TORONTO, Ont. — It might be presumptive to call it a movement, but some owner-operators and small fleets are turning to (significantly) older iron rather than the typical five-year-old, million-kilometer used truck.
Kenworth is now offering a two-year, 400,000-km Class 8 Paccar engines pre-owned warranty through the Kenworth Certified Pre-Owned Program – offering the chance to double the coverage on a standard warranty. The warranty covers 105 engine and aftertreatment components on […]
TORONTO, Ont. — There are hundreds if not thousands of trucks rumbling across this land that aren’t really trucks at all. They are legally defined as “an assemblage of parts” that someone has bolted together and turned into a truck. Otherwise known as glider kits, these vehicles create headaches for regulators — and some may soon cause their owners a little grief as well.
If you’ve spent any time channel surfing, it’s impossible to avoid the proliferation of home improvement and house flipping shows. And they all reflect a common theme: preparing a pre-owned item always pays dividends when it comes time to sell.
The days of walking around a truck and kicking the tires to see if it’s a worthy investment are over. Much of what could cause problems with a used truck is no longer visible to the naked eye. Frankly, if a vehicle has obvious -problems, it’s probably wise to avoid it. In the hunt for a reliable machine today, a used truck buyer’s best asset is research skills.
KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth has unveiled a new Certified Pre-Owned Program, offering qualifying Class 8 trucks through Kenworth dealers and PACCAR Financial Used Truck Centers in the U.S. and Canada.
COLUMBUS, IN — Trailer net orders in the U.S. during June totaled nearly 27,900 units, jumping more than 73% since May while used truck sales also improved.
COLUMBUS, IN – Used heavy truck prices in the U.S. during May took a break from their increasing pace. Commercial vehicle data provider Act Research reports the average cost in April experienced a leveling off, in keeping with the trend of flattening age and mileage, coming in just shy of US$50,000.Compared to April, the average price is up eight percent from last year, with the gains in line for ACT’s expectations of five percent to 10 percent price growth in 2015 in the Class 8 sector.
Total reported sales volumes of used Class 8 trucks fell to 2,496 units in May, down 11 percent month-over-month, but up three percent year-over-year.
“Volume softening can be seen in the retail and wholesale markets, with month over month declines of 12 percent and 14 percent, respectively,” said Steve Tam, vice president, commercial vehicle sector with Act Research. “Auction transactions saw a nine percent increase month over month, eight percent above volumes from May 2014. Our guidance for full year 2015 sales remains unchanged.”
SOUTHFIELD, MI — U.S. Transactions of used commercial vehicles in the gross vehicle weight (GVW) 3-8 categories remained near record levels for the 12-months ending March 31, according to new figures from the vehicle industry analysis provider IHS Automotive.
COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers bought about the same number of used trucks in October as they had in September, according to ACT Research. Class 8 used truck sales rose one percent in October compared to September 2014.
TORONTO — Not wanting to sit on their hands as freight conditions improve, truck buyers, including big fleets, are increasingly turning to used trucks to grow their business.
The recession and extended trade cycles have dented the used-truck market. So what’s a trucker who needs a used truck to do?
New warranty covers 2005-mode- year and newer trucks, all makes and models
WINDSOR, CO – Transport Capital Partners (TCP) has revealed that 65 percent of carriers surveyed plan to increase their capacity. The numbers remain nearly identical to first-quarter 2013 results.
COLUMBUS, IN – In its latest used-truck report, ACT Research says that all month-over-month comparisons improved.