forecast by 10,000 units on stronger demand. Year-to-date, sales of Class 8 ...
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