North American commercial vehicle market: Trends and OEM strategies

Paccar starts production in Brazil; Navistar increases sales with SCR-equipped models

2014/12/03

Summary

 The medium- and heavy-duty truck market in North America (the U.S. and Canada) shrank by 30% year-over-year (y/y) to 223,000 units in 2009 due to the economic crisis、but has been steadily recovering since 2010. The market reached 392,000 units in 2013 and 327,000 units for the January-September 2014 period owing to the economic recovery in the U.S. The heavy-duty truck (Class 8) market for the first nine months of 2014 was split among four major OEMs: Daimler (36.6%), Paccar (27.5%), Volvo (21.2%) and Navistar (14.6%). Paccar's sales in North America for the January-September 2014 period grew 16.2% y/y. Navistar reported a 24.0% y/y increase in its sales of heavy-duty trucks in North America for the first nine months of FY2014 owing to introduction of SCR-equipped models. Daimler and Volvo will be featured in our upcoming reports.

Medium and heavy duty truck sales in North America Heavy duty truck (Class 8) market share in North America