Truck Orders

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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.

February 2, 2016

TMC Transport Buying 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s

Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.

January 20, 2016

Class 8 Sleeper Orders Soared in 2015

The Class 8 sleeper segment saw its best sales and production numbers in history in 2015, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

January 6, 2016

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in December

Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

December 21, 2015

Medium Duty Positioned for 'Modest Growth' in 2016

Orders of medium-duty vehicles logged another healthy month in November and appear ready for "continued modest growth" in 2016, an ACT Research analyst has predicted.

December 11, 2015

The Class 8 Update: Sales and New Products

After an up and down year of sales and a new one on the horizon, all of the major truck manufacturers are showcasing their visions for the future.

December 4, 2015

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

December 2, 2015

Volvo Trucks to Lay Off 734 Employees at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.

November 18, 2015

Truck Orders 'Unimpressive' in October

Net order activity in October for new Class 8 and Class 5-7 trucks reflects the continuing slowdown in market activity, according to ACT Research Co.

November 3, 2015

Truck Orders Expected to Fall Below Last Year's Levels

Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.

November 2, 2015

500,000 Fleets to Purchase New Vehicle in 15 Months

Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.

November 2, 2015

Fleets Expected to Match 2015 Equipment Orders Next Year

As many as 76% of fleets expect their upcoming heavy-duty truck orders to match what was purchased in 2015, with a few fleets planning an increase.

October 21, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Move Toward More Sustainable Pace

There were 19,400 Class 8 truck orders booked in September, slightly down from August but coming closer to a “more sustainable pace," according to ACT Research.

October 19, 2015

DTNA's Daum: Reduced Truck Orders Actually Benefit Customers

PHILADELPHIA — Don’t expect truck sales in the fourth quarter and next year to be like the “monster” numbers of a year earlier, says Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America — and that’s a good thing.

October 1, 2015

Truck Demand May Be Slower Through 2016

After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.

September 18, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Subdued by Soft Economy

There were 20,200 Class 8 truck orders in August, beating projections from earlier in the month but well below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.

September 3, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Near 2-Year Lows in August

Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.

August 19, 2015

Class 8 Orders Beat Expectations, Class 6-7 Up, ACT Says

Even without a press-release-worthy, 9,000-unit multi-year order, heavy truck sales were still higher than analysts anticipated.

August 5, 2015

Class 8 Order Increase Parallels Confidence in Trucking

Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.

July 22, 2015

International Secures Order for Over 1,000 Trucks

International Truck has announced securing an order for 1,050 Class 8 trucks from an unnamed provider of fleet and owner-operator leasing services.

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