The 44,280 medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in September represent a 21.4% improvement over like-1998 figures, continuing a nearly two-year long trend of monthly increases vs. year-ago results. September's robust total — on a pure volume basis the second lowest result since February — equals a 570,000-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate, a high for 1999. Year-to-date Class 4-8 deliveries are running 25.7% ahead of like-1998 (390,039 vs. 310,382). The heavy-duty sector (Class 8) ...

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