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September Class 8 sales down 28.6% from last year, WardsAuto reports


Wednesday, October 12, 2016
by The Trucker News Services

Class 8 truck sales totaled 14,968 against 20,972 last year, WardsAuto reported. September sales also decreased 8.0 percent from the month before. (The Trucker file photo)
Class 8 truck sales totaled 14,968 against 20,972 last year, WardsAuto reported. September sales also decreased 8.0 percent from the month before. (The Trucker file photo)

The major U.S. heavy truck manufacturers sold 28.6 percent fewer units in September 2016 than in the same month the year before, according to an October 12 WardsAuto report. Class 8 truck sales totaled 14,968 against 20,972 last year. September sales also decreased 8.0 percent from the month before.

Freightliner topped all OEMs with sales of 5,131, a 36.1 percent drop from 2015. Kenworth followed with 2,791, a decrease of 17.5 percent. Third was Peterbilt with 2,152, down 23.5 percent. Following were International, 1,608, down 29.8 percent; Volvo, 1,557, down 31.5 percent; Mack, 1,372, down 24.2 percent; and Western Star, 333, down 11.2 percent.

Year-to-date, Freightliner led with sales of 58,229, down 18.3 percent, according to WardsAuto. Following were Kenworth, 22.322, down 21.8 percent; Peterbilt, 20,280, down 19.6 percent; International, 16,497, down 28.6 percent; Volvo, 15,324, down 33.5 percent, Mack, 13,012, down 12.0 percent; and Western Star, 3,702, an increase of 5.7 percent.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

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