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Truck sales down 3% from June to July; up 22.5% over last year

The International nameplate showed the largest July over June increase with sales of 3,088 in July compared with 2,529 in June. Shown is the ProStar.(The Trucker file photo)

The Trucker News Services

8/12/2014

After three consecutive monthly gains, Class 8 trucks sales declined 3 percent from June to July, Ward’s Information Products reported Tuesday.

Ward’s said 18,793 Class 8 tractors were sold in July compared with 19,373 in June.

But the good news is that July 2014 sales were up 22.5 percent over July 2013 (18,793 vs. 15,340) and up 17.1 percent year to date (118,479 vs. 101,180).

Annualized, sales in 2014 appeared set to top the 200,000 mark and if 2014’s total follows the trend in 2013, the total could well exceed 200,000.

If annualized last July, sales would have totaled about 173,000. The final 2013 actual total was 184,784.

The International nameplate showed the largest July over June increase with sales of 3,088 in July compared with 2,529 in June. Mack was the only other nameplate to show an increase, selling 8 percent more trucks in July (1,873 vs. 1,735).

Freightliner continues to hold strong market share leadership for both July and year-to-date.

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