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Truck sales expected to drop — but maybe to normal levels

August 21, 2019 by John Smith

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Truck sales may be projected to slow in 2020, but Daimler Trucks North America believes the totals will still reflect strong demand overall. The OEM is projecting about 480,000 Class 6-8 truck sales in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico this year, and somewhere between 380,000 and 400,000 in 2020.


Canada tops 3,000 Class 8 truck sales in April

May 10, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Wards Auto reports that Canada recorded 3,189 Class 8 truck sales in April, with Daimler Trucks North America holding a tight grip on its leading market share with 1,177 of the sales.


Updated: ‘An excellent position to set records’: Peterbilt GM

June 27, 2018 by John Smith

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt general manager Jason Skoog is understandably bullish about the state of North America’s truck market.


Canadian Class 8 orders dip in Dec. while U.S. numbers climb

January 18, 2018 by elizabeth

COLUMBUS, IN – An at-capacity freight market helped North American Class 8 orders close-out 2017 at a three-year high.


Class 8 sales explode in ‘red hot’ Canadian market

November 22, 2017 by elizabeth

COLUMBUS, IN – North American Class 8 vehicle sales exploded in October according to ACT Research, rising to a 35-month high.
More than 36,000 units were ordered as U.S. fleets increased demand. The firm also called the Canadian market “red hot.”


Truckload volumes on rise in U.S.: ACT Research

July 17, 2017 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – June’s for-hire truck volumes in the U.S. were up for the sixth consecutive month and reached the highest level since March 2014, according to ACT Research‘s For Hire Trucking Index. Sixteen percent of respondents reported having significant gains, […]


Trailer production climbed 25% in March

April 25, 2017 by sehui

COLUMBUS, IN – Attributed to increased build days, March saw a 25% increase in trailer production compared to February — the highest production level since March of last year.


Healthy start for natural gas Class 8 retail sales in 2017

April 24, 2017 by sehui

COLUMBUS, IN – The first quarter of 2017 saw a healthy start for natural gas heavy duty retail sales, boosted primarily from refuse fleets, transit and school bus operators.


Class 8 backlogs continue to rise: ACT Research

April 19, 2017 by sehui

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 backlogs continued to increase for the fifth month in a row as March saw order levels remain steady.


Medium truck orders hit nine-year high: ACT

April 6, 2017 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – Net orders for Class 5-8 trucks reached a 16-month high of 47,300 units in March, and represented the biggest month for medium-duty truck orders in nine years, preliminary numbers from ACT Research show.


Class 8 orders rising: ACT Research

February 22, 2017 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – Orders for Class 8 trucks reached a 13-month high as this year opened, thanks largely to higher demand for vocational equipment, ACT Research reports.


Freight rising faster than capacity: ACT Research

February 15, 2017 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index sees freight rising faster than capacity, increasing the gap to levels not observed since 2014.


Class 8 truck sales hit September slump

October 7, 2016 by John Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – A mere 13,900 Class 8 vehicle orders were booked in North America this September, according to ACT Research.


June marked four-year-low for Class 8 orders

July 8, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 truck orders have hit a four-year low, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016, according to preliminary numbers released by ACT Research and FTR.

“The Class 8 market is stuck in a holding pattern, at the bottom end of this cycle. Fleets are cautious as freight demand has cooled off this year,” said Don Ake, vice president of commercial vehicles at FTR. “There are enough trucks to handle freight right now with carriers in a wait-and-see mode, before adding trucks or replacing older units.”


N.A. Heavy-Truck Orders Fall but Stable

September 8, 2015 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN – Newly released preliminary numbers show North American orders for new heavy duty trucks in August fell but increased in the medium duty sector.