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Will Truck Sales Momentum Continue Through 2019?

Despite an overall positive truck sales forecast for 2019, tariffs and trade wars could be stumbling blocks that trip up the economy and send freight and truck sales downward, said two longtime industry analysts.

Truck Orders Moderate in October, Still Strong

October Class 8 orders were above 40,000 units for the eighth month in a row, but two different companies reporting the data put rather different spins on their analysis of the numbers.

Used Truck Prices up 9% Over Last Year

Record-setting orders for new Class 8 trucks are apparently not creating a used-truck glut, if used-truck prices are any indication. However, the growth in prices is expected to slow.

Used Trucks Remain a Buyer’s Market

Used truck prices stayed relatively flat in July but remained at favorable levels compared with the same month a year ago, according ACT Research.

Medium-Duty Orders Break Out in January

Orders of medium-duty vehicles surged in January and reached their highest level since the middle of 2006, according to ACT Research. Class 5 to 7 orders increased 39% during the month compared to January of 2017.

Truck Orders Hit 3-Month High in December

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are expected to total 58,800 units in December, hitting a 3-month high to end the year, according to early numbers from ACT Research.