Sept. 24 – Sales of heavyduty trucks in August were up 28.5% from a year earlier, reports the Journal of Commerce. Figures from the American Automobile Manufacturers Assn. show sales of 17,385 Class 8 trucks for the month, adding up to 133,464 so far this year – 18.3% more than the same time last year.
Sales this year are likely to hit 200,000 trucks, close to the record of 201,303 set in 1995.