The big truck market in Canada ends the first quarter on a down note: combined Class 4-8 sales slip 23.7% in March vs. 2000 levels. The performance left the sector trailing year-ago by 28.7% through the end of the first quarter. Class 8 sales fell 28.7% in March on a daily rate basis (27 days this year and last) on a volume of 1,982 units. Only International Truck & Engine Corp. (Navistar) enjoyed a gain — 13.1% for the month. Freightliner Corp. and PACCAR Inc. saw sales cut nearly ...

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