Freightliner leads Class 8 sales
TORONTO, Ont. -- Truck orders continue their record-breaking pace this year, with the analysts at FTR expecting North American Class 8 truck production to reach 315,000 units in 2018. Next year the numbers are expected to reach 340,000 units. And recent truck sales figures from WardsAuto reinforce the promise of a record-setting pace.
Volvo building share in hot truck market
NEWPORT, R.I. – Per Carlsson has been here before. The global senior vice-president of Volvo Trucks’ strategy and transformation office was president of Volvo Trucks North America from 2008-09, and now he finds himself serving as interim president to fill a role vacated by Goran Nyberg, who has taken a senior position at Volkswagen’s MAN Truck and Bus business unit.
Canada truck market ‘particularly robust’: FTR
BLOOMINGTON, IN - Class 8 truck sales continued to recover in September, reaching 22,100 units overall. That's up 7% compared to the previous month, and 62% above a year ago. Those order volumes meet expectations, and Canadian orders were "particularly robust" as fleets benefit from a strong economy, say the analysts at FTR. North American Class 8 orders reached 239,000 units in the past 12 months. "The recovery in the Class 8 market is building, and we saw that with the orders through the summer. Order totals never got that low and followed cyclical trends," said Don Ake, vice president - commercial vehicles at FTR.
Heavy-Truck Orders Unexpectedly Down, Medium-Duty Strong
BLOOMINGTON and COLUMBUS, IN -- Orders in North American for new Class 8 trucks during October increased well above a month ago, hitting the highest level since February, but are significantly weaker when compared to the same time last year, according to two new preliminary reports.
N.A. Heavy Truck Orders Beat Expectations, Classes 5-7 Rise
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.
N.A. Decline in Truck Orders Not Surprising
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.