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The Most Common Types of Trucks in the United States

09.12.2017 - 5:05 PM Comments: 0

In the United States, there are 5 trucking manufacturers that truly stand out. These companies are helping to supply the prominent industry that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Though social media or a glance at a truck stop could lead you to believe certain trucks are more popular than others, you might actually be wrong.

So what are the most popular trucks in America?

Read on to find out.

1. Freightliner

The most common semi-truck in the United States is the Freightliner. In fact, it is so popular that it makes up 40% of the market share. It is also the largest truck manufacturer in the country, employing over 3,000 workers at its factories.

Interesting enough, Freightliner is especially selling out of their used trucks as day cabs. Meaning, these models are known for lasting many years on the road.

This won’t be the last of success we see from this company as well, as Freightliner is strongly committed to cutting edge technology and aerodynamic style.

2. Kenworth

The Kenworth W900 is next on this list, as a classic truck with a long-nose hood and almost 600 horsepower. It holds nearly 14% of the market share in the United States.

Right now, Kenworth is selling their sleeper and day cabs at an almost entirely even rate. Meaning, all Kenworth trucks are a popular choice amongst transportation companies in the country.

3. Peterbilt

Peterbilt, owned by the same parent company as Kenworth, also has one of the most commonly driven semi-trucks in the country. The Peterbilt 379 is one of the most popular, with 13% of the market share.

Though Peterbilt trucks are some of the highest priced trucks amongst manufacturers, their demand isn’t going anywhere.

Part of this can also be linked to successful marketing. The red oval logo and lettering can be found on apparel found  anywhere at truck stops, retail stores, and online retailers.Not a bad way for a transportation company to find notoriety amongst all the competitors.

4. International

In fourth place, we have Navistar International, which has been producing trucks since it was founded in 1902. Holding 11% of the market share, the famous non-sleeper trucks are known for their unique crosshatch grills. Of course, the International sleeper trucks are very popular in this country as well.

International is also gaining notoriety due to their Navistar Defense division, which manufactures military tactical vehicles.

5. Volvo

Last but not least, Volvo trucks hold 10% of the market share in the United States. Volvo, a Swedish manufacturer, is known for their Pinnacle truck series and Granite dump trucks. However, it’s their sleeper cabs that are truly taking over the market.

Though last on this list, Volvo is actually the second largest heavy-duty truck producer in the world.

Bottom Line

If you are in the trucking industry and in the market to buy trucks, then choose from one of those 5 companies to make a successful choice.

And, if you’re in need of further transportation advice, then contact UTECH Inc. today. Our company is committed to helping small or medium sized trucking businesses thrive in our world today, by developing solutions to improve your operational or financial performance.

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