January retail sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks took an expected seasonal tumble from December's year-end surge, according to figures compiled by Wards Intelligence.
Dealers sold 55,817 trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings above 10,000 pounds last month, down 29% from December. By weight, the totals were 17,471 in Class 3 (-44%); 890 in Class 4 (-65%), 5,153 in Class 5 (-36%); 6,721 in Class 6 (+14%) for the only positive report; 5,390 in Class 7 (-2%); and 20,192 in Class 8 (-23%).
Compared to sales in January 2018, however, the totals were up 9%, with Class 8 running 40% ahead of last year. Class 3, the largest market, posted a decrease from a year ago, down 14%.
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