Keeping pace with the torrid light vehicle market in the U.S. is the big truck sector, which turned in another stellar month in August. Combined sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks rose 22.4% on like-1998, as deliveries hit 43,991 units for the month. Driving the gain was the Class 8 sector, which saw sales jump to 21,938 units in August, up 26.2% from year-ago's 17,385 on a daily rate basis. Only Navistar International Transportation Corp. failed to generate a double-digit gain for the ...

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