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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 ...

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 ...

FTR hires industry vet, enhances Truck & Trailer Outlook

Transportation intelligence firm FTR has hired Don Ake as Vice President of Commercial Vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product. FTR says, ...

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 ...
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