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Class 8 Orders Remain Strong, Medium-Duty Consistent

Orders for Class 8 trucks moderated from the record-setting levels of this summer, but were still 21% better than a year ago, according to ACT Research, while used-truck sales improved over September. However, cancellations rose.

Trailer Orders Keep Sizzling

Trailer orders keep pouring in, with preliminary data from Act Research indicating 55,530 were ordered in October and research firm FTR calling trailer orders “tremendous for the second month in a row,” giving a total for October of 53,000 units.

Will Truck Sales Momentum Continue Through 2019?

Despite an overall positive truck sales forecast for 2019, tariffs and trade wars could be stumbling blocks that trip up the economy and send freight and truck sales downward, said two longtime industry analysts.

Truck Orders Moderate in October, Still Strong

October Class 8 orders were above 40,000 units for the eighth month in a row, but two different companies reporting the data put rather different spins on their analysis of the numbers.

Used Truck Prices up 9% Over Last Year

Record-setting orders for new Class 8 trucks are apparently not creating a used-truck glut, if used-truck prices are any indication. However, the growth in prices is expected to slow.