U.S. big truck sales kicked off the new year up 13.2% from like-2010, besting December’s 2.6% gain, according to Ward’s data. All groups but Class 4 posted increases for January, compared with year-ago. Related document: Ward’s U.S. Truck Sales by Weight Class – January 2011 Class 8 saw a strong January, with sales up 25% on gains by all truck makers. Daimler’s Western Star brand earned had the largest increase, 125.5%, which was good enough to offset the 98.8% freefall by its ...

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