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.