Experian Automotive: Ford Motor Company tops U.S. commercial vehicle market share in Q2 2013

 Experian Automotive: Ford Motor Company tops U.S. commercial vehicle market
                               share in Q2 2013

New medium- and heavy-duty vehicle data added to database to provide
additional insight into the commercial vehicle market

PR Newswire

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 10, 2013

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian Automotive today
announced that Ford Motor Company ranked highest in market share for all
commercial vehicles at nearly 21 percent in Q2 2013, followed closely by
International (17.5 percent) and Freightliner (15.6 percent). This analysis
included all vehicles in Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) classes 4 to 8, including
semis, cement trucks, buses, delivery vans, utility vehicles, fire trucks,
ambulances, large pickups and motorhomes. Interestingly, although Ford had a
significant share of the medium-duty vehicle market (GVW 4 to 6) at 45.8
percent, it had a considerably smaller share of the heavy-duty market (GVW 7
to 8) at 6 percent.

"While the number of commercial vehicles on the road pales in comparison to
the number of passenger cars and light trucks, as the data shows, the medium-
and heavy-duty market is just as complex and is primed for growth
opportunities," said Marty Miller, senior manager for Experian Automotive. "As
a result, we've added medium- and heavy-duty truck information to our Vehicles
in Operation (VIO) database. Combined with our existing data on passenger
cars, light trucks and motorsport vehicles, original equipment manufacturers
and aftermarket part companies will now have a complete view of all vehicle
types on the road."

Additionally, the analysis showed that due to lower new vehicle sales in
recent years, the average age of all commercial vehicles in Q2 2013 was 11.9
years old. Further breakdown of the market showed the average age of all
medium-duty vehicles was 11 years, while heavy-duty vehicles averaged 12.3

Other findings from the analysis showed Cummins had the highest market share
for engine manufacturers in the commercial vehicle market at 19.9 percent,
followed by Caterpillar (15.4 percent) and Navistar (12.9 percent). Also of
note, 82.9 percent of commercial vehicles were powered by diesel fuel, while
14.2 percent were fueled by gasoline. However, gasoline powered a significant
portion of the medium-duty segment, as 46.7 percent of GVW class 4 vehicles,
25.9 percent of GVW class 5 vehicles and 28.5 percent of the GVW class 6
vehicles were powered by gasoline.

"Many commercial fleet and individual vehicle owners depend on these vehicles
in their daily business activities, thus giving them incentive to purchase new
vehicles or find replacement parts for their existing ones," said Miller. "By
expanding our database to provide manufacturers and aftermarket companies with
geographical and segmented information about this niche market, they are able
to make better business decisions." 

For more information about the medium- and heavy-duty VIO database or Experian
Automotive's other business-to-business products and services, visit

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