Class 8 Related Content

JD Power: Class 8 Retail Pricing Held Up in April

Analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that in the first full month of sales under the economic shutdown, Class 8 auction volume was relatively healthy, while pricing pulled back. read more

JD Power: Class 8 Pricing Changing Rapidly

Analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 pricing pulled back in the second half of March, but volume was solid. Medium duty trucks were lower across the board in volume and pricing. read more

Evidence of COVID-19 Apparent in March Commercial Vehicle Orders

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in March were down 45% from February and 51% lower year over year. March’s Classes 5-7 net orders were down 36% from February and 31% from year-ago levels. read more

February Used Class 8 Sales Rise 14% M/M and 9% Y/Y

Used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes improved 14% month over month in February, with longer-term sales rising 9% year over year, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January

Class 8 inventories rose 3,400 units month over month in January, as production outpaced expectedly weak sales, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: January Preliminary Class 8 Orders Down 12% M/M, Up 10% Y/Y

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in January were 17,700 units, down 12% from December 2019, but up 10% from last January, according to ACT Research. read more

Preliminary Class 8 Orders Up 14%M/M in December

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December 2019 were 20,000 units, up 14% from November and down just 6.5% from year-ago December. read more

ACT: Tough Times Coming in 2020 for Class 8 Market

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, carrier profitability and by extension Class 8 demand are heading toward tougher business conditions in 2020. read more

Class 8 Retail Depreciation Relaxed in November

Analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction conditions are similar to last month and should remain stable until Q1/20. read more

ACT: Likelihood of Heavy Vehicle Market Recovery in 2021 Tempered

Expectations for the Class 8 and trailer production volumes have been trimmed for 2020 and expectations of a recovery starting in 2021 have been tempered, according to ACT Research. read more

ACT: Demand Strength, Stagnating Freight Growth Continue for NA CV Industry

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, April’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. read more

ACT Research: Trucker Profitability Expected to Roll-Over in H2/19

According to ACT Research, slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will increasingly pressure rates and by extension, trucker profitability in 2019. read more

ACT: Slow Freight and Fast Tractor Sales Pressure Rate Outlook for May

Freight remains soft and Class 8 sales on “on fire” according to the May installment of the ACT Freight Forecast. read more

ACT: 2018 Saw Strong Class 8 Build, Economic Risks in Sight

The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat in December, according to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. read more

Used Class 8 Volumes Fall Again, But Not to a Concerning Degree

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December (-7%), marking the first time since January 2016 that same dealer sales have fallen below 2,000 units, according to ACT Research. read more

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