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May 18, 2017

Mack Trucks' Slagle is Bullish on Class 8 Truck Market

The head of Mack Trucks regards the state of the heavy-duty truck market as solid. “Everyone in the industry has succeeded in bringing inventory down to safe levels,” Dennis Slagle, president of Mack Trucks and Volvo Group executive vice president, said at a May 18 media briefing.

May 12, 2017

For-Hire Trucking Index Shows 7th Straight Positive Reading

Following a three-year high in the previous month, April’s volume grew slower, according to the latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index.

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.

April 27, 2017

Truck Dealership Employment Rose 5.6% in 2016

Employment at truck dealerships hit its highest point in five years, according to a report from American Truck Dealers a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as dealers work to improve customer uptime and deal with ever-more-complex equipment.

April 21, 2017

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

April 5, 2017

FTR, ACT Report Steady Growth for Class 5-8 Sales in March

Class 8 truck orders for March have beat expectations for the third month in a row, according to FTR. While relatively flat compared to last month, they're up over last year.

March 28, 2017

Used Truck Sales See Bump Compared to 2016

Used Class 8 truck sales volumes in February were higher overall than in 2016 and they improved for a second consecutive month, according to an ACT Research Report.

March 27, 2017

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are higher than they would have predicted just three to six months ago.

January 27, 2017

Volvo Trucks Cancels 500-Person Layoff at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks has decided to cancel a round of layoffs at its Dublin, Va., truck manufacturing plants that would have put 500 people out of work.

January 4, 2017

Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

January 3, 2017

Worldwide Annual Electric Truck Sales May Reach 332,000 by 2026

Global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026.

December 27, 2016

What Will the Class 8 Market Look Like in 2017?

The economy is currently on solid footing, but the Class 8 market has fallen dramatically this year. With the economy expected to grow slightly better in 2017, can we expect this to translate into a better environment for new equipment orders for the truck OEMs and their suppliers?

December 13, 2016

Rush Truck Center CEO Predicts Mixed Year for Truck Sales

Rush Truck Center CEO Rusty Rush said he expects to see a flat year in Class 8 over-the-road sales in 2017, but predicts that certain market segments and medium duty sales will remain strong.

October 31, 2016

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

October 7, 2016

Will New GHG Emissions Prompt a Pre-Buy?

A new report says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021 — but others say this time around is different.

October 3, 2016

Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

LAS VEGAS — Despite a challenging truck sales environment and not hitting a few goals laid out last year, Daimler Trucks North America is still confident it can remain the industry leader in this “new normal” environment, president and CEO Martin Daum told reporters at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Monday.

September 19, 2016

Ford's F-650/F-750 Sales Increase 59%

Sales of Ford’s medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks have increased 59% year-over-year through August, the best year-to-date sales through August since 1997, according to Ford.

August 9, 2016

Dealership Tool Allows Mack Buyers to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.

July 26, 2016

Earnings Watch: Hub, C.H. Robinson, Wabash National, Rush Enterprises

The second quarter earnings season continued on Tuesday with companies ranging from a fleet and 3PL to a trailer maker and mega-dealer, with all but one reporting higher earnings than the same time last year.

July 26, 2016

Paccar Profits Up Despite Slower Truck Sales

UPDATED -- The parent company of truck makers Kenworth and Peterbilt reported an increase in second quarter earnings despite lower revenue, but it's in the red for the first half of the year due to a big fine.

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