Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks continued their free fall in November.
Volume for classes 4-8 totaled 27,124 units for the month, 39.6 percent lower than in November 2006. It was the 11th straight year-on-year decline.
For 11 months, the medium- and heavy-truck market was down 29.9 percent to 368,345 units.
Heavy-duty Class 8 trucks were hit hardest in November, down 54.3 percent to 10,309 vehicles. Class 4 trucks fared best. Sales in the category dropped 15.3 percent to 5,487.
Ford Motor Co., which relies mainly on Class 4 sales, was tops in medium- and heavy-duty truck sales last month with 6,566 units sold. Still, that was down 21.8 percent from November 2006. International's November sales totaled 5,165, a 37.1 percent decline from last year.
Freightliner's sales plummeted 57.2 percent in November to 4,247 units.
Chevrolet was the only truckmaker to post a gain for the month, though a modest one. Sales of Chevy's Class 4-7 trucks rose 1.1 percent to 1,231 units.