Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks climbed 9.7% last year in the U.S., closing out 2006 with a record 544,581 deliveries, Ward’s data shows. The previous record of 521,190 units was set in 1999. Related document: Ward's U.S. Truck Sales by Weight Class December 2006 This year’s stricter emissions regulations helped push December sales. Combined, medium- and heavy-duty trucks registered a 13.6% surge in the final month, tallying 50,324 units and all gained in the year. Class 8’s ...

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