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Volvo NA Truck Deliveries Rise


2/20/2014

Transport Topics reported that Volvo Group’s truck deliveries in North America jumped 113% in January over a year earlier, led by the Volvo brand, the company said.


The Volvo brand’s deliveries increased 209% to 2,433 vehicles, the truck maker said Feb. 20. The change was largely due to two “down-weeks” in January 2013, resulting in only 788 deliveries.


Mack Trucks delivery 1,733 vehicles in North America in January, a 53% increase, Volvo reported.


Globally, Volvo’s deliveries grew 26% over last year to 13,612 units. The increase was led by heavy-duty trucks, which saw a 35% gain, while light- and medium-duty trucks both decreased.


The Volvo brand saw the largest rise globally, a 51% increase to 8,422 units, the company said. Volvo has decreased European production, predicting a drop-off in demand because customers pre-bought trucks before a January 2014 emissions standard took effect.


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