Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in Canada rose to 2,657 units in August, up 6.4% on a daily selling rate basis from year-ago’s 2,404, Ward's data indicate. Heavy-duty (Class 8) deliveries totaled 1,708, up 13.9% compared with the 1,444 big rigs sold during like-2001. PACCAR Inc.’s sales surged 44.6% in August. Industry-wide, year-to-date Class 8 deliveries lag like-2001’s 12,976 unit sales by 6.4%. Medium-duty sales (Class 4-7) declined 4.8% in August to 949 units. ...

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