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Daimler claims top spot for medium-duty market share

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Daimler Trucks North America says it has taken over top spot in medium-duty market share.


Freightliner says it has made in-roads into the medium-duty market and now leads market share in this segment.
Freightliner says it has made in-roads into the medium-duty market and now leads market share in this segment.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America says it has taken over top spot in medium-duty market share.

In 2007, Daimler became the North American Class 6/7 market share leader for the first time in its history, the company announced. Daimler reported it has achieved 31.5% of the US Class 6/7 market. Navistar was second in 2007 at 30.6%. Daimler Trucks North American achieved a 3.5% gain in 2007, the company reported.

“Daimler Trucks North America has continued its trend of steady growth in Class 6/7 sales, and we’re excited that we have consistently increased our market share,” said DTNA president and CEO Chris Patterson. “We attribute this growth to our outstanding product offerings, unmatched commitment to customers, and our focus on developing new technologies that benefit our customer’s bottom line.”

The company also said it was the US market share leader in the Class 8 segment in 2007.

“DTNA products are fuel efficient, reliable, comfortable, and safe,” Patterson said. “These benefits obviously have resounded with our customers as evidenced by the continued growth in Class 6/7 and the stronghold DTNA has consistently had with Class 8 vehicles.”


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