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AUG 2014

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Trucking's Most Respected Business Report 24 HDT • AUGUST 2014 www.truckinginfo.com hotline When you look at the strength of the commercial vehicle market in the first five months of the year, it's equally shared by each of the GVW categories. This is a change from years past. For years, the Class 4-7 group had the largest share, but that has not been the case for the last few years. We asked Gary Meteer with IHS/Polk what's driving the trend, and he explained that this chart does not show some of the trends going on inside the Class 4-7 group. "Recent history has shown GVW 6 to be very low due to the lack of a strong rental leasing segment within the GVW," he said. "Also GVW 5 vehicles have shown strong growth over the past three calendar years with solid performance by Ford (segment leader at 65-70% share), Dodge, Freight- liner and Isuzu." If you look back to 2000, in the first five months of the year, Class 6 outsold Class 5 by a more than two-to-one margin. But the Class 5s gradually became more popular, and by 2012, the Class 5s were outselling the Class 6. That trend has continued the past two years. For more information, contact Gary Meteer at (248) 728-7405 or go to www.polk.com. First five months truck registrations illustrate medium-duty trends JUNE 2014 CLASS 8 33,001 LBS. & OVER JUNE YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE CLASS 7 26,001-33,000 LBS. JUNE YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE CLASS 6 19,501-26,000 LBS. JUNE YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE CLASS 3, 4 & 5 10,001-19,500 LBS. JUNE YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE MANUFACTURER U.S. Retail Truck Sales Report Complied by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. Source: Ward's Communications Chevrolet 0.00% 0.00% 2,963 14,815 9.44% Dodge/Ram 11,279 68,738 43.78% Ford 246 1,840 7.73% 1,037 8,680 31.80% 9,498 54,896 34.96% Freightliner 7,092 35,628 35.74% 2,002 11,904 50.04% 1,209 9,670 35.43% 377 1,592 1.01% GMC 0.00% 0.00% 1,040 5,127 3.27% HINO 223 823 3.46% 592 2,628 9.63% 122 459 0.29% International 2,529 14,826 14.87% 1,137 5,024 21.02% 656 5,525 20.24% 116 1,020 0.65% Isuzu 0.00% 0.00% 1,975 9,467 6.03% Kenworth 2,819 13,712 13.76% 332 1,811 7.61% 154 703 2.58% 1 14 0.01% Mack 1,735 8,225 8.25% Mitsubishi Fuso 0.00% 0.00% 205 883 0.56% Nissan UD 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Peterbilt 2,522 13,136 13.18% 433 2,387 10.03% 19 87 0.32% 5 0.00% Volvo 2,378 12,611 12.65% Western Star 286 1,520 1.52% Other 12 28 0.03% Totals 19,373 99,686 100% 4,373 23,789 100% 3,667 27,293 100% 27,576 157,016 100% 2000 New registrations during the first 5 months of each calendar year. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 200,000 180,000 120,000 80,000 40,000 0 GVW 8 GVWs 4-7 GVW 3

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