Sales of heavy- and medium-duty trucks in the U.S. totaled 37,601 units in March, up 49.6% from the 25,138 big rigs delivered in like-2003. During the first three of months of 2004, sales are running 40.6% ahead of year-ago results. (See related data: Ward's U.S. New Truck Sales by Weight Class) Heavy-duty (Class 8) deliveries nearly doubled in March – up 90.4% to 16,767 units. The smallest increase among the four major manufacturers was 58.6%, posted by PACCAR Inc. Medium-duty (Class ...

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