Medium-, heavy-truck sales climb in November

Medium- and heavy-truck sales were up 33% in November 2011 over the same period in 2010 and down 7% from October 2011, according to figures compiled by Wards Communications.

Dealers sold 43,096 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, up from November 2010 (32,516) and down from October 2011 (46,328).

Compared with November 2010, Class 8 trucks were up 77% (17,020, compared with 9,614). Class 7 sales were 3,194, one above November 2010.

For 2011, truck dealers have sold 445,757 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds, up 32% from 336,824 in 2010. Class 8 sales have been 150,419, a 58% increase from the same period in 2010 (95,410). Class 7 sales have been up 9% (37,589, compared with 34,630). Total sales of all classes have been up 13%, from 5,483,505 to 6,222,546.

Every class has been up except for Class 4 (down 15%). The biggest increase after Class 8 has been in Class 5 and 6 (40%).

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