They’re cheap bastards that perpetually wonder why bad shit happens to them over and over.....you make your own luck, cutting your way to profit on new vehicles has consequences
Theres also a long history of Ford screwing down supplier prices but not monitoring the quality supplied for the price.
I wouldn't worry too much about the Mack. It's not a competitive entry and they are not selling well at all. It's a smaller cab and they have very limited options/customization of that truck so it does not appeal to many folks. Plus, a ton of Mack/Volvo dealers already have Hino, so for every Mack medium duty they sell they are probably losing a Hino sale a lot of the time. They are cancelling each other out.
Demand is not the issue these days - supply of trucks is the biggest problem. Right now, if I order a new Freightliner M2 I will not get it until November. That's an 8-month wait. In normal times you get a Freightliner truck in 60-90 days after order, so demand is sky-high right now....for Freightliner products, at least. So I don't agree that 2021 will be below-average in medium duty sales. The biggest issue is availability of trucks....we are selling them faster than Freightliner can build them.