Daimler Trucks North America's strong performance in the United States Class 6/7 medium-duty commercial vehicle segments resulted in it surpassing its competitors in overall market share in 2007 for the first time in the company's history.
Continuing its growth trend, DTNA reported 31.5 percent of U.S. Class 6/7 market share, while Navistar International Corp. recorded 30.6 percent. DTNA increased its share by 3.5 percentage points, while International lost 6.9 percentage points in market share in 2007.
Data shows DTNA medium-duty market share was particularly strong for Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Thomas Built Buses, and the Freightliner Business Class M2.
DTNA also continued to be the leader in market share for Class 8 commercial vehicles, besting International by 14.6 percentage points and Paccar by 8.3 percentage points. Freightliner Trucks bested International in U.S. Class 8 by 5.1 percentage points.