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WardsAuto: March Class 8 sales off 2.9 percent from last year


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Freightliner topped all manufacturers with 8,562 units sold, a 42.7 percent market share and a 26.4 percent increase from March of 2015. (The Trucker file photo.)
Freightliner topped all manufacturers with 8,562 units sold, a 42.7 percent market share and a 26.4 percent increase from March of 2015. (The Trucker file photo.)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — March Class 8 truck sales fell 2.9 percent from the same period last year to 20,034, WardsAuto reported today.  Year-to-date, sales dropped 7.1 percent to 51,859.

The March figure represented a 26.2 percent increase over February sales of 15,876.

Freightliner topped all manufacturers with 8,562 units sold, a 42.7 percent market share and a 26.4 percent increase from March of 2015. Kenworth sold 2,926 to place second with a 14.6 percent market share. International finished third with 2,354, an 11.8 percent share. Following were Peterbilt with 2,327, 11.6 percent; Mack with 1,918, 9.6 percent; Volvo with 1,468, 7.3 percent and Western Star with 475, 2.4 percent.

Year-to-date, Freightliner led with 21,964 sales. Western Star posted the highest year-over-year increase, 12.6 percent, followed by Mack at 10.1 percent and Freightliner with 2.0 percent. No other OEM showed an annual increase. Volvo posted the largest year-to-date decrease, at 34.8 percent below last year.

More information about WardsAuto can be found at wardsauto.com.

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