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Volvo, Mack suffering from pre-buy fallout

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Volvos new truck deliveries for the period of January 2007 through April are down 54% this yea...


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvos new truck deliveries for the period of January 2007 through April are down 54% this year while Mack has suffered a 61% decline compared to the same period last year.

The North American drop can be attributed to the pre-buy that occurred last year in advance of this years stringent and costly new emissions standards. New truck deliveries include trucks delivered to dealers or directly to customers and do not reflect actual sales numbers.

Overall, Volvo Groups new truck deliveries are down 57% in North America with 9,964 trucks delivered compared to 23,268 during the same time last year. Mack accounts for 4,518 of those vehicles while 5,308 new Volvos have been shipped (the remainder are Renault trucks).

The decrease in (global) deliveries is fully attributable to North America where the new emission legislation continues to be visible in the delivery statistics, Volvo stated in a report issued this morning.


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