Combined medium- and heavy-duty truck sales in the U.S. slipped 31.4% from already anemic year-ago levels in August, Ward’s data indicate, reaching a volume of 14,735. The performance was a bit better than the 39.8% falloff posted in July, but August’s volume was down 8.2% from the previous month. Related document: U.S. Truck Sales and Inventory by Weight Class - August 2009 Class 8 deliveries dropped 30.7% to 7,151 in August, with Daimler AG leading the decline as sales plummeted ...

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