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    Freightliner led January sales

    March 29, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Freightliner was the clear truck sales leader this January, moving 676 Class 8 trucks in Canada, figures supplied by WardsAuto show. The brand also held the top market share in Class 7, selling 212 units. Even in Class 6, it led the way with 80 Canadian sales. Dip down to Class 5, though, and Ford held the top spot with 156 trucks.

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    Hino enters the Class 8 market

    March 8, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After 10 years of requests from dealers and customers for heavier trucks and tandem axles, Hino Trucks has answered the call. Its all-new XL Series line of class 7 and 8 vehicles was introduced at the Work Truck Show here in Indianapolis.

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    Mack bulldoggish about economy, truck market

    September 26, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, GA – Mack Trucks is bullish on the state of the truck market and overall economy. Maybe bulldoggish would be a better choice of words given the trademark dogs mounted on the hood of its trucks.

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    Class 8 truck sales continue surge

    September 11, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BLOOMINGTON, IN – North American Class 8 truck orders this August were 50% better than a year ago, and 14% above July totals, analysts at FTR report.
    “Orders were up for the third straight month, and it looks like May’s 16,500 orders will be the low point for the year. Orders are expected to increase in September, leading into robust order activity in Q4,” said Don Ake, FTR’s vice president of commercial vehicles.
    The numbers are in keeping with expectations and should help to fill remaining 2017 build slots, FTR concludes. It’s the best August order performance since 2014.
    In the past 12 months, North American Class 8 orders have reached 231,000 units.

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    Kenworth to certify pre-owned trucks

    November 16, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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.

  • December Truck Orders Post Strong Rebound

    January 6, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN – Two new and separate preliminary reports show truck orders spiked in the final month of 2015 following a disappointing November.

  • Big Rig Orders Plummet, Medium-Duty Remains Solid

    December 3, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN – Two new, preliminary reports have been issued when it comes to new big-rig orders and no matter how you slice them they show huge drops while the smaller side of trucking continues at a good pace.

  • N.A. Big Rig Sales Cool, Still Strong; Medium Duty Jumps

    October 23, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BLOOMINGTON, COLUMBUS, IN — Two new reports show orders for big rigs in North America have eased a bit as the year gets closer to the end while a separate data shows sales of natural gas powered trucks in the U.S. are down this year from 2015.

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    New, used truck registrations up year-over-year

    December 15, 2014 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    ENGLEWOOD, CO- There were 14 percent more trucks on North American roads in the first nine months of 2014 when compared to the same time last year, according to a report by vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

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    Class 8 Truck Orders Hit Fifth Best Month Ever This Nov.

    December 4, 2014 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers ordered 583,200 Class 5 -to-8 vehicles over the past 12 months, making the past 12-month period the strongest since December 2006, according to industry data.

  • Class 8 Truck Production Rising, Class 5 to 7 Falling

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers ordered about 25,605 Class 8 trucks in May, the highest number for May since 2006, according to industry forecasters.

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    Twice as Many Trucks Are Being Ordered in 2014

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – Around 17,000 Class 5 to 7 trucks are expected to be ordered in January in North America, according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). Class 8 orders are expected around 34,700 units.

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    US, Canada Did the Heavy Lifting For Class 8 Orders

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 truck orders doubled in December 2013 from both the month and the year before, making it the second biggest Class 8 order month since March 2006.

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    December Class 8 Truck Orders Going Strong

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – December is the time of year when the big fleets and leasing companies in North America are in the market to buy big rigs, according to research.

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    Air Disc Brakes For All Kenworth Trucks

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Air disc brakes from Bendix will be standard on all Kenworth Class 8 tractors and trucks.