Combined sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in Canada dropped 0.3% in May to 5,099 units, despite a sharp gain in Class 8 deliveries. To date, medium- and heavy-duty truck sales remain up 5.3% on year-ago in 2006. Class 8 sales jumped 15.6% in May, with Paccar Inc.’s Peterbilt brand posting an impressive 52.2% gain. Volvo Trucks North America Inc. saw Canadian Class 8 truck sales slip 13.0% in May. In Class 7, sales slid 16.0%, largely due to drops at Freightliner LLC’s ...

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