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June U.S. Class 8 sales up 11.2 percent over May

Sales of Class 8 truck in the United States in June scored a triple crown, topping the previous month, the same month last year and year-to-date sales, according to WardsAuto.

June sales totaled 21,351, an increase of 11.2 percent over May 2018, 23.3 percent over June 2017 and 30.5 percent year-to-date.

Sales in May had totaled 19,195, sales in June 2017 reached 17,310, and 2018 year-to-date sales of 110,025 is 25,703 sold for the same time period in June 2017 when 84,322 had been sold as of June 30.

Three nameplates posted gains of over 26 percent in June 2018 compared with May 2018 — Freightliner at 26.6 percent (7,672 in June 2018 compared with 6,050 in May), Peterbilt at 26.4 percent (3,328 compared with 2,632) and Mack at 26.1 percent, 2026 compared with 1,607).

Volvo (56 percent) and International (45.7 percent) lead the gains category compared with June 2017.

The strongest year-to-date increases belong to International (62.4 percent) and Volvo (54.2 percent).

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