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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 ...

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 ...
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