Big truck sales closed out 1998 in an appropriate way: setting another retail high for the year. The 39,506 medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in December tops the year's previous high set in October (39,022) and represents a 12.3% improvement on a daily selling rate basis over the 35,165 units moved in like-1997. Sales of Class 4-8 trucks totaled 424,251 units for 1998, up 12.8% from the 376,139 rigs sold in 1997. In December, Class 8 deliveries topped their previous monthly high of ...

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