(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in the region in the first month of the year were down when compared to 2019. According to the Waterloo-based industry-tracking firm Reg-Trak, there were 279 vehicle sales in Dodge County last month, down over 13-percent from the 324 sold in January of 2019. Car sales in Dodge County decreased by ten or 25-percent over last year. Truck sales also saw a decline, to 250 sold, a drop of 12-percent. In Columbia County, vehicle sales were up five-percent with 227 sold, eleven more than the same timeframe last year. Truck sales were also up six-percent, but car sales dropped by four-percent. In Jefferson County, 184 vehicles rolled off dealer lots last month, just under 16-percent less than the 219 sold the previous January. Car sales saw a steep decline of 40-percent while truck sales dropped close to 10-percent. The nine-county, south-central Wisconsin region as a whole experienced a three-point-eight-percent (3.8%) decline with 3581 vehicle sales. Truck sales in the region were up by less than one percent while car sales were down over 22-percent.