Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in Canada increased a combined 150.9% in January to 5,650 units, up from year-ago’s 2,440. Heavy-duty (Class 8) sales, alone, surged 41.8% on a daily rate basis to 2,071 units, vs. like-2004’s 1,582. Medium-duty deliveries jumped 351.9% to 3,579, from year-ago’s 858. (See related data: Ward’s Canada New Truck Sales by Weight Class) Class 4 boosted the results with a 2,033.6% increase (2,777 vs. 141), thanks to Ford Motor Co. sales of 2,754 trucks. ...

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