U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks fell 16.3% in May, marking the fifth straight monthly decline vs. year prior. Five months into 2003, deliveries of Class 4-8 trucks are lagging year-ago’s pace by 6.5%. (See related data: Ward's U.S. New Truck Sales by Weight Class) Heavy-duty (Class 8) sales totaled 12,551 in May, down 13.1% from the 13,906 big rigs delivered year-ago. AB Volvo, Freightliner Corp.’s Western Star and PACCAR Inc.’s Peterbilt are the only nameplates to increase ...

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