Class 8 truck sales in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from March to April, but remain very, very strong for the year, according to data provided by WardsAuto.
A total of 18,950 trucks were sold in April, compared with 19,384 in March, but for the year, sales are up 36.9 percent with 69,479 trucks sold to date in 2018 compared with 50,764 at this time in 2017.
Of all the OEMs, International has made the biggest gains this year.
The Illinois-based manufacturer was up 84 percent in April compared with the same month last year (2,826 vs. 1,535), up 31.9 percent over March 2018 (2,826 vs. 2,143) and up 68.7 percent year-over-year (9,372 vs. 5,554).
All OEMs were up in April 2018 over April 2017; Mack, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Western Star were up in April 2018 over March 2018.