Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks declined for the 10th consecutive month in April, falling 30.6% on a daily rate basis vs. like-2000's 43,532-unit total. It was the second straight month deliveries have dropped by 30% or more, as the industry continues to deal with a slowing economy and a marketplace flooded with new and used products. Four months into 2001, medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are running 28.4% behind like-2000's pace. The heavy-duty segment (Class 8) is down 40.0% ...
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