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July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Jump 15%

Same-dealer sales volumes of Used Class 8 trucks recovered in June, posting a double digit month-over-month increase following a sharp decline in May.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

Tags: Tesla Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Class 8, Electric Trucks

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Take a Steep Downturn

Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales volumes took a steep downturn in May, declining by 18% compared to April, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Tags: BYD, Class 8, Class 5, Electric Trucks, State of California

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Auction Volumes Steady but Slow

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Class 8 auction volume has remained steady but well below the second half of 2015, according to analysis of the commercial truck market by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Tags: Class 8, Vehicle Pricing, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Trucks

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Remain Below 2015 Levels

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Class 8 same-dealer sales volumes fell in April, ending an upward trend from the past few months, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

More of the Same as Class 8 Orders Decline

Photo: Kenworth

ACT Research characterized truck orders in April as "more of the same," as Class 8 orders fell 16% from the previous month and 39% compared to last year.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

May 13, 2016 - Industry News

ACT: Class 8 Supply Still Running High

Chart: ACT Research Co. LLC

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Head Highlights Renewed Customer Focus

This newly decorated truck will participate in the annual Memorial Day Ride for Freedom. Photo by Deborah Lockridge.

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.

Tags: Class 8, Volvo Group, Assembly Plants, Volvo Trucks North America

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Monthly Class 8 truck orders. Source: FTR

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

“Inventory Overhang” Helping Sustain Rise in Class 8 Truck Supply

Image: TRALA

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than the demand for those trucks, according to ACT Research Co.’s most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

March 23, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Rebound in February

Used Class 8 Truck volumes rebounded nicely in February following a disappointing month of sales in January, reports ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

March 22, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Market Flat, Medium-Duty Poised for Steady Growth

Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium–duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Photo courtesy of Loop Energy

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen

March 3, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Still Slow for February

Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Weak Used Class 8 Demand Drives Up Inventory

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ACT Research said the Used Class 8 truck market was mixed in January with a significant decrease in sales coupled with falling mileage, increasing average age and flat pricing.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

International's HX Vocational Trucks Replacing PayStar Models

Photo: International Trucks

International's new Class 8 line is replacing the PayStar and includes four models, with long and medium hoods and two diesels.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Cummins ISX15, Vocational Trucks, World of Concrete, Severe Duty, Class 8

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

January 6, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Announces Cuts at North Carolina Truck Plant

Photo: DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off more than 900 people at its Freightliner plant in North Carolina, according to published reports, an action expected to be temporary as the company adjusts to expectations of a softer year for truck sales.

Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Class 8, Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing Plant

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

DuraClass Introduces Tub Body Line

Photo: DuraClass

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Body

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