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Class 8 Truck Demand Stays Strong Through May

May was another strong month for new Class 8 truck orders as fleets work to keep up with increased demand in a tight capacity environment.

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Pickup Trucks Drive Average Transaction Prices

Prices in both full-size and mid-size truck segments were up 4%, and it is shaping up to be a pivotal time for pickups.

April Used Truck Prices Stronger Than Expected

Recent Class 8 trade volumes have been lower than predicted, which means pricing has been more stable than expected for used trucks, according to J.D. Power & Associates.

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Still Red Hot Despite 12,000-Unit Drop

Early reports are showing that heavy-duty truck orders likely dropped as much as 12,000 units from March to April, but despite that being the largest single-month decline since 2011, analysts are still calling the market for Class 8 equipment hot.

Fleet Survey Shows Driver Shortage Continues to Impact Equipment Buying Plans

A quarterly survey of a varied panel of trucking fleets finds continued strong plans to buy more trucks, especially among larger fleets, and among private fleets looking to address capacity and rate issues – but those truck orders are in many cases about other things than adding capacity, because drivers continue to be in short supply.

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.

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.

Rainier Truck & Chassis Offers Online Ordering

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

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.

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.