By Abram Olmstead, NADA, Digital Director

Employment at U.S. commercial truck dealerships has reached its highest point in five years, according to a new report from the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

The nation’s 2,261 franchised heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships employed 129,392 workers in 2016, up 5.6 percent from the previous year.

Total sales at truck dealerships topped $85.4 billion in 2016, down 8.3 percent. The top-10 states in sales by rank were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia.

Other key highlights from ATD Data 2016 include:

  • An average of 57 workers were employed per dealership in 2016, up from 55 in 2015.
  • U.S. truck dealerships employed 44,108 technicians in 2016, up 17.4 percent.
  • There were 400,358 Class 4 to Class 8 trucks sold in 2016, down 11 percent compared to the previous year.
  • An average of 145 new trucks were sold per dealership in 2016, down from 188 in 2015.
  • An average 52 used trucks were sold per dealership in 2016.
  • Truck dealerships wrote 10.2 million repair orders, up 7.1 percent.
  • The average selling price of a Class 8 new truck was $119,574, down 0.6 percent from 2015.
  • The average selling price of a Class 8 used truck was $47,217, down 11.6 percent from 2015.
  • Service and parts sales totaled more than $27.9 billion in 2016, up 5.9 percent.

Check out the following infographic for key highlights, and download the full report here:

2016 ATD Data Infographic

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