U.S. big-truck sales jumped 12.5% in March, reaching 43,939 from like-2018’s 40,519. Class 8 came out 22.2% ahead in March on 22,834 deliveries. Apart from Western Star, double-digit gains were seen by every truck maker, starting with a 15.5% increase by volume leader Freightliner. Sister brand Western Star dipped 3.2%. Although up 18.5%, PACCAR lost a percentage point in market share. International (+68.2%) saw a 4.2 percentage point climb in market share. The strong performances by ...

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