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July 22, 2016

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

July 6, 2016

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

June 24, 2016

Used Class 8 Sales Take a Steep Downturn

Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales volumes took a steep downturn in May, declining by 18% compared to April, according to ACT Research.

June 20, 2016

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

June 14, 2016

Used Class 8 Auction Volumes Steady but Slow

Class 8 auction volume has remained steady but well below the second half of 2015, according to analysis of the commercial truck market by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

June 3, 2016

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

May 24, 2016

Used Class 8 Sales Remain Below 2015 Levels

Used Class 8 same-dealer sales volumes fell in April, ending an upward trend from the past few months, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

May 19, 2016

More of the Same as Class 8 Orders Decline

ACT Research characterized truck orders in April as "more of the same," as Class 8 orders fell 16% from the previous month and 39% compared to last year.

May 13, 2016

ACT: Class 8 Supply Still Running High

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.

May 12, 2016

Volvo Trucks Head Highlights Renewed Customer Focus

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.

May 4, 2016

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

April 28, 2016

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April 14, 2016

“Inventory Overhang” Helping Sustain Rise in Class 8 Truck Supply

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than the demand for those trucks, according to ACT Research Co.’s most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.

April 5, 2016

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

March 23, 2016

Used Truck Sales Rebound in February

Used Class 8 Truck volumes rebounded nicely in February following a disappointing month of sales in January, reports ACT Research.

March 22, 2016

Class 8 Truck Market Flat, Medium-Duty Poised for Steady Growth

Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.

March 7, 2016

Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

March 3, 2016

Class 8 Truck Demand Still Slow for February

Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

February 24, 2016

Weak Used Class 8 Demand Drives Up Inventory

ACT Research said the Used Class 8 truck market was mixed in January with a significant decrease in sales coupled with falling mileage, increasing average age and flat pricing.

February 3, 2016

January Sees Lackluster Class 8 Truck Orders

January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.

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