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Class 8 truck sales hit 6 month high, trailer orders surging

Retail sales for Classes 5-8 posted solid gains in April according to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT), with Class 8 sales surging to milestone heights. “Class ...

Wholesale used truck market surges in March

Numbers of trucks sold at auction in March came roaring back in March after a quiet start to the new year. According to data released by NADA, the average used truck sold at ...

Trucking Conditions Index up more than a point

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) in March rose more than one point to a reading of 8.69, reflecting the extremely tight capacity in the Truckload sector. There is a possibility for some relief ...

Used truck volume inching upward

The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in March rose 8 percent above February’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published ...

Truck orders at best levels in 8 years

Preliminary data shows March 2014 was another strong month for net truck order activity. According to FTR March 2014 Class 8 truck net orders were 27,139, the fourth consecutive month of solid order activity. ...

Used truck prices setting records

The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks set a record for the second consecutive month in February at just more than $44,400, according to the latest release of ...

Used truck prices remain at record highs

Increased numbers of newer used trucks continue to enter the market, providing buyers with better access to the low-mileage trucks, according to the newest NADA Commercial Truck Guide Industry Report. January prices for ...

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 ...
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