Declines posted by Classes 4, 5 and 7 were offset by large gains from Class 6 and 8, resulting in a 9.9% increase for U.S. big trucks in June. Sales in Class 8 continued to outpace 2017, last month tacking on another double-digit gain of 18.8%, the 13th month of consecutive year-over-year growth. Segment leader Daimler held a 38.5% stake despite Western Star dropping 6.8%, the only truck maker to see a decline. Freightliner kept the company afloat with a 17.0% boost in sales on 7,672. ...

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