Canada’s truck sales remain robust

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TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian truck sales remain strong, with 13,157 Class 8 units sold as of the end of May, WardsAuto reports in its most recent statistics. That compares to 88,674 trucks sold in the U.S.

Freightliner led the Class 8 business with 32.4% of the market in Canada. International topped Class 7 with 26.8%. In Class 6, Freightliner and Hino were essentially tied at about 32% each. Ford continues to dominate Class 5 sales with a 53.2% market share.

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John G. Smith is Newcom Media's vice-president - editorial, and the editorial director of its trucking publications -- including Today's Trucking,, and Transport Routier. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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