The U.S. big-truck market began 2008 with a whimper, as total medium- and heavy-duty sales of 23,782 units in January marked a 35.4% drop vs. like-2007. Class 8 took the largest hit, as deliveries slid 48.3% to 9,600 units. All truck makers in the group posted declines, with the Freightliner-brand demand falling 58.6% to 2,436 units. Related document: <i>Ward’s</i> U.S. Truck Sales by Weight Class January 2008 Total medium-duty sales slipped 22.4% to 14,182 units, as once ...

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