April sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. increased 26.8% to 36,256 units from the 28,585 big rigs delivered year-ago. Class 8 sales increased 33.3% to 16,416 units from 12,315. Freightliner Corp. was the only major manufacturer to record a decline with sales down 9.4%. AB Volvo’s 79.2% increase was the segment’s largest. (See related data: Ward's U.S. New Truck Sales by Weight Class) Medium-duty (Class 4-7) sales rose 21.9% to 19,840 units. Three of four classes posted ...
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