Most automakers enjoyed brisk sales in February, and the same can be said for the medium- and heavy-duty truck producers. Sales of Class 4-8 trucks hit 39,656 units for the month, an increase of 37.0% on a daily selling rate basis from like-1998's 28,953. That's the 11th straight month sales have topped 30,000 units. Deliveries of heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks rose 16.0% in February to 18,384 from year-ago's 14,489. Freightliner Corp. continues to widen its lead, possibly at the expense of ...

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