Despite signs of an economic recovery in the U.S., the big truck sector appears likely to follow its traditional path and see gains later than most other industries. Medium- and heavy-duty truck sales fell in February to a combined 21,590 units, down 23.9% on a daily rate basis from the 28,362 Class 4-8 rigs sold year-ago. Deliveries of heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks totaled 8,481 units during the month, off 21.3% from the 10,775 units sold year-ago. Freightliner Corp.’s 5.1% decline ...
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