U.S. sales of Class 8 trucks in March soared 30.4% compared to a year ago, on 20,625 units. All heavy-duty truck companies posted double-digit gains, according to the monthly update from WardsAuto.
Daimler brands Western Star (+161.4%) led all gainers while Freightliner posted a 32.9% increase, strengthening its hold on the segment with a 32.9% share of the market.
PACCAR’s Kenworth was up 31.5% and Peterbilt jumped 37.2%. Volvo truck brands Volvo and Mack posted increases of 19.6% and 35.5%, respectively.
Through the first three months of the year, Class 8 was up 25% on unit sales of 55,809 against 44,651 prior-year, WardsAuto reports.
Overall medium-duty sales rose 18.5% vs. 2014 with 17,707 units delivered in March.