DETROIT – Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks totaled 30,007 units in April, down 6.2% on a daily rate basis from the 30,707 big rigs delivered during like-2001. Prior to April, the smallest monthly decline this year was 19.7% in March – and for the fourth consecutive month, the drop was smaller than the previous month’s. Through April sales of Class 4-8 trucks are running 18.0% behind year-ago (99,761 vs. 121,648), with the largest shortfalls coming in Class 7 and 8. (view related ...

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