June 2015 was the best month that heavy-duty truck sales have seen since nine years ago, in 2006. A total of 25,369 trucks were sold to make June 2015 the third best month in the history of truck sales and the most ever trucks sold in the month of June. This was a 31% jump from last year, and an 18% jump from May and marked one of the best months Freightliner has ever seen. So what factors have contributed to this huge jump in heavy-duty truck sales? Will we continue to see truck sales rise? Read on to find out.
A Record-Breaking Truck Sales Month
Stephen Volkmann, an industry analyst at Jefferies & Co, attributes the successful month to the huge numbers of vehicles ordered by fleets throughout the fall and winter that are still being delivered by manufacturers. Volkmann said, “We had a very front-loaded order year and now we’re executing on that, so it doesn’t surprise me that we would see strong production and retail sales.”Judging by the first six months alone, industry experts agree that so far, 2015 appears to be on the right track to become the third-best year for U.S. Class 8 sales.
Increased Sales for Freightliner and Western Star
Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner brand broke its own records this June, selling a grand total of 9,386 heavy-duty trucks for a 32% increase from the previous year. So far in 2015, DTNA’s truck sales have increased 28%, totaling 45,862 heavy-duty trucks sold across the United States. Its Western Star Brand has seen increases as well: year to date sales have jumped 56% from 2014. “Stable sales and consistent growth persist, and keep us on track for a record-breaking year,” Markus Pfeifer, director of marketing operations and planning at DTNA, said.
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