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February truck sales down 29.5% from 2016, up 2.3% from January


Friday, March 10, 2017
by JACK WHITSETT

Freightliner dominated the Class 8 market with a 38.5 percent share of February 2017 sales. Pictured is a Freightliner Coronado traversing a mountain road. (The Trucker file photo)
Freightliner dominated the Class 8 market with a 38.5 percent share of February 2017 sales. Pictured is a Freightliner Coronado traversing a mountain road. (The Trucker file photo)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — February North American heavy truck sales dropped 29.5 percent from the same month in 2016 to 11,200 from 15,876, though the total represents a 2.3 percent increase from January’s total, WardsAuto reported today. 

The 2017 year-to-date sales of 22,144 are 30.4 percent below the same period last year.

Freightliner led all OEMs with sales of 4.310, down 33.6 percent from February 2016. Peterbilt finished second with 1,816 units sold, 16.3 percent off of last year. Next was Kenworth with 1,331, down 39.7 percent. International reported sales of 1,306, off 12.9 percent from the previous year. Mack was next with 1,105, down 11.9 percent. Volvo’s total of 1,048 represented a precipitous 44.5 percent drop, while Western Star sold 281 units, down 24.3 percent.

Only Volvo and Peterbilt sold fewer trucks in February than in the previous month. .

Freightliner dominated the Class 8 market with a 38.5 percent share of February 2017 sales. Peterbilt was next at 16.2 percent, followed by Kenworth, 11.9; International, 11.7; Mack, 9.9; Volvo, 9.4 and Western Star, 2.5.                                                                                                                                                                           

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