Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks closed out 2003 in a big way. Deliveries increased 33.7% in December on a daily rate basis to 34,613 units, compared with the 24,885 big rigs delivered year-ago. Peterbilt’s heavy-duty truck sales were up 26.0% in December. That’s the biggest sales rise since June 1993. December’s rally lifted 2003’s sales past 2002’s results – 328,389 units vs. 322,284, up 1.9%. Eleven months into 2003, deliveries were trailing like-2002 by 1.2%. The ...

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