Medium- and heavy-duty truck sales hit 45,205 units in May, a 1.6% decline from like-1999 on a daily selling rate basis. An additional sales day in May helped push year-to-date deliveries slightly ahead of year-ago totals (up 0.5%). Sales of Class 8 trucks showed the largest decline, dropping 9.6% in May (21,047 vs. 22,377) and are running 3.2% behind year-to-date deliveries. PACCAR Inc., on the strength of the company's Peterbilt brand, posted a 4.1% sales increase in May, the only ...

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