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Pro Star Freight Systems Expands Truck Fleet

Pro Star Freight Systems announced the addition of 19 trucks to its long haul freight fleet. read more

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders, Production Up in March

ACT Research reported March trailer net order rose 26% month/month and 3.5% year/year. ACT noted, “Large fleets continue to drive the market, and low cancellations show orders are firm.” read more

February Class 8 Retail Sales Lowest Since 2014

Transport Topics reported February U.S. Class 8 retail sales in February fell to 15,876 trucks, down 10.9% compared to 17,811 in 2014, the lowest monthly total since February 2014. read more

ACT Research: February Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Mixed

According to ACT Research, used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in February, up 6% year/year, but down 7% year-to-date. read more

ACT: Class 8 Demand Remains Soft; Class 5-7 Highest Since 12/14

According to the latest State of the Industry report released by ACT Research, Class 8 net orders were down 42% year over year, while Class 5-7 orders were the highest since December 2014. read more

Navistar Q/16 Loss Narrows Despite Drop in Truck Sales

Navistar announced a Q1/16 net loss of $33 million, an improvement of 21% compared to a Q1/15 net loss of $42 million. The company said its truck segment Q1/16 net sales decreased $573 million, or 34%, due to lower core truck volume. read more

Class 8 Retail Sales Up 15% in November

According to Transport Topics, U.S. sales of Class 8 trucks were 19,231 in November, up 15.1% from a year earlier and the third-highest total for the month since 2000. read more

ACT: November U.S. Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Falter

ACT Research reported used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in November. Unit sales shrank 23% month/month, despite longer term comparisons being flat to slightly up. read more

ACT: Class 8 Supply Continues Outpacing Demand

The supply of class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. read more

FTR: Trucking Conditions Index Falls in October

Transportation analyst firm FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for October fell more than three points from September. FTR noted the decline was not unexpected. read more

Transport Topics: October Class 8 Retail Sales Down 12.6%

Transport Topics reported U.S. retail sales of class 8 trucks declined on a year/year basis for the first time in 26 months as a softer economy sent mixed signals to the industry. read more

Volvo Brand YTD North American Truck Deliveries Up 20%

Volvo reported October truck deliveries rose 15% in Europe and 6% in North America. Volvo and Mack brand year-to-date deliveries in North America were up 20% and 9%, respectively. read more

ATA Welcomes Rush Trucking as Latest Member

The American Trucking Associations said it welcomed Rush Trucking as the association’s latest member. read more

ATA: Class 8 Trucks in Use to Reach 3.98 million by 2026

A new report released by the ATA projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years. The ATA noted that the number of Class 8 truck in use will grow from 3.56 million in 2015 to 3.98 million by 2016. read more

TAB Bank Sets New High in Q2 Trucking Equipment Loans

In its most productive quarter to date, TAB Bank said it supplied $30.8 million in trucking equipment loans in Q2/15. read more

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