My Little Salesman research department compared truck and equipment sales totals from each quarter between 2009 to 2012, finding a generally upward trend in purchases of new and used equipment.
Top purchasing industries include groceries & related produce, local and long distance trucking, landscaping contractors, local trucking without storage, and rental and leasing companies.
Models in high demand include Carrier 69-NT-40-331 refrigerator container unit, International Prostar 6x4 truck, Thermo-King SB-230 trailer unit, Kenworth T800 truck, Freightliner M2-112 truck, and Peterbilt 363 truck.
Despite the upward trend in the state, the highest volume counties did not follow a trend in unit sale changes from 2011 to 2012.
• Los Angeles, -7.798%
• San Bernardino, 6.040%
• San Diego, 4.060%
• Orange, -8.169%
• Alameda, 65.944%
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