Although some big truck segments showed signs of recovery, the industry's downturn continued in January as sales declined 22.1% (27,954 vs. 34,500) on a daily rate basis to start off 2001. It was the seventh consecutive month and the 10th in the last 13 months that big truck sales have failed to match or exceed previous year totals. Most of the time the drop has been substantial. January's decrease marked the fourth month out of the last five that deliveries have slipped by more than 20% ...

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