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Class 8 Truck Sales Lead to Capacity Changes

Because of the increase in Class 8 truck sales, the trucking industry is about to face a series of capacity changes.

While many sectors face declining sales, the trucking industry continues to provide jobs and push the U.S. economy. Daimler Trucks North America realizes the demand for its vehicles, and CEO Martin Daum will help fill needs as the demand for Class 8 trucks grows.

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According to Daum, sales for medium and heavy-duty trucks were projected to grow by 10 percent, and sales could actually be even higher than projected. That is great news for the trucking industry, as Baum believes Class 6-8 sales could range between 4,11000 to 453,000 trucks. Again, this shows the demand for transporting goods in North America, and it is a great sign that companies and consumers are spending more.

Trucking Industry Stats

For just medium-duty trucks, sales in the United States are expected to remain some-what flat, and 100,000-103,000 medium-duty trucks are expected to sell. With that being said, Class 8 trucks may surpass 229,000 sales alone. This is positive momentum for the trucking industry, which helps to increase jobs and productivity. When you see more trucks on the road, it is a great sign for the economy of the United States!

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America, or DTNA, is prepared for the increase sales and demand of Class 8 trucks. The company added capacity that could build an additional 27,000 trucks in 2015, and Daum thinks that may not even be enough to meet demand. The CEO stated that, “I have no fear those production slots will go empty, and in fact they may not be enough.” Daum also wanted customers to know that he acknowledges that relying on feasible technologies is important to meet customer expectations in terms of 18 to 24 month paybacks.

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about Class 8 truck sales, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com.


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