U.S. medium and heavy duty aftermarket sales on the rise

Medium and heavy duty truck aftermarket sales rose 6.2 percent in 2005 and are forecast to continue its three-year growth trend, reaching $73.9 billion in 2006, according to a new study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA).

Following relatively flat growth in 2001-2003, when annual increases were less than 1 percent, medium and heavy duty aftermarket sales picked up in 2004. Sales have increased for a variety of different reasons, including rising Class 4-8 vehicle sales, increases in the average number of miles driven, 2.5 percent growth in truck registrations since 2000 and the nation's transporting dependency on the trucking industry.

The 2006 Medium & Heavy Duty Aftermarket Profile is the second edition of a study published by AAIA and HDDA containing data and trends pertaining to the medium and heavy duty truck aftermarket in the United States. This report combines the latest available industry data from many sources including original AAIA research, government and independent research supplier databases. Last published in 2000, the comprehensive 2006 Medium & Heavy Duty Aftermarket Profile provides charts, tables and analysis on industry topics.

The 2006 Medium & Heavy Duty Aftermarket Profile is available to AAIA and HDDA members for $125 and $225 to non-members. To order by phone, call 301-654-6664 or order online at www.aftermarket.org.

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