It’s not getting any easier for big truck manufacturers. U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks slid a combined 23.4% on a daily rate basis in September, as volume fell to 23,428 units from 31,859 a year ago. Class 8 was the hardest hit, as deliveries plunged to 9,667 units, 26.9% below like-2000’s 13,768. Every Class 8 manufacturer suffered steep double-digit drops during the month, the largest being the 39.2% falloff at PACCAR Inc. that included a 40.7% dip in popularity of its ...

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