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    Truck orders remained weak in June

    July 3, 2019 7:17AM by Truck News

    New Class 8 truck orders remained subdued in June, with FTR reporting preliminary orders of 13,000 units and ACT Research reporting 13,100. FTR reports orders were up 24% from May, but continue to track well below 20,000 units. June concluded

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    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

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    Class 8 truck orders “chilly” in May

    June 7, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders “scraped the bottom of the order cycle” in May, according to FTR, coming in at a “chilly” 10,400 units. That’s 29% off April numbers and down 71% year-over-year. It was the weakest month

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    Class 8 truck orders continue to slide

    April 4, 2019 8:54AM by Truck News

    Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks came in at 15,200 units in March, according to FTR, marking the lowest March for orders since 2010. Orders were down 8% from February and 67% year-over-year. But FTR says demand is still strong,

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    Class 8 production to continue growth trend: Report

    February 28, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel will remain the dominant power source, according to a new report from ACT Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine

  • Hino getting into Class 8 market in North America

    March 7, 2018 4:47PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hino Trucks today announced its all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin production in early

  • Cummins Westport natural gas engine gets key emissions certifications

    January 4, 2018 5:28PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins Westport’s 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine has been certified by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). The ISX12N meets ARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction

  • DTNA adds Class 8 and 6 Freightliner 360 trucks to Mexican market

    November 15, 2017 12:28PM by Derek Clouthier

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its game in the Mexican market, announcing the release of two new Freightliner 360 trucks. The Class 8 2528 and Class 6 1217 join the Class 4 715, which was

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    Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT

    June 21, 2017 6:17AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate

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    “Unusually high” level of cancellations drives down Class 8 orders

    November 18, 2016 10:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A high cancellation rate kept Class 8 truck orders low in October, at 13,907 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high level

  • Demand for natural gas-fueled trucks continues to slow

    November 1, 2016 6:24AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas truck sales in the US and Canada are down 29% year-to-date, according to the latest data from ACT Research. The industry forecaster says, however, that the slowdown could reflect the broader truck market, which has

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    Volvo anticipating further decline in Class 8 truck market

    October 25, 2016 8:00AM by James Menzies

    LAURENS, S.C. – Volvo Trucks is projecting North American Class 8 truck sales are going to get worse before they get better. Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and brand management, told the truck press Monday that Volvo is predicting a

  • International Trucks introduces new LT Series

    September 30, 2016 10:11PM by Derek Clouthier

    Fuel efficiency, driver appeal and uptime focus of new Class 8 tractor

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    July’s Class 8 orders worst since 2010

    August 22, 2016 7:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — July’s final Class 8 orders were disappointing, down 20% month-over-month and 58% year-over-year, ACT Research reports. A total of 10,358 units were ordered. Medium-duty orders totaled 15,364 units, up 1% from June and last July. “Outside of

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    Class 8 orders down 31% y-o-y in May: ACT Research

    June 3, 2016 6:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary net orders for Class 8 trucks in May were down 31% year-over-year but up 4% compared to April. ACT Research reports there were 14,300 Class 8 units booked in May and 17,100 Classes 5-7 orders placed.