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    Truck sales expected to drop — but maybe to normal levels

    August 21, 2019 12:00AM by John G 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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    Canada tops 3,000 Class 8 truck sales in April

    May 10, 2019 12:00AM by John G 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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    Updated: ‘An excellent position to set records’: Peterbilt GM

    June 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt general manager Jason Skoog is understandably bullish about the state of North America’s truck market.

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    Truckload volumes on rise in U.S.: ACT Research

    July 17, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – June’s for-hire truck volumes in the U.S. were up for the sixth consecutive month and reached the highest level since March 2014, according to ACT Research‘s For Hire Trucking Index. Sixteen percent of respondents reported having significant gains,

  • Trailer production climbed 25% in March

    April 25, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS, IN – Attributed to increased build days, March saw a 25% increase in trailer production compared to February — the highest production level since March of last year.

  • Healthy start for natural gas Class 8 retail sales in 2017

    April 24, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS, IN – The first quarter of 2017 saw a healthy start for natural gas heavy duty retail sales, boosted primarily from refuse fleets, transit and school bus operators.

  • Class 8 backlogs continue to rise: ACT Research

    April 19, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 backlogs continued to increase for the fifth month in a row as March saw order levels remain steady.

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    Medium truck orders hit nine-year high: ACT

    April 6, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – Net orders for Class 5-8 trucks reached a 16-month high of 47,300 units in March, and represented the biggest month for medium-duty truck orders in nine years, preliminary numbers from ACT Research show.

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    Class 8 orders rising: ACT Research

    February 23, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – Orders for Class 8 trucks reached a 13-month high as this year opened, thanks largely to higher demand for vocational equipment, ACT Research reports.

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    Freight rising faster than capacity: ACT Research

    February 15, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index sees freight rising faster than capacity, increasing the gap to levels not observed since 2014.

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    Class 8 truck sales hit September slump

    October 7, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – A mere 13,900 Class 8 vehicle orders were booked in North America this September, according to ACT Research.

  • N.A. Heavy-Truck Orders Fall but Stable

    September 8, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN – Newly released preliminary numbers show North American orders for new heavy duty trucks in August fell but increased in the medium duty sector.

  • N.A. Heavy Truck Orders Beat Expectations, Classes 5-7 Rise

    August 19, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS, IN — New orders for trucks in North American surprised in July, according to newly released figures from the commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research, with the Class 8 category just surpassing the 24,600 level.

  • North American Truck Orders Stage July Surprise

    August 5, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN – Two newly issued preliminary reports show North America increases in both heavy-duty and medium-duty truck orders.

  • N.A. Decline in Truck Orders Not Surprising

    July 6, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS and BLOOMINGTON, IN – Orders for both medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks in North America posted declines, according to two newly released preliminary reports, but the markets remain healthy. For the month of June, 34,600 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, down 14% from May and 17% less compared to June 2014, according to ACT Research. The commercial vehicle industry data provider said it believes the recent order decline is a reflection of meaningfully larger backlogs rather than any structural change in demand.