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Truck orders slump, retail sales hold steady

June 18, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – North American Class 8 truck orders continue to plunge this year, with preliminary estimates totaling fewer than 11,000 vehicles this May. ACT Research has set its estimate at about 10,800 units, while FTR suggested monthly truck orders […]

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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.

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Kenworth building for the future

April 24, 2019 by John Smith

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is actively building its trucks and capabilities alike. Coming off a record year in which it produced 39,800 Class 8 trucks at its manufacturing facility in Chillicothe, Ohio, the OEM is now breaking ground on a new US $140-million paint facility that promises to deliver better finishes and higher productivity.

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Truck orders outpaced capacity, says Mack exec

April 15, 2019 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — Class 8 truck orders may be slowing, but Mack director of product strategy Roy Horton does not sound concerned.

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Canadian Class 8 truck sales above 4,000 as of February

March 14, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians purchased 2,213 Class 8 trucks this February, bringing totals up to 4,199 for the year so far, WardsAuto figures show. Market shares on the year were essentially unchanged, with Freightliner holding 36.6%, Kenworth 14.6%, and International […]

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Canadian truck orders slowing, but sales remain strong

February 27, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Truck orders appear to be slowing when compared to the record-setting pace of 2018, but Canada’s retail sales were strong as 2019 began. ACT Research reports that 15,800 Class 8 truck orders were booked across North America […]

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How long will the truck sales boom last?

January 30, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Truck-related equipment buyers have been scrambling to secure spots on assembly lines in the midst of one of the hottest truck markets on record. But booms don’t last forever.

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Canadians buy 34,288 Class 8 trucks in 2018

January 17, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians purchased 34,288 Class 8 trucks in 2018, recording one of the strongest truck sales volumes on record. In contrast, the market consumed 26,141 Class 8 trucks in 2017 and 23,037 of such units in 2016. Canada’s […]

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Truck sales to normalize in second half of 2019: Daimler

January 9, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks North America is coming off a record year in truck sales, and expects the market to remain strong for months to come before moderating in the second half of 2019.

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Trucking’s Newsmakers of 2018

December 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – A new year is on the horizon. Given that, we thought it was a good time to choose the trucking industry’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2018.

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Canadian Class 8 truck sales reached 3,225 units in October

December 13, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Class 8 truck orders fell sharply this November to 27,500 units – marking the end of five consecutive months above 40,000 units, FTR reports. It was the weakest month since September 2017. But FTR says the drop […]

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Volvo enjoys record pace in truck market

December 11, 2018 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Volvo Trucks North America president Peter Voorhoeve says truck sales continue to ride a “very, very good wave”, and projects North American Class 8 sales could push marginally above 300,000 units this year. “The strength will continue […]

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‘No reason to worry’ about slowing economy: Costello

October 30, 2018 by John Smith

AUSTIN, Texas – Bob Costello, the chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, is confident that the second-longest economic expansion in U.S. history will continue – despite some signs of softening in recent months. “There’s no reason to worry,” he […]

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Daimler forecasts 440,000 Class 6-8 trucks

October 30, 2018 by John Smith

AUSTIN, Texas — Roger Nielsen, CEO of Daimler Truck North America, discussed electrification, autonomy, the state of the economy and the supply chain during a round table at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

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‘Canada has gone fantastic,’ says Volvo exec

October 29, 2018 by John Smith

AUSTIN, Texas – As Volvo Trucks expands its market share around the world, some of the biggest gains in North America appear to have been realized in Canada. “It’s exciting times,” said Peter Voorhoeve, recently named president of Volvo Trucks North America.