April 22, 2014 - Industry News
The largest network of commercial truck dealers in North America saw a drop in its first quarter profit despite a 26.7% gain in its revenue.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Earnings
March 27, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been gradually ramping up production and expects a strong 2014. However, the involvement of the California Air Resources Board in writing the next round of federal emissions regulations has them concerned.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Truck Sales, GHG, Daimler Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America
March 20, 2014 - Industry News
New orders for Class 8 trucks in February increased 30% from the same time a year earlier while Classes 5-7 gained 18%, according to updated numbers from commercial vehicle industry data publisher ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 22, 2014 - Industry News
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.
Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Product Support, OEM, Dealers, Vocational, Heavy-Duty Trucks
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, reported record annual revenues of $3.4 billion in 2013 compared to $3.1 billion in 2012, while net profit slid to $49.2 million compared to $$62.5 million a year earlier.
Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Navistar International
January 31, 2014 - Industry News
Paccar, the parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, reported record revenue of $17.12 billion in 2013 compared to revenue of $17.05 billion the year before.
Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, OEM, Peterbilt, Earnings, Engines, Truck Sales
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
November North American Class 5 through 7 net truck orders are expected to total 18,000 while Class 8 orders are expected at 21,200 units, when actual data are released mid-month, according to commercial vehicle data analysts at ACT Research.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
November Class 8 truck orders totaled 20,915, the second consecutive month above the 20,000 mark, according to preliminary data from transportation forecasting firm FTR. However, the company notes that was below expectations.
Tags: Truck Sales, Truck Orders, FTR, Class 8
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
As fleets continue to adapt to recent changes in hours of service regulations and face increasing challenges in finding drivers and technicians, nevertheless a new survey indicates they will be buying more trucks in 2014.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Sales, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
September is typically the second weakest order month of the year for Class 8, so modest activity was expected, reports ACT Research. Class 8 net orders were 19,018 units, and there also was a spike in cancellations.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, ACT Research
September 25, 2013 - Industry News
INDIANAPOLIS -- As we continue to see mixed signals from the short-term economy, many are suffering from "stable environment anxiety," said Eric Starks, president of FTR Transportation Intelligence, in a commercial vehicle market update during FTR's Transportation Conference this week in Indianapolis.
Tags: Economy, Class 8, Trailers, Truck Sales, FTR
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Sixty-five percent of the fleet executives that responded to the Q3 2013 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in late July indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months. This is an increase from the 53% that responded affirmatively during the Q2 survey in April.
Tags: Fleet Survey, Truck Sales, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
Although commercial vehicle orders slipped month over month in June, there was still good news to be had, with heavy-duty retail sales at a nine-month high when seasonally adjusted.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Dealers
May 21, 2013 - Industry News
ACT Research said Class 8 vehicle orders in April stayed above 20,000 units for a seventh consecutive month. This total is the second highest volume of orders in 16 months, ACT stated.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Sales
May 3, 2013 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders for April are expected to come in between about 23,000 and 23,300, which is higher than last year and marks the fifth month in a row orders have been above 20,000, according to two leading trucking number-crunchers.
Tags: Truck Sales, FTR Associates, ACT Research
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for March show Class 8 truck orders dropped slightly from February, but analysts are not concerned by when they see as a temporary dip.
Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 8
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
Three separate new reports paint a picture of healthy new heavy truck sales and an improving used-truck market, but a market for trailers that is still relatively weak.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Sales, ACT Research
March 20, 2013 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America announced it is laying off only half of the staff previously announced, on the heels of a strong first quarter and improving economic signals.
Tags: Truck Sales, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America
March 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two separate reports show orders for new commercial trucks in North America were good through the first two months of the year.
Tags: Class 8, FTR Associates, ACT Research, Truck Sales
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