Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, at 6,033 year-to-date, are on track to prove pessimistic pundits wrong again. Strong February sales of 3,296 units contributed to a 17.5% increase, by volume, on total sales for the first two months of 2000. Leading the charge in Class 8 sales is PACCAR Inc. (Kenworth and Peterbilt) with sales running 68.6% ahead of like-1999, belying forecasts of a drop of as much as 10% in 2000 in the pace-setting U.S. market. Strong Canadian sales could signal ...

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