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Total June Class 8 sales best sixth month of century


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Sales of International Class 8 trucks were up 39.1 percent in June over May, the largest increase of any OEM in June. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)
Sales of International Class 8 trucks were up 39.1 percent in June over May, the largest increase of any OEM in June. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)

Unbelievable.

That’s the word that best describes the report on sales of Class 8 trucks in June.

In fact, with 25,369 units sold, it’s the best June this century, even topping June 2006, the year the OEM industry set the all-time record for annual Class 8 sales at 284,008, a number most say will never be surpassed, and a total recorded because of pre-buy sales ahead of the new 2007 emissions standards.

June 2015, in fact, is the best single monthly total since 2006, when the all-time monthly record of 26,462 was set in December of that year.

June 2015 numbers were 18 percent higher than May 2015 and a whopping 31 percent higher than the same month in 2014.

Total 2015 sales of 123,188 are 23.6 percent ahead of last year’s 99,686.

Annualized 2015 total sales would reach nearly 250,000, which would rank the year as the second best this century.

As usual Freightliner led all nameplates with 9,386, another record month for the Daimler brand.

All nameplates showed a sales increase in June with International topping the list, selling 3,339 units compared with 2,401 in May.

Freightliner continues to lead in total market share year-to-date, followed by Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo, International, Mack and Western Star in that order.

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