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    Class 8 orders remained subdued in February

    March 5, 2019 3:29PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary Class 8 truck orders totaled 16,700 units in February, marking the second consecutive month of subdued orders. Orders were up 5% compared to January but down 58% year-over-year, FTR reported. January and February were the lowest

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    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record

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    Backlogs to blame for slowdown in Class 8 orders

    January 23, 2019 10:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for heavy trucks remains strong despite a slowdown in orders, according to ACT Research. Three drivers include: the fact the freight rate markdown is from record levels; the addition of new technologies that improve fuel economy

  • ‘Sectoral recessions’ likely in 2019: ACT Research

    January 22, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The commercial vehicle market remains strong, but the U.S. economy is expected to decelerate, according to a report from ACT Research. ACT’s Transportation Digest noted Class 8 truck orders enter 2019 with positive momentum from a record-setting

  • Class 8 orders remain strong in May: FTR

    June 5, 2018 4:04PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 orders for May were strong according to analysts at FTR Transportation Intelligence. The forecasting company reports preliminary North American orders sitting at 35,200 units last month, falling slightly below the six-month average

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    Canadian Class 8 orders up 259% y-o-y in January

    February 20, 2018 12:55PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – January Class 8 truck orders were up 121% year-over-year, marking their second-best level in history, according to ACT Research. North American Class 8 orders totaled 49,100-plus units. “The only month in history better than January was a

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    Class 8 truck orders reach 37-month high

    January 18, 2018 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders for December reached a 37-month high, according to final data from ACT Research. They came in at more than 37,500 units. Strong orders since September have boosted Class 8 backlogs, ACT reported, setting

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    Class 8 truck orders strengthened in June

    July 6, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    Preliminary Class 8 truck orders came in at 17,600 units in June, marking a 7% improvement compared to May and 38% spike year-over-year, according to FTR. The industry forecaster said June’s bounce-back from a surprising May retreat is in line

  • Class 8 truck orders slowed in May

    June 5, 2017 6:47AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders pulled back in May, to just over 16,000 units, ending a growth streak that began in October 2016 and reaching the lowest volume in the past seven months, according to industry analysts. FTR reported 16,300 preliminary

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    Class 8 truck orders continue to fall

    May 4, 2016 6:26AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Class 8 truck orders continued to slide in April, down 16% compared to March and 39% year-over-year, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. For the month, 33,800 Classes 5-8 trucks were ordered, but only 13,700 were

  • Demand for Class 8 vehicles dropped in March, says ACT Research

    April 19, 2016 4:34PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research’s State of the Industry report shows Class 8 orders have dropped 10% month-to-month and 35% year-to-year for the month of March to a total of 16,354 units. Medium-duty orders were also down 3% from February, but

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    Class 8 vehicle orders head south

    December 3, 2015 10:54AM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary numbers from ACT Research reveal that Class 8 vehicle orders for the month of November was 16,600 units, plummeting nearly 60% compared to a year ago. Overall, a total of 35,300 Class 5-8 vehicles were booked

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    Class 8 truck orders reach 17-month low

    May 22, 2015 9:56AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Final Class 8 net orders for April totaled 22,400 units, reaching a 17-month low, according to data from ACT Research. Classes 5-7 truck net orders came in at 17,700 units, also down. “These are numbers that would

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    Class 8 orders show first y-o-y decline in more than two years

    April 6, 2015 11:16AM by Truck News

    For the first time since January 2013, Class 8 truck orders were down year-over-year in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. Class 8 orders came in at 24,780 units, marking the lowest level since September 2014. FTR said order

  • Class 8 orders surge in July

    August 4, 2014 7:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Class 8 orders remained strong through July, with 29,516 net orders placed in the month, according to preliminary data from FTR. This represents a 71% year-over-year increase and marks the second strongest July on record. Class 8