January medium and heavy truck sales rise 12%

Sales of medium and heavy trucks in January 2015 were 12% higher than last year, but 34% lower than December 2014.

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Data compiled by Wards Communications shows sales of medium and heavy trucks rose 12% in January compared to January 2014. However, they were down 34% in comparison to December sales.

Class 8 truck sales were 23% higher than in January 2014 while Class 7 sales were up 13%. 

For the year so far, sales of trucks with a GVW rating above 10,000 lbs. are 12% higher than at the same period last year. Total sales for all truck classes has risen 19%. Sales for every class are up, with Class 4 trucks having the largest increase at 36%.