U.S. truck makers continue to curtail production of medium- and heavy-duty models as the year reaches its first half, following record output in 2006 to beat tougher emissions standards. Production declined 32.4% in the year’s first five months, while sales slid 22.0%, according to Ward’s data. Deliveries in May plunged 37.8%, as Class 8 suffered a whopping 53.5% decline in demand. Total big-truck volume reached 31,540 units, down from 48,774 year-ago. Related document: Ward’s U.S. Truck ...

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