Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. improved in May from April, but volume still fell 45.5% below year-ago. Total deliveries reached 14,508 units, down from 27,661 in May 2008, Ward’s data shows. As was the case with April, the decline in medium-duty truck sales was steeper than that for Class 8. Related document: U.S. Truck Sales and Inventory by Weight Class – May 2009 Class 8 lost 36.6% of its May 2008 volume, with 6.955 units delivered vs. 11,400 year-ago. All ...

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