April 20, 2015
Class 8 truck orders were weak in March, with just over 24,600 units ordered due to a seven-month backlog of unbuilt orders from last year. Medium-duty orders were up thanks to strong truck and bus segments.
April 2, 2015
Net orders for Class 8 Trucks hit a six-month low, recording 24,780 units, in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. This is the lowest level since September 2014 and the first time Class 8 orders have fallen year-over-year since January 2013.
Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.
March 19, 2015
February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.
March 2, 2015
Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.
February 23, 2015
Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.
February 12, 2015
Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering an Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers purchasing new Kenworth Class 8 trucks financed through PACCAR.
February 4, 2015
Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.
January 29, 2015
Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.
January 22, 2015
Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.
January 7, 2015
Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in December, as 65,700 total heavy- and medium-duty trucks were ordered, according to the latest projections from ACT Research.
January 6, 2015
Truck orders remained strong in December with net Class 8 orders at 43,620 units, the third consecutive month above 40,000, according to the latest data from FTR.
December 29, 2014
ACT Research found that demand for Class 8 trucks remained high in November with 40,925 units ordered. It was the fifth best month since the research company began collecting data in the 1980s.
December 11, 2014
New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.
December 3, 2014
Commercial truck orders remained strong in North America in November, according to reports from two leading industry research firms, with Class 8 orders racking up the fifth-best month of all time.
November 26, 2014
Sales of used Class 8 trucks were essentially flat in October, rising by only 1% over the previous month according to an ACT Research report.
November 5, 2014
Demand for commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada continues to strengthen, though used commercial vehicle registrations still outnumber new registrations.
November 4, 2014
October was the second best month on record for orders of Class 8 trucks, increasing 87% over September to nearly 46,000 units, according to FTR.
October 31, 2014
Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.
October 10, 2014
September is the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year improvement in Class 8 truck orders, according to a report by FTR.
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