Class 8 vehicle retail sales increased by 7.7% in June 2023 according to Wards Intelligence.
Last year, June truck sales totaled 22,357 units, this year, Class 8 sales totaled 24,085, which is a 0.1% decrease from May where truck sales stood at 24,111 units.
Overall, in the first half of 2023, truck sales rose 21% to 135,802 from 112,255 in the same period in 2022.
Daimler Truck North America, Freightliner’s parent company, took the crown with the largest market share with 8,991 trucks sold in June.
Daimler’s Class 8 truck sales account for 37.3% of all sales in the most recent months. In the previous year, Daimler sold 8,129 Class 8 vehicles.
Western Star, another company owned by DTNA sold 734 trucks in June for a 3% market share. Western Star has the largest year-over-year percentage increase, skyrocketing to 62.7%. Last year the company sold 451 trucks.
Of the top seven trucking brands, five saw an increase in sales when compared to the previous year.
Navistar International sold 3,426 in June 2023, a 17% increase from June 2022, where the company sold 2,927 Class 8 vehicles.
Volvo Trucks North America and PACCAR’s Peterbilt are the two brands that had a decline in sales. Volvo sales fell 10.3% from 2,679 in June 2022 to 2,403 in 2023. Peterbilt Class 8 truck sales fell 5.1% from 3,418 to 3,243.
VTNA also owns Mack Trucks, which saw an increase of 11.8% in sales moving from 1,560 to 1,744.
Kenworth, owned by PACCAR, posted a 10% year-over-year jump in sales to 3,512 trucks in June from 3,194, the data shows, for a 14.6% share of the market, the second largest slice of the pie. A month earlier, the company was third in the rankings with a 13.3% market share.