Freightliner head says North America big rig sales below hopes

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CHICAGO, March 28 (Reuters) - The top executive at Freightliner LLC, the truck-maker owned by DaimlerChrysler AG, said on on Wednesday that orders for its biggest on-highway trucks had been weaker than expected so far this year and that the company was cutting second-quarter production and laying off workers. In an interview with Reuters, Chris Patterson, the company's chief executive and president, blamed continued weakness in the freight market for the drop in truck demand for so-called ...

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