Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks continued their downward spiral in August, as combined deliveries fell to 39,221. That's down 13.7% from year-ago's 43,769 on a daily rate basis (27 selling days this year vs. 26 in 1999). Class 8's suffered the biggest drop, down 24.7% from like-1999, as volume hit 16,986. Most manufacturers suffered healthy double-digit drops, with Freightliner Corp. down 27.1%, Mack Trucks Inc. off 28.1% and PACCAR Inc. slipping 20.5%. Through the first eight ...

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