Göteborg, Sweden-based AB Volvo today reported that during the first five months of 2006 truck deliveries from its three truck companies—Volvo trucks, Mack and Renault Trucks—in North America increased 13% to 29,678 units compared with the same period last year.

Volvo Truck delivered 15,036 units, a 17% increase over the same period last year. Mack deliveries jumped 9% to 14,412 units. “[Mack] order intake in May continued to slow down from historical high levels, as production slots for pre-EPA ’07-compliant truck models became filled for the rest of 2006,” stated AB Volvo.

Renault truck orders jumped 61%, but only to 230 units.

The data represents the number of units transferred to delivery inventories and delivered directly to customers and don’t represent retail sales, Volvo Trucks North America said.

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