Today's Trucking
Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo commits to ‘changing the times’

September 13, 2019 by John Smith

DUBLIN, Va. — If current build rates hold up, Volvo expects to see 311,000 new Class 8 trucks roll onto North American highways this year — down from earlier estimates, but a natural consequence of the economy slowing down somewhat.

Richard Howard, Daimler Trucks North America

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.

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Business is booming for mobile concrete pumps

August 15, 2019 by John Smith

RACINE, Wisc. – The interest in truck-mounted concrete pumps continues to grow in the push for ever-higher productivity gains on modern construction sites. Maybe you could call these the boom times.

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Half of truck owners switch brands because of poor experience: Survey

August 15, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Almost half (49%) of truck owners say they have switched nameplates because of a poor dealership experience, Today’s Trucking’s latest Pulse Survey has found.

Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks

Mack pumped about truck sales, construction business

August 13, 2019 by John Smith

ST PAUL, Minn. – The market for commercial trucks remains strong, buoyed by factors including a strong construction sector, and Mack Trucks now forecasts a North American market for 325,000 Class 8 units this year.

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Canadian truck sales dip in June

July 19, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Canada recorded 3,034 Class 8 truck sales this June – down from the 3,315 sales recorded last year and the 3,357 sales in May, WardsAuto reports.


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 […]


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.