Despite recent massive layoffs by big truck makers — the latest made last week by Freightliner Corp. and Navistar International Corp. — analysts believe the industry won't follow the extreme cyclical trends of its past and will avoid a serious downturn after several consecutive record sales years. The reasons being, analysts explain, an economy that remains relatively strong, and the use of just-in-time manufacturing and online ordering, which were in their infancy the last time big truck ...

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