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Recently, Joe Campbell at our South Philadelphia location was quoted in an article on the website. Great information about the commercial trucking industries September sales increase and great news for the commercial trucking industry.

Here’s the article along with a link to the website. The article was written by staff reporter, Seth Clevenger.

“Medium-duty truck sales jumped 20.5% in September from a year earlier, reported, as improving confidence in the economy continued to support higher demand for new trucks.

Retail sales of Classes 3-7 trucks in the United States totaled 37,508 last month, up from 31,107 in the same month a year ago, according to Ward’s data.

“We’ve got decent economic growth, and that’s bolstering confidence among the small business owners who happen to need a truck to support their business,” said Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research Co.

At the same time, buyers still are playing catch-up after delaying replacement purchases during the recession and recovery, Tam said.

“It’s been such a long, slow climb that I think we still have pent-up demand in the medium-duty space that we’re beginning to see actually get relieved,” he said.

Through the first three quarters of 2014, buyers have purchased 327,320 Classes 3-7 trucks, up 6.5% from the same timeframe last year.

Bentley Truck Services, a medium-duty truck dealer with locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, has seen consistent demand this year, said Joe Campbell, director of sales and marketing.

“A couple years ago, everyone was a reluctant buyer,” he said, but now, fewer customers are buying in response to a truck breaking down and more are moving forward with proactive, planned purchases.

“Today, the buyers seem confident that their businesses are doing […]