Canada medium- and heavy-duty truck sales closed out a dismal 2009 last month, with calendar-year deliveries declining 40.7%. Class 4-8 truck sales totaled 23,532 units in full-year 2009, compared with 39,701 in 2008, according to Ward’s data. December witnessed a 35.4% freefall, on a daily sales rate basis, to 2,072 units from 2,972 in 2008. The performance closed a year of double-digit monthly declines, several of which exceeded 40%. Heavy-duty sales sank 31.6% in December to 1,341 ...

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