October truck sales for Classes 4-8 in Canada plunged 45.0% from like-2008 to 2,220 units, marking the second consecutive month of 40%-plus declines in big-truck demand. Class 8 sales totaled 1,334 last month, compared with 2,335 in September 2008, a 45.5% shortfall vs. like-2008. PACCAR Inc. weathered the storm by posting a slim 1.5% drop, with Volvo Trucks North America netting a next-best 46.5% decline. The largest falloff was in Class 6, which dipped 71.4% to 156 units. International ...

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