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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 ...

Heavy truck orders up 13% in 2013

December was a banner month for Class 8 truck orders – and it was the second biggest order month since March 2006 – as orders climbed roughly 50 percent month-over-month and year-over-year. According ...

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, ...

Trailer orders surpass 230,000 for third straight year

December trailer orders improved 14 percent month-over-month, as six of the 10 trailer categories posted positive results. For 2013, a total of 231,700 orders were booked, down just less than 2 percent from ...

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 ...

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 ...
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