DETROIT -- Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks totaled 30,794 units in October, a 12.0% decrease on a daily rate basis from the 33,710 big rigs sold during like-2000 as the industry remains mired in a serious downturn that is over a year old. See related data Eleven months into 2001, deliveries of Class 4-8 trucks are running 25.1% behind year-ago totals (301,250 vs. 402,427). In October, heavy-duty sales hit 11,797, down 21.3% vs. 14,440 Class 8 trucks sold in like-2000. ...

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