Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. increased 11.1% in March to 43,398 units vs. year-ago’s 37,601. Heavy-duty (Class 8) sales hit 20,518, up 17.8% from the 16,767 rigs delivered year-ago. (See related data: Ward's U.S. New Truck Sales by Weight Class) Medium-duty (Class 4-7) results also were on the rise in March. Deliveries climbed 5.8% to 22,880 units. Class 7 sales surged 37.1% on large increases at International Truck and Engine Corp. and Freightliner Corp. The ...

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