Sales of heavy- and medium-duty trucks in the U.S. climbed 11.5% in October to 41,008 units vs. the 38,266 deliveries recorded during like-2004. Three of the five segments posted increases. (See related data: Ward’s U.S. Truck Sales by Weight Class) Class 8 deliveries rose 18.8% to 22,335 units. The four major manufacturers all recorded increases, led by Volvo Trucks North America Inc.’s 33.4% upsurge. Freightliner Corp. easily was the segment leader with deliveries of 8,465 trucks, a ...

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