Heavy Truck Sales Climb, But Orders Slow


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Class 8 truck sales continued their steady climb in April, when U.S. truck fleets bought 38.9 percent more trucks than the same month a year earlier, according to Transport Topics, which analyzes the monthly data from WardsAuto.com. Despite a 44.5 percent surge in sales for the first four months of the year, however, truckmakers said they remain cautiously optimistic amid declining truck orders.


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