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Volvo truck deliveries jump more than 50%

Jason Cannon March 20, 2014

Volvo Group’s North American heavy-duty truck deliveries jumped 55 percent in February versus a year ago, the company said Thursday.

Deliveries of Volvo and Mack brands in North America rose to 3,896 trucks, up from 2,519 a year ago. Volvo branded trucks led the way with a 69 percent increase. The figure represents 2,412 trucks compared to 1,426 the year before. Year-to-date, North American deliveries of Volvo brand trucks are up 119 percent to 4,845 units.

Globally, 9,854 Volvo trucks were delivered in February, an increase of 45 percent compared with the same month last year.

North American deliveries of Mack branded trucks rose 43 percent in February. That figure represents 1,447 trucks compared to 1,036 the year before. Year-to-date, mack deliveries are up 48 percent in North America.

February global deliveries of Mack trucks increased by 25 percent compared to the same month last year, and reached 1,622 trucks.

Volvo Group noted that the jump in deliveries could at least in part be due to “several down-days in February 2013.”

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