Sales of heavy trucks in the United States climbed again last month.
Class 8 sales increased to 17,338 units in July, up 29.5 percent from the year-ago month.
From January to July, Class 8 sales rose to 107,184 units, up 40.4 percent from the first seven months of 2003.
International recorded the largest percentage gain in Class 8 sales for July, an increase of 57.0 percent over the year-ago month, to 3,364 units.
Volvo had the second largest percentage gain in Class 8 sales for July, an increase of 55.1 percent over the year-ago month, to 1,669 units.
Sterling's July Class 8 sales fell to 892 units. That was a decline of 12.9 percent compared with July 2003.
Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7 all rose in July. Class 6 had the highest increase - 32.3 percent - when compared with July 2003.
Sales of all trucks rose 6.0 percent in July from the year-ago month.
July sales totaled 895,664 units.
For the first seven months, total truck sales rose 7.0 percent over the year-ago period to more than 5.6 million units.