U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks ended 2005 up 15.0% at 496,575 units. Sales were lifted by a modest December, which posted a 1.1% gain, despite declines in Classes 4, 6 and 7. (See related data: Ward's U.S. Light Vehicle Sales by Brand and Group, December 2005) Class 8 sales rose 6.6% in December and 24.4% in entire 2005. Freightliner LLC's Western Star brand enjoyed the most growth in the heavy-duty sector last year, with sales climbing 32.4%. Close behind was Volvo Truck ...

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