U.S. medium- and heavy-duty truck sales totaled 31,736 units in May, down 10.2% from the 35,350 big rigs delivered year-ago. Monthly sales declines had been getting progressively smaller each month in 2002 vs. previous month figures. But May’s 10.2% dip ends that streak; April sales were down 6.2% compared to like-2001. On a positive note, deliveries of heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks in May increased 1.3% to 13,906 from year-ago’s 13,728. That’s the first time Class 8 sales have increased ...

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