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Class 8 U.S. retail sales in July rose 21.9% compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported. All truck makers but one reported gains in the month.
July sales hit 20,513 compared with 16,824 in the 2021 period.
Year-to-date sales were 132,694, or 3.4% higher compared with 128,376 a year earlier, according to Wards.
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Volvo Trucks North America reported the highest gain in July. Its sales rose 139.1% to 2,123 compared with 888 a year earlier, good for a 10.3% share of the market. VTNA is a unit of Volvo Group.
Freightliner remained the market leader with 7,855 sales, or 34.4% more compared with 5,845 in the 2021 period. It notched a 38.3% share in the month.
Freightliner is a brand of Daimler Truck North America.
International, a brand of Navistar Inc., posted the sole decline. Its sales dropped 15% to 2,229 compared with 2,623 a year earlier. Its share stood at 10.9% — Transport Topics
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