Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks rose 2.6% to 43,733 units in the U.S. last month, with Classes 5, 7 and 8 all posting increases. Class 8 deliveries climbed 4.2%, with Freightliner LLC, down 9.1% to 7,870 units, the only truck maker suffering a decline. However, it still led the segment, despite a 15.2% increase to 6,157 units at PACCAR Inc. Related document: Ward's U.S. Truck Sales by Weight Class September 2006 Class 7 sales rose 4.6% to 7,427 units, thanks to a 67.3% jump in ...

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