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Class 8 sales at 10,944 worst January since 2011


Monday, February 13, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

International was the only Class 8 brand to show an increase in January sales over December. Pictured is the new International LT series. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)
International was the only Class 8 brand to show an increase in January sales over December. Pictured is the new International LT series. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)

Class 8 truck sales in the United States in January fell to 10,944, the worst January since 2011, when 9,236 units were sold.

The January figure represents a decrease of 30 percent from December’s total of 15,629 trucks sold and a decrease of 31.4 percent year-over-year.

Every OEM suffered a decline from December to January 2017 except for International, which posted a 1.9 percent increase from 1,269 in December to 1,293 in January.

Kenworth dropped 61.4 percent, Volvo 50 percent, Western Star 47.8 percent and Mack 43.8 percent.

Peterbilt at 12.2 percent and Freightliner at 6.8 percent suffered decreases on the lower end of the spectrum.

Freightliner is the market share leader for January with 37.3 percent.  Peterbilt is second at 17 percent.

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