Truck Sales

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April 24, 2018

Earnings Watch: Volvo, Paccar Increase 1st Quarter Profits Amid Higher Sales

Volvo and Paccar both reported that profits moved higher in the first quarter of the year as sales also improved, increasing their predictions for the Class 8 truck market for 2018.

April 20, 2018

First Quarter 2018 Truck Orders Hit 12-Year High

Truck orders in the first quarter of 2018 hit the second highest mark in history and mark the best period for orders since 2006, according to ACT Research.

April 19, 2018

Rainier Truck & Chassis Offers Online Ordering

Rainier dealers and customers can now use the company's factory website to order trucks anytime and anywhere.

April 18, 2018

Truck Dealerships Employed 12% More People Last Year

Employment at the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck dealership was up 12.3% last year, according to a report released by the American Truck Dealers.

April 18, 2018

What Top Dealers Can Tell Us About Trucking Trends

Connectivity, spec’ing trends, market disruptions, and market conditions are among the issues challenging dealers and their customers. We got insights from the nominees for the Truck Dealer of the Year award, presented by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software.

April 5, 2018

Should Fleets Own or Lease Trucks?

More fleets are looking more closely at all their options, from outright ownership to finance leasing to full-service leasing, even opting to own some trucks while leasing others.

March 15, 2018

Volvo Trucks Projects 'Very Strong' Class 8 Truck Sales

Volvo Trucks is expecting North American Class 8 truck sales this year to significantly exceed its current official projection of 280,000.

March 1, 2018

Analysis: Could History Repeat Itself With Truck Capacity?

When you look back just four years ago to 2014, a lot of heavy-trucks were sold. Freight demand had suddenly increased, and everyone was trying to move more cargo. But when 2015 rolled around, things weren’t as rosy.

January 29, 2018

Trucking Aftermarket Poised for Growth Through 2022

In 2017 the U.S. aftermarket for Class 6-8 trucks and trailers grew to $30.4 billion and it could be poised for growth through 2022.

January 18, 2018

Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

December 21, 2017

Used Class 8 Sales Decline in November

Following a surge in October, same-dealer used Class 8 truck sales dropped 17% in November and prices fell by 3%.

November 29, 2017

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

November 10, 2017

Western Star Offers Veterans Discounts on New Trucks

Western Star Trucks and Daimler Truck Financial have announced that their program to give discounts on new trucks to U.S. and Canadian military veterans will continue throughout 2018.

October 27, 2017

Class 8 Natural Gas Sales Flat So far this Year

The sales of Class 8, natural gas-powered trucks were flat through August year-to-date in the U.S. and Canada, according to ACT Research.

October 23, 2017

Navistar to Raise Truck Prices Up to 2%

Navistar has announced that it will raise truck prices by up to 2% in the coming year due to rising commodity prices.

October 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

September 26, 2017

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Fresh off the launch of its new Anthem highway tractor, Mack Trucks held an upbeat press conference kicking off day two of NACV in Atlanta with an overview of the year to date and hints as to the company’s future objectives.

September 25, 2017

Volvo Trucks Sees One Strong Year Leading into Another

Alluding to Volvo’s rollout of not one but two new trucks in the past few month, Volvo Trucks North America President Göran Nyberg declared “it’s a great year to introduce a new truck.”

September 19, 2017

Q&A: A Truck Dealer Talks About Industry Challenges

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana, spoke with HDT about how issues facing truck dealers are impacting fleets as well as shares her thoughts on the challenges dealers face today.

September 6, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Maintain Momentum

Class 8 truck orders continued to climb steadily in August, while medium-duty truck orders have stagnated a little, according to preliminary numbers from transportation analysts FTR and ACT Research.

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