Large-Truck Sales Rise

Jul 16, 2013

Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks posted a 5.8 percent increase in June on strong performances by Classes 4, 5 and 6, as reported by WardsAuto.

Class 6 deliveries led all groups, jumping 58.9 percent last month due to triple-digit percentage increases by Ford, Peterbilt and class-leader Daimler. Class 8 was the only declining group in June, down 5.4 percent as about half of its manufacturers posted declines, according to WardsAuto.

International’s 23.2 percent drop was the steepest, with Volvo Truck’s namesake brand close behind, down 22.5 percent, WardsAuto reported.

Freightliner again made Daimler the leading Class 8 manufacturer in June, with sales climbing 20.2 percent compared with like-2012. Daimler sold 6,143 units in total last month, the publication reported.

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