U.S. medium- and heavy-duty truck sales rose 17.5% in April, reaching 46,104 from like-2018’s 37,680. Excluding Western Star (+6.9%) and Volvo (+8.6%), Class 8 trucks posted double-digit increases in every brand within the class. The segment jumped 21.9% to 24,024 deliveries. Volume leader Freightliner (+23.1%) and Western Star posted strong sales growth to put Daimler 22.0% ahead of year-ago sales. Although International shrank 0.2 percentage points in market share, the truck maker ...

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