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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 ...

Heavy truck orders highest in nearly two years

According to preliminary data released by FTR Tuesday, October Class 8 truck net orders jumped 39 percent from September to 25,960 units. RELATED: Volvo sales slide, orders improve  October 2013 orders improved 14 percent year-over-year ...

Fleets see business growth opportunities in 2014

CK Commercial Vehicle Research has completed its 2013 Annual Fleet Study. Fifty-five representatives from small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleets responded to this year's 20-question survey covering planned 2014 truck ...

Trailer orders up over last year

September marked the second consecutive month with trailer industry net orders above the 240k rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. According to ACT Research, September trailer orders climbed 3.5 percent from last year to ...

Paccar boosts truck sales, profits

Paccar Inc. reported a 32 percent rise in quarterly profit Tuesday on the strength of higher North American truck sales. Net income rose to $309.4 million in the third quarter, up from $233.6 ...

Volvo sales slide, orders improve

The world's second largest truck maker reported a drop in third quarter profit, thanks in part to currency exchange rates and massive global product refreshening project. "The product renewal is the largest in ...

Daimler truck segment posts higher profit, more sales

The makers of Freightliner and Western Star trucks – Daimler AG – reported “significantly improved” third quarter earnings Thursday. The company posted a 53.2 percent increase in profit and a 4 percent increase ...

September truck orders below 20K, cancellations spike

Class 8 net orders were 19,018 units in September, traditionally the second weakest order month of the year. “On top of lower than expected Class 8 orders, cancellations also spiked in September," said ...

FTR’s August Trucking Conditions Index improves

Released Friday, FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading. The increase moves the index to an expected peak this fall before ...

Investments in equipment on the rise

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation expects investments in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.3 percent in 2013, according to the Q4 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. ...

Class 8 orders remain below 20K

FTR has released preliminary data showing September Class 8 truck net orders at 19,777 units 29 percent better than a year ago but just 3 percent higher than August orders. FTR says September ...

Used sleeper pricing surges

After setting a new record every month from February through June, the retail price of an average sleeper tractor sold in 2013 finally pulled back fractionally in July, according to ATD. Fierce upward ...

Used truck pricing better than expected

The average selling price of total reported Class 8 used trucks continued to hold up higher than expected in August, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes ...

Trailer orders better, backlog thin

Every trailer category posted month over month order gains in August, according to the most recent update on industry performance reported in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. ...
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