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Sales Rush is on for Class 8 Tractors

(Akron/Tire Review) According to WardsAuto.com, sales of Class 8 truck sales in the U.S. are “white hot,” hitting more than 25,800 units last month, up 26% vs. the same period last year.

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The publication said the sales indicate an expansion in truck capacity and heavy pre-buying before the new 2007 engine regulations kick in.

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The March sales were also 27% higher than February 2006’s total of 20,340 units.

The total number of Class 8 truck sold in 2005 was approximately 253,000, while 2004 saw some 203,200 tractors sold. At the current sales pace, it is estimated that Class 8 sales will hit 280,000 units for 2006.

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