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Record run continues for heavy-duty truck sector

The heavy-duty sector again experienced a record-run of truck sales in February, with Kenworth and Volvo already locked in a gripping tussle for supremacy.

In the latest numbers just released by the Truck Industry Council, there were 1308 heavies delivered for the month, 84 more than the previous best mark for February set last year.

Kenworth came out on top with 279 units (up from 251 in the corresponding 2023 month), 32 clear of Volvo which had kicked off 2024 on top.

Back in third, Isuzu had another solid month with 201 sales. The leading trio has already broken clear of the chasers headed by Scania, which again topped the ton to claim fourth spot in the overall standings.

Kenworth had a big month to wrestle back the top spot. Image: TIC

The race is on amongst the pack to see who will emerge into the top-5 at the end of 2024.

There’s not a lot separating the next half a dozen, or so.

So far in 2024, Kenworth has the nose back in front with 453 units, or 20.1 per cent market share, just 27 clear of Volvo (426), which boasts 18.9 per cent of the biggest new rigs on Australian roads.

February was also another record month for overall truck and van sales in Australia.

Total deliveries for February reached 3592 units, up 93 on the previous record total of 3499 for February, set last year.

Not surprisingly, perennial market leader Isuzu again led the charge with 1050 units delivered for the month, bringing its 2024 total to 1808, or 28.7 per cent market share.

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