Market share of Class 8 truck manufacturers in the U.S. 2018

The U.S. Class 8 market is dominated by Freightliner. Despite a year-to-date decline of about 1.3 percent, the truck brand held a market share of over 36 percent in December 2018. This means that more than one in three Class 8 trucks in the United States is a Freightliner-badged vehicle.

 Truck demand indicative of economic trend

In 2018, medium and heavy-duty truck sales were driven by double-digit growth rates in the U.S. freight trucking industry. Not only did trucking companies experience a shortage of drivers, but they also felt the need to expand their capacities. In total, customers in the United States bought 250,545 heavy-duty trucks between January and December 2018. Daimler is Freightliner’s parent company and sells trucks under its Freightliner and Western Star brands; Daimler recorded total sales of 190,000 trucks in North America during the 2018 fiscal year.

 Heavyweights in the market 

Class 8 trucks fall into the heavy-duty segment of the U.S. truck market and are categorized by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration as vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 33,000 pounds.

Class 8 truck manufacturers' market share in the U.S. as of December 2018

Market share
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date



United States

Survey time period

as of December 2018

Supplementary notes

Year-to-date figures

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Trucks and commercial vehicles"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.