Canadian truck sales dip in June

John G Smith

truck sales

TORONTO, Ont. – Canada recorded 3,034 Class 8 truck sales this June – down from the 3,315 sales recorded last year and the 3,357 sales in May, WardsAuto reports.

It wasn’t the only vehicle class to register a dip. The 651 Class 7 sales were down from 679 the month before, while 145 Class 6 sales were off slightly from the 159 seen in May. Still, the 729 Class 5 sales were up from the 697 in May.

Daimler dominated the Class 8 sales, with 1,136 units sold this June.

International topped Class 7 with 207 units, while Freightliner was the top brand in Class 6 with 72 sales. Ford dominated the Class 5 retail activity with 394 deals.

In the first six months of this year, Canadians have purchased 16,985 Class 8 trucks, WardsAuto says. That’s up from the 16,472 sales recorded in the first six months of 2018.


John G Smith

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

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