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Truck sales slide in January, drop expected


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International posted the most significant gain month-over-month with 2,605 units sold, an increase of 20.6 percent over December 2015. Pictured is the International ProStar. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)
International posted the most significant gain month-over-month with 2,605 units sold, an increase of 20.6 percent over December 2015. Pictured is the International ProStar. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)

Sales of new Class 8 tractors in the United States typically fall off a bit in January and 2016 was no exception, other than the fall was less pronounced than in previous years.

According to WardsAuto, sales of 15,949 units in January represented a decrease of 23.2 percent from December 2015 when sales reached 20,773.

But the January figure also represented an 8.2 percent drop from January 2015.

The decline was not unexpected as industry analysts have been noting a decline in Class 8 order in the past months.

International posted the most significant gain month-over-month with 2,605 units sold, an increase of 20.6 percent over December 2015, representing the most units sold in a single month since July 2015.

Numerically, Freightliner sold the most tractors, recording 6,915 units sold, representing a 43.4 percent share.

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