Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks tallied 39,604 units for all of 1999, up 8.2% by volume on entire-1998's 36,605. Class 8 sales rose 6.5% to 30,984, much of that on the strong showing by Freightliner Corp. (including its Sterling brand). It picked up six points in market share, rising to 33.5%, mostly at the expense of Navistar International Transportation Corp. Medium-duty sales totaled 8,620 units for the year, a rise of 14.8% from like-1998's 7,511. Class 5 sales, which jumped ...

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