Commercial truck sales edge up in August

Commercial truck sales edge up in August

Retail sales of Class 4-8, the trucks most likely to be used for commercial applications, continued to grow in August, according to figures compiled by WardsAuto, a sister company of Trailer/Body Builders.

For the month, dealers sold 65,925 trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings above 10,000 pounds, up 5% from July and 8% more than were sold during August 2014. 

Through the first eight months of this year, sales totaled 475,949 trucks, 10% ahead of last year’s pace. 

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