Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks fell 21.4% in October vs. like-2007. It was a heftier drop than seen in recent months, when the market appeared to be stabilizing. Class 8 continued to fare best, with deliveries off only 1.2% from year-ago, as a 23.3% increase for International Truck and Engine Corp. and 19.2% jump at Daimler AG’s Freightliner brand helped offset declines by all other manufacturers. Daimler’s Western Star brand saw the biggest falloff in Class 8 sales, down 51.5%. ...

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