Wednesday, September 20, 2017

June Class 8 truck sales up 6.5% over May, 2nd consecutive monthly gain


Monday, July 17, 2017
by LYNDON FINNEY/The Trucker Staff

International posted a 50 percent gain month-over-month in June with sales of 1,764 Class 8 units. Pictured is the new International LT series tractor. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)
International posted a 50 percent gain month-over-month in June with sales of 1,764 Class 8 units. Pictured is the new International LT series tractor. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)

Class 8 truck sales in June were up 6.5 percent over May, the second consecutive month that sales have posted a gain as May’s sales were up 17.5 percent over April.

However, year-to-date sales were down 19 percent below the same time last year with all OEMs showing a decline.

Mack Trucks posted the biggest gain in June, selling 1,769 units versus 1,176 in May, an increase of 50 percent. Western Star posted a 38.3 percent gain month-over-month and Volvo a 21.7 percent gain.

Freightliner, which was the only nameplate showing a decline in June, still has a substantial market share lead for the year at 37.8 percent. The next closet is Peterbilt with 15.9 percent.

Class 8 sales represent all trucks with a GVWR rating of 33,001 pounds and heavier, including both vocational trucks and tractors.

 

 

 

 

 

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