Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks hit 43,532 units in April, down 4.5% from the 47,429 units sold in like-1999 and the biggest drop in more than two years. The decrease in April pushed year-to-date deliveries just a tick (-0.1%) behind year-ago totals. But it is the first time in more than 24 months that year-to-date sales fell behind the previous year's tally. A significant 13.3% decline in heavy-duty (Class 8) sales accounted for most of April's decrease. Big rig deliveries also ...

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