October Class 8 truck sales up 9.7%

Class 8 truck sales jumped 9.7 percent in October as compared with September, according to data compiled by WardsAuto. Total October sales of 22,032 bested September sales of 20,078, marking it the third straight month sales have increased.

With two months to go, November and December sales will certainly push the 2014 total well past the 2013 total of 184,784, and the 2012 total sales of 194,715. Sales of 210,000-plus are certainly not beyond reach, given that December is always a high sales month.

That would mark 2014 as the best year for Class 8 sales since the pre-recession total of 284,008 in 2006.

Ref:  MonitorDaily Nov. 18, 2014