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News   July 23, 2004   by Auto Service World

U.S. Heavy Trucks Sales Rise Sharply


U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks surged 35.6% in June to their highest level in almost four years, prompting truck makers to further increase their production rates.
Manufacturers sold 17,192 heavy-duty trucks in June, up from 12,683 a year earlier, according to data from Ward’s Communications.
That marked the eighth consecutive monthly increase in sales from the same point a year earlier, and was the largest monthly total since 17,504 in July 2000.
Every trucking nameplate saw Class 8 sales increase in June.


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