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Category: Vehicles

Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Q/Q Decline, Up 37% from Last Year

Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Q/Q Decline, Up 37% from Last Year

| July 6, 2017

After an unexpected rally in Q1, 2017, North American MD & HD Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in the second quarter. While orders were lower quarter over quarter, year over year comparisons are positive by a wide margin. In June, total Classes 5-8 net orders rose over 37% year-over-year to a seasonally adjusted 43,000 units. […]

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Flying Cars Coming Soon?

Flying Cars Coming Soon?

| June 15, 2017

Buckle up. A leading expert anticipates that automotive OEMs, start-ups, aerospace companies and other players will make significant investments in the flying cars market and showcase their prototypes in the next 10 years. According to Frost & Sullivan, flying cars are poised to usher in a whole host of new business services by 2035, including […]

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Spartan Motors Wins Two Orders for 900 Vehicles

Spartan Motors Wins Two Orders for 900 Vehicles

| May 18, 2017

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services has announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach® walk-in vans. The vehicles will be built at Spartan’s Charlotte, Mich. facility over the course of the next eight months. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the […]

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Sales of Commercial Class 5-8 Vehicles Cool Off in April, Down 13%

Sales of Commercial Class 5-8 Vehicles Cool Off in April, Down 13%

| May 3, 2017

Following eight consecutive months with steadily higher volumes, North American Medium Duty & Heavy Duty Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in April’s preliminary reading, sliding 13% from March to 42,500 units. All of the month-over-month decline in April was related to slower Medium Duty vehicle orders. Nonetheless, North American Class 8 orders continued on the […]

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Auto Sales Expected to Decline in April for 4th Straight Month

Auto Sales Expected to Decline in April for 4th Straight Month

| May 2, 2017

The future resale value of a vehicle, projects total new vehicle sales, including fleet deliveries, will reach 1,440,200 units in April, down 3.9 percent from a year ago and nearly flat on a selling day adjusted basis at -0.2 percent. This month’s seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for total light vehicle sales is an estimated […]

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International Truck Launches New Lightweight Class 8 Regional Haul Tractor

International Truck Launches New Lightweight Class 8 Regional Haul Tractor

| April 25, 2017

International Truck has launched the International® RH™ Series, its new Class 8 regional haul tractor powered by the new International A26 12.4L engine, designed to deliver enhanced uptime, improved visibility, and strong fuel economy. Many of the new features of the RH Series were designed to improve uptime including reliability and serviceability enhancements. For example: […]

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