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FTR to hold webinar next Thursday

FTR Associates will hold its “Commercial Vehicle Truck and Trailer Outlook” webinar at 1 p.m. EDT next Thursday, June 13, 2013. FTR says the webinar will discuss the current outlook for the commercial ...

May truck orders fall flat

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing May Class 8 truck net orders at 22,541, a slight 2 percent drop from April numbers. FTR says orders have been relatively flat since January with ...

Used truck market falls in April

Torpedoed by a 33 percent drop in the auction segment, the used class 8 truck market fell 5 percent in April, according to ACT Research. Retail sales rose 2 percent while wholesale jumped ...

April trailer orders jump

Following weak March numbers, net trailer orders soared 29 percent month over month in April, stronger than predicted by seasonality. However, according to ACT Research, year to date net orders lag by 10 ...

Truck orders near 16 month high

Class 8 orders remained above 20,000 units for a seventh consecutive month in April, rising to their second highest volume in 16 months. According to data recently released by ACT Research Co., April Class 8 ...

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence improves in May

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  has released the May 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the Foundation says the index reports a ...

Volvo truck deliveries dip 10% in NA

Volvo AB said Friday its North American truck deliveries slid 2 percent in April versus a year ago. Globally, deliveries fell 2 percent, with losses offset mostly by a 54 percent surge in ...

Shippers Condition Index improves

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for March eased from February’s -9.5 reading to a current reading of -7.3, indicating a slightly improved but still negative environment for shippers. The Shippers Conditions Index ...

April truck sales up over March, down year-over-year

Class 8 sales fell 11.1 percent in April on declines at International (34.2 percent), and PACCAR, which fell 22.6 percent driven by slowdowns at Kenworth and Peterbilt. Class 8's largest gainer was Daimler's Western Star, ...

Trucking Conditions Index rose in March

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for March as reported in the May 2013 Trucking Update reflected improvement in an already favorable environment for trucking with an additional increase to a reading of ...

Study: Private fleets adding equipment faster than for-hire

Results from the Q2 2013 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research shows private fleets are currently adding capacity with additional units at a faster rate than for-hire fleets. Half of ...

Class 8 orders remain above 20k in April

Class 8 preliminary net orders of 23,300 represent a continuation of the narrow North American order trend that has been in place since last October. “April’s Class 8 preliminary net orders were up ...

Florida okays incentives to buy NG trucks

The Florida House of  Representativs passed HB 579 to promote the use of natural gas fuels, giving dealers of natural gas trucks and equipment a shot in the arm. The legislation, according to ...

Used truck volumes up

The used truck market saw a second consecutive month of improved volumes in March. The retail market was flat compared to February, while the wholesale market contracted. However the auction market roared back ...
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