Double-digit gains in two classes gave way to a 23.5% gain for U.S. medium- and heavy-duty truck sales in September, hitting 42,821 from like-2017’s 36,057. Sales in Class 8 continued to boom for the 16th consecutive month, reaching 23,648, a new September record beating 23,499 deliveries set in 2006. September also was the fourth time this year Class 8 volume topped 20,000 units. Western Star slipped 2.8% to 386 units, the only truck maker to see a decline. International led the way ...

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