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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 ...

November a tough month for used truck sales, prices

North American truck dealers didn't have a very happy Thanksgiving while struggling to sell used trucks in November. According to ATD/NADA, with approximately 50 percent of November data collected, retail used truck sales ...

Trucking Conditions Index remains high

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) reading of 9.18 in October, while down marginally from the previous month, remains high due to capacity tightness from Hours of Service. Truck utilization is in the range ...

Replacements will continue to drive truck demand

Eric Starks Senior Consultant and President of FTR Associates says if truckers don’t have freight, they don’t need equipment. Current trends in the market, according to FTR, show a steady demand for new equipment for ...

Truck order trend still ‘OK’

Truck order figures continued their "okay" trend in November, with ACT Research expecting 21,200 Class 8 units ordered last month. November Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 18,000 units when actual data are ...

Used Class 8 truck pricing ‘better than expected’

The average selling price of Class 8 trucks continues to hold up better than expected, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ...

Trailer orders up over last year, huge gains over prior month

October trailer orders climbed 6 percent from a year ago to 24,900 units – a 43 percent gain over the prior month – according to ACT Research Co. "Improvement in orders was widespread ...

October truck orders ‘strong’; market ‘not great’

As expected from its preliminary report, ACT Research says Classes 5-8 orders were strong in October. This updated status of the North America commercial vehicle market was included in the State of the Industry report, ...

New truck sales correlated to used truck pricing

Data compiled by NADA shows a close correlation between demand for new and used trucks beginning with the economic recovery through mid-2012. In the past 18 months, demand for late-model used trucks has accelerated, ...

Volvo, Mack North American deliveries skyrocket

Volvo Trucks said Wednesday group October truck deliveries rose 13 percent year-over-year to 20,987 units. The truck maker says sales in North America increased 47 percent during the period, up to 4,857 trucks. RELATED: Truck order ...

Truck order season off to strong start

October truck order placement exceed trends of the past few months, according to data released by ACT Research. When final tallies are released mid-month, North American classes 5-7 orders are expected to hit ...

Average price of used Class 8 trucks ‘better than expected’

Used truck dealers continue to characterize business as “good” or even better than expected, although maybe not quite as strong as they had hoped, according to the latest release of the State of ...

New truck registrations ‘soft’

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 trucks remain soft through the first eight months of 2013, according to the most recent reports compiled by Polk. Total new commercial vehicle registrations were 379,300 ...
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