Canadian Class 8 truck sales above 4,000 as of February

John G Smith
Freightliner held 36.6% of Canada’s Class 8 sales as of February.

TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians purchased 2,213 Class 8 trucks this February, bringing totals up to 4,199 for the year so far, WardsAuto figures show.

Market shares on the year were essentially unchanged, with Freightliner holding 36.6%, Kenworth 14.6%, and International at 12.1%.

There were 1,862 Class 8 sales in February 2018, when 3,665 sales were recorded year to date.

In Class 7, International held the top spot for the first two months of 2019, securing 31.6% of the market. But Freightliner now has 28.8% of that market for the year, after leading February’s monthly sales with 161 units. Peterbilt holds 18.6% of sales on the year, although Hino gained ground with 74 February sales – putting the latter company in third place for the month.

In Class 6, Freightliner secured 67 sales in February, followed by Hino (with 45), and International (16).

Ford increased its Class 5 market share to 51% of the 2019 sales, selling 225 units in February. Hino sold 103, and Isuzu sold 49 on the month.

Buyers in the U.S. purchased 19,858 Class 8 trucks in February 2019, with 4,627 Class 7s, 5,917 Class 6s, and 5,066 Class 5s.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Canadian Shipper, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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