Driven by a 53.4% plunge in high-volume Class 8 sales, Canada’s medium- and heavy-truck deliveries sagged 48.9% in May, according to Ward’s data. Class 8 deliveries totaled 1,059 last month, compared with 2,360 in like-2008. PACCAR Inc.’s Peterbilt line and Daimler AG’s Sterling brand suffered the segment’s sharpest declines. Peterbilt sales plummeted to 47 from 272 in like-2008 for an 82.1% reduction, while Sterling recorded 81 unit-sales, down 64.2% from last year’s May total of 235. ...
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