U.S. big-truck sales jumped 24.9% in January, reaching 38,346 from like-2018’s 30,704. Heavy-duty trucks started 2019 strong after recording at least 20,000 sales units seven months out of the previous year. Apart from Peterbilt (-1.4%) and Mack Truck (-17.0%), Class 8 trucks posted an increase by every brand in the class. Heavy-duty trucks soared 39.7% to 20,192 units. Freightliner led the way, recording a 76.1% increase. Although Mack experienced negative results, the solid ...

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