Class 8 Related Content

Creative Data Mining Leads to Real Fleet Savings

Frank Bussone

If you’re passionate about business analytics and business intelligence, it’s a great time to be in the trucking industry. With the advent of recent technologies, there is now an incredible amount of data being broadcast directly from your trucks, or... read more

April Class 8 Sales Rise 15%

Transport Topics reported heavy-duty truck sales climbed 15% in April from a year earlier and surpassed the 20,000 mark for the fifth time in eight months after reaching that level only one other time since 2006. read more

ACT: Classes 5-8 Orders Down 6% Y/Y

For the month of April, 39,700 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, down 6% compared to April 2014, according to ACT Research. read more

Cost Effective Asset Management: Fleet Data & Analytics Improve Heavy Duty Truck Acquisition

John Flynn, founder and CEO of Fleet Advantage, gleans insights from a recent Class 8 report by research firm Frost & Sullivan, which predicts increased business in that segment over the next six years. In order to keep up with business and competition, Flynn says fleet owners need access to the newest truck technologies, which reduce maintenance costs and fuel consumption.... read more

ACT: February Class 8 Orders Up 7% Year/Year

ACT Research reported that Class 8 net orders were just over 31,100 units in February, up 7% year/year. read more

ACT: Class 8 Order Activity Continued into February

ACT Research reported that the run of new Class 8 order activity continued into February as 31,200 North American net orders were booked. read more

January Class 8 Sales Surge 22.8%

Transport Topics reported U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks kicked off this year with the same vigor they used to plow through 2014, surging 22.8% in January to 17,373 units, citing WardsAuto.com. read more

Contradiction in Class 8 Fleet Fuel Economy, Age

Brian Holland

Fleet Advantage conducted an online survey designed to take the pulse of Class 8 truck fleet managers on topics ranging from fuel economy trends to equipment acquisition and disposition, driver retention, maintenance and repair practices, and more. The survey revealed... read more

Fleet Replacement Strategy Execution

Patrick Gaskins

When a disproportionate number of new units enter a fleet over a very short period of time, it can throw off the balance of older models and new in terms of average fleet age. This can lead to inconsistent and... read more

Class 8 Orders Reach Second Highest in History

FTR released preliminary data showing total N.A. Class 8 truck orders for 2014 equaled 375,000 units, the second highest order year in history with Q4/14 orders exceeded only by Q1/06. read more

ACT: November Class 8 Orders ‘Healthy’

ACT Research reported demand for commercial vehicles was healthy in November as 58,500 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 48% from a year ago. read more

Class 8 Used Truck Volumes, Prices Rise in September

ACT Research reported total volumes of used Class 8 trucks rose 6% month-over-month and 4% year-over-year in September. read more

ACT Research: Class 8 Orders up 31% Y/Y

Total net orders for Class 8 were 24,842 units, up 31% year-over-year, according to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research. read more

ACT: Classes 5-8 Orders Up 21% in September

Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in September as 43,300 total NA Classes 5-8 orders were booked, up 21% from a year ago, according to the latest findings from ACT Research. read more

The Jump in Heavy Duty Truck Sales

Patrick Gaskins

Although the transportation trade media has been reporting for months that trucking capacity is nearly maxed out, a recent survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) confirms it. Current fleet utilization rates indicate there is little capacity for new freight,... read more

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