Commercial vehicle sales were stellar in 2018. On the whole, sales of Class 4-8 trucks were up 17.5% compared to 2017. Class 4-7 truck sales were up 6.5% and Class 8 truck sales were up by a whopping 30.3% compared to 2017.
Research suggests that auto shows attract serious purchasers. According to Foresight Research, 54 percent said their purchase decisions were influenced by auto show attendance. That amounted to almost 1 million purchase decisions, or 7 percent of all U.S. retail sales.
“NADA is proud to showcase our world class education designed by the best subject matter experts in the industry, alongside our development team, to come up with the most relevant ways to make our dealers more successful today,” said Hal Wurster, vice president of NADA Dealership Operations.
Despite rising interest rates and a volatile stock market, U.S. light-vehicle sales closed out 2018 strong. The SAAR of 17.51 million in December 2018 was the second highest of the year, as sales for the month were up 1.5% compared to December 2017.
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The national award recognizes commercial truck dealers for industry leadership, business performance and community service.
Dealership managers who want to hone their management styles and establish a “culture of coaching” in all areas of the business will soon be able to participate in a new NADA Academy training program.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 26 during ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.
As we wind-down another good year of new-vehicle sales and get ready for what could be tougher sledding, I have a request for some of our OEM business partners: Do the right thing by your dealers—it’s also smart business.
The national award recognizes commercial-truck dealers for industry leadership, business performance and community service.