Paul Zajac

Manager, Industry Data,

Paul is a member of the WardsAuto Data and Research Team. 

Canada Medium-and Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Streak Ends in June 
June Class 8 sales slid 8.4% to 2,631 units. Daimler’s share-leading Freightliner brand (+3.3%) and Western Star (+9.9%) were the only sellers to post a gain.
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Up 20.6% in June 
Class 8 led all segments and set an all-time record for June which was also the third-best month on record.
Canada Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Streak Continues in May 
Sales in Class 8 were up a modest 1.8% to 2,644 units. Daimler’s share-leading Freightliner brand gained 24.9%, while International delivered the best results among all competitors, surging 48.8% on volume of 374 units.
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Rose 16.5% in May 
Class 8 led all segments and continued to drive the overall market, jumping 24.1% on sales of 21,501 units vs. 17,990 year-ago as all companies posted gains.
Canada Big Truck Sales Up 7.2% in April 
Sales in Class 8 rose a modest 2.0% to 2,610 units. Solid gains by Daimler brands Freightliner and Western Star were tempered by losses posted by PACCAR’s Kenworth and Peterbilt.
U.S. Big-Trucks Up 2.6% in April 
Big-truck makers delivered 36,205 units during the month, compared with 35,271 in the prior year with only Classes 4 and 8 posting year-over-year increases.
Canada Big-Truck Sales Up 27.8% in March 
Sales in Class 8 were up 34.8% as share leader Freightliner sales spiked 75.1% on 978 units, raising its stake in the segment to 33.9%.
U.S. Big-Trucks Up 24.6% in March 
Deliveries of medium- and heavy-duty trucks hit 38,332 units during the month, compared with 31,994 in the prior year, as all weight classes enjoyed year-over-year increases.
U.S. Big-Trucks Up 26.7% in February 
Class 8 deliveries surged 26.7% on sales of 17,811 units vs. 14,053 year-ago. PACCAR’s Kenworth led all gainers with a 56.5% increase.
Canada Big-Truck Sales Continue to Recover in February 
Class 8 led all segments with sales up 24.0% on deliveries of 2,052 units, nearly two-thirds of the industry’s total February volume.
Canada Big-Truck Sales Flat in January 
Overall medium-duty sales posted the worst January since 2010, selling only 644 units, 17.3% below last year.
U.S. Big Trucks Start Year Off With Gain 
Class 8 deliveries jumped 18.1% in January on sales of 17,373 units vs. 14,146 year-ago.
Canada Big-Truck Sales Finish Strong In December 
Class 8 deliveries jumped 18.7%, lifted by International, up 53.9%, while Daimler’s Freightliner brand rose 36.7%.
U.S. Big Trucks See Best Sales Numbers in Eight Years 
2014 Class 8 deliveries reached 220,405 units, the highest tally since 2006’s record year and the 4th best performance on record.
Canada Big-Truck Sales Rose 5.0% in November 
Class 8 deliveries gained 6.6%, lifted by Daimler’s Western Star brand, up 28.1%, and Freightliner, up 8.5%.
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