Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Down in November

Medium and heavy trucks sold at a slower pace in November, according to figures compiled by Wards Communications.

Dealers sold 38,663 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, down 25% from November 2006 (51,239) and down 15% from October 2007 (45, 519).

Compared to November 2006, Class 8 trucks were down 54%, followed by Class 6 at 36%.

Through the first 11 months of 2007, truck dealers sold 488,315 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds, down 23% from the corresponding period of 2006.

Brisk sales of light-duty trucks (GVW ratings of 10,000 pounds or less) kept the overall market at a decline of just 10% compared to November 2006, with Class 3 up 42%. For the year, total sales were down 4%.

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