Medium- and heavy-duty trucks turned in another solid sales performance last month.
U.S. sales of trucks in Classes 4-8 rose 24.5 percent last month over June 2004. Their strong showing helped total truck sales jump 25.2 percent in June compared with June 2004.
Sales of smaller trucks, in Classes 1-3, rose 25.3 percent in June. They rebounded from May, when they fell 9.0 percent compared with May 2004.
Class 8 sales were up 38.2 percent. Class 7 sales increased 25.8 percent.
Class 4 sales rose 14.5 percent, and Class 5 sales rose 42.0 percent.
Only Class 6 sales dropped for the month, by 18.7 percent compared with June 2004.
DaimlerChrysler AG's Freightliner unit was No. 1 in sales for June. It sold 11,310 trucks last month, a 27.0 percent increase from June 2004. International was second with 8,997 sales, a 30.3 percent increase.
Ford was third, despite a 7.4 percent year-over-year drop, to 5,121.
Freightliner leads in year-to-date sales with 60,377, a 19.0 percent increase over the first six months of 2004.
International is second with 53,163, up 26.4 percent.
Ford is third with 29,876 sales, down 7.3 percent.