Truck Orders

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May 4, 2017

Fleet Sentiment Report: Things Are Good, Not Great

The outlook of fleets in the second quarter of 2017 was generally positive, but it was not much better than in the early part of the year, according to a survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

May 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Climb 4% in April

Class 8 truck orders had a solid month in April, meeting expectations and beating the previous month, according to early numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

March 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Still Look Strong in February

Class 8 truck orders are expected to be strong again in February, beating expectations for the second month in a row, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

February 21, 2017

Truck Orders Reflect Rebounding Market

Class 8 truck orders hit a 13-month high in January at 22,188 units, rebounding from poor 2016 numbers for the second and third quarter, according to ACT Research.

February 3, 2017

Truck Orders Hit 13-Month High in January

With the preliminary numbers rolling in from ACT Research and FTR, it is looking like January was a banner month for both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders.

January 19, 2017

December Heavy Truck Orders Hit 6-Month High

North American Class 8 retail sales rose to a six-month high of 21,281 units and Classes 5-7 had another banner year, according to ACT Research.

January 10, 2017

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.

January 5, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders to See Expected Increase

Class 8 truck net orders are projected to realize a solid increase in December, according to preliminary numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

December 20, 2016

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound

Class 8 net orders increased in November following heavy cancellations in the previous month, according to final numbers from ACT Research.

December 6, 2016

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 18% in November

Orders of Classes 5 to 7 vehicles fell 18% in November from October and 10% from a year ago, according to ACT Research.

December 5, 2016

November Class 8 Truck Orders Indicate Stabilized Market

There was a significant and expected increase in Class 8 truck order activity during the month of November, according to preliminary numbers from FTR.

November 18, 2016

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

November 3, 2016

Early Class 8 Order Numbers Flat for the Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

October 21, 2016

Lukewarm Class 8 Orders See Trivial Increase

Net Class 8 truck orders in September increased modestly from the previous month, possibly signaling that a historically weak season for orders was ending.

October 18, 2016

Medium-Duty Orders Rise 19% in September

Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

October 18, 2016

Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration

The Class 3-7 medium-duty truck market has been stable and healthy so far in 2016 and it is expected that all segments will show consistent growth going forward.

October 4, 2016

Truck Orders Mostly Hold Steady in September

Net orders of Class 8 trucks were in line with expectations, falling only slightly from the previous month’s numbers, according to preliminary numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

September 21, 2016

Low Cancellations Help Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High

Net Class 8 truck orders rose to a three-month high in August, helped by cancellations which fell to a near three-year low, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

September 8, 2016

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.

September 6, 2016

August Class 8 Truck Orders Will Beat Expectations

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.

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