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Truck orders near best levels in 8 years

February Class 8 truck net orders hit 28,876, the highest February, and combined with December and January the best three-month period, since 2006. February 2014 net orders were a 27 percent improvement from ...

Fuel economy mandates may affect used truck pricing

Trucks designed to meet 2011 emissions standards are just now hitting the streets, but last week President Barack Obama will order the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation to produce ...

Older used trucks get the cold shoulder in January

Older model year used heavy trucks got the cold shoulder in January as auction and dealer-to-dealer sales indicate buyers were shopping mainly for younger, lower-mileage sleeper tractors in January. "The average age and ...

Trailer and truck orders, used truck prices surge in January

Trailer orders got off to a hot start in January, surging 28 percent year-over-year according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Seven of the ten ...

Past 4 months have been three of the top five truck order months this cycle

January NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,000 units, according to ACT Research and Class 8 net orders are expected at 34,700 units when actual data are released mid-month. “The past ...

Trailer market expected to grow 2% this year

FTR Thursday released its 2014 forecast for the U.S., projecting a total market for 2014 at 240,000 units – a 2.2 percent increase over 2013. For the first time, FTR presents their quarterly trailer ...

January truck orders ‘way beyond expectations’

Class 8 truck net orders were above 30,000 for the second consecutive month in January – the first time back to back months have exceeded this mark since 2006. "Orders were way beyond expectations," Don ...

Majority of fleets plan truck purchases by March

Sixty-two percent of fleet executives responding to the Q1 2014 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) in January indicated they plan to place orders for Class 8 trucks in ...

Paccar closes 2013 with ‘record’ revenues, 28% market share

Paccar reported record annual revenues of $17.12 billion and net income of $1.17 billion for 2013 Friday, achieving the third best annual net profit in the company's history and the 75th consecutive ...

Truck values hold strong as demand for used trucks exceeds supply

Truck dealers who have shied away from used truck sales over the potential to take a loss are missing a major sales opportunity, according to Chris Visser, Senior Analyst and Product Manager, ...

December heavy truck orders jump 50 percent

December North American Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 14,200 units, and Class 8 net orders are expected at 31,800 units when actual data are released mid-month, according to ACT Research. “This ...

November truck orders disappoint

After bustling October, Class 8 orders provided some disappointment in November. For the month, new and net orders were 22,231 and 21,255 units, respectively according to ACT Research. Classes 5-7 orders totaled 18,407 units, ...

Navistar set to deliver ISB-powered DuraStar trucks

Navistar, Inc. says it has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar vehicles with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine. The first units were released from the company's Escobedo, Mexico assembly plant with initial customers such as ...

November trailer orders grow

The 43 percent month-over-month gain in net trailer orders posted in October was followed in November by a less ambitious 3 percent month-over-month improvement, with strength centralized in dry vans, flats and ...
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