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PACCAR TX-12 Pro automated transmission introduced in Kenworth trucks

The new transmission will get its start in the Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks.

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ACT Research: Used Class 8 value hits low last seen in 2021

Despite the drop in price, ACT Research vice president Steve Tam says 2023 sales volume increased considerably.

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Class 8 orders nearly double in September, according to FTR

Total Class 8 orders for the previous 12 months have equaled 270,000 units.

August Class 8 truck orders the best month since February

This represents the highest monthly performance since February and the third consecutive month with orders exceeding 20,000 units.

FTR: North American Class 8 net orders fell 37% M/M in April

The weak order level in April is not a major surprise, although it is happening earlier in the year than typically expected.

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Used Class 8 truck sales for 2022 total 245,000

Total Class 8 used truck market sales for 2022 were down about 7.5% from 2021.

Used Class 8 retail sales dropped 19% in November

Longer term, average price and miles were higher y/y, with age up 7% y/y.

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FTR: May Class 8 truck orders were strong

FTR has released preliminary data showing May 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 25,605 units, a 14% year-over-year increase and the strongest May since 2006. The company also reported that Class 8 orders have now had 16 consecutive months with year-over-year increases. Class 8 orders for the latest six month period through

Fuel economy and operating costs – Fuels and Lubes

First, let’s talk about Class 8 fuel economy. I can’t see gasoline replacing diesel fuel as the major fuel source because of the durability required of Class 8 engines. Gasoline engine development has made great strides recently, but diesel engines routinely go one million miles without rebuilds, and diesels yield about 25% better fuel economy

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