(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in Dodge County have risen after last year’s numbers dropped drastically due to the pandemic. According to the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, there have been 2,634 cars and light trucks sold in Dodge County through the first eight months of the year, 394 more than last year by this time, an increase of 17-percent. Car sales were up nearly 20-percent while truck sales were close behind at 17-percent. Jefferson County sales were up over 30-percent with 1,965 vehicles sold, compared to 1,503 through August of last year. Car sales in Jefferson County were up 25-percent while truck sales saw an increase of 17-percent. Columbia County saw 1,856 vehicles roll off dealer lots compared to 1,571 during the same timeframe in 2020, an increase of 18-percent. For the nine-county, south central Wisconsin region as a whole, vehicle sales were up 17-percent with just over 30-thousand sales, 4,690 more than last year. Car sales were up in the region by nine-percent, truck sales were also up by 19-percent.