Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

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Trucking's Most Respected Business Report 22 HDT • OCTOBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com hotline AUGUST 2014 CLASS 8 33,001 LBS. & OVER MAY YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE CLASS 7 26,001-33,000 LBS. MAY YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE CLASS 6 19,501-26,000 LBS. MAY YTD YTD SALES SALES SHARE CLASS 3, 4 & 5 10,001-19,500 LBS. MAY 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% 3,140 20,623 9.40% Dodge/Ram 14,594 95,968 43.73% Ford 304 1,594 8.21% 1,542 7,643 32.35% 10,618 45,398 35.07% Freightliner 7,027 49,106 35.56% 2,034 16,498 46.85% 1,663 12,819 36.72% 504 2,676 1.22% GMC 0.00% 0.00% 1,118 7,339 3.34% HINO 170 1,152 3.27% 475 3,542 10.14% 105 660 0.30% International 2,762 20,676 14.97% 1,884 9,402 26.70% 549 6,781 19.42% 156 1,481 0.67% Isuzu 0.00% 0.00% 1,404 12,624 5.75% Kenworth 2,634 19,044 13.79% 344 2,556 7.26% 94 1,048 3.00% 10 14 0.01% Mack 1,862 11,960 8.66% Mitsubishi Fuso 0.00% 0.00% 164 1,160 0.53% Nissan UD 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Peterbilt 2,635 18,291 13.24% 392 3,197 9.08% 18 116 0.33% 3 11 0.01% Volvo 2,326 16,867 12.21% Western Star 370 2,111 1.53% Other 11 51 0.04% Totals 19,627 138,106 100% 5,104 35,213 100% 3,812 34,914 100% 32,481 219,463 100% American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For- Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in August to the highest number on record. In August, the index equaled 132.6 (2000=100) versus 130.5 in July. August's index surpassed the previous record set in November 2013 (131.0). Compared with August a year ago, the seasonally adjusted index increased 4.5%, up from July's 3.7% year-over-year gain. The latest year-over-year increase was the largest this year. Year-to-date, com- pared with the same period last year, tonnage is up 3.1%. "After a strong July, factory production and housing starts fell in August on a month-to-month basis," noted ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. "Truck tonnage actually did the opposite. Not only did it increase, it accelerated." Costello noted that tonnage was up 3.1% over the previous two months alone and has surged 6.8% since hitting a recent low in January. "I'm optimistic about the second half of the year for the economy, which means truck tonnage should do well too," he said. Eric Starks with FTR notes that although the ATA tonnage index is more volatile compared to FTR's loadings data, and in fact the two measures of freight activity sometimes "tell different stories," in this case "we're both singing the same tune. So that tells me in general, freight demand is good." ATA Truck Tonnage Index hits record high in August 135 130 125 120 115 110 105 100 95 90 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 135 130 125 120 115 110 105 100 95 90 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Not seasonally adjusted series 2000-100 Seasonally adjusted series 2000-100

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