Truck sales drop slightly in September; gain over one year ago 35.4 percent

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Sales of Class 8 trucks in the United States decreased 1.1 percent in September as compared to August, but year to-date-sales continue to post impressive gains.

A total of 23,913 Class 8 trucks were sold in September, compared with 23,913 last month, according to WardsAuto.

September sales in 2018 increased 35.4 percent over September 2017’s total of 17,667.

Year-to-date sales in 2018 of 178,235 units is 32.5 percent ahead of the first nine months of 2017 when 134,472 trucks were sold.

In September, the only significant gain was a 22.7 percent increase for Peterbilt, 3,638 sold in September compared with 2,966 in August.

International had the best gain in September 2018 compared with the same month last year at 83.8 percent.

At 60.2 percent, International has the best year-over-year gain at 60.2 percent, followed closely by Volvo at 58.3 percent.

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