The 36,637 medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in July represent a 10.4% drop from like-1999 and the largest monthly decrease in more than two years. It's also the fourth monthly decline of 2000 and the second lowest sales total for any month this year. Year-to-date sales, however, are running only 1.3% (297,637 vs. 301,646) behind like-1999 figures. Class 8 continued to slip the most. In July, deliveries fell 17.0% to 17,504 from year-ago's 21,933. The only increases came in single ...

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