6/13/2012 12:30:00 PM
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Heavy-duty U.S. truck sales climbed 36% in May to 18,012 from the same month of last year, continuing a stretch of 29 consecutive gains.
Information from WardsAuto.com, which reported the latest sales on Wednesday, showed increases for all seven nameplates, compared with Class 8 sales that totaled 13,290 last May.
Daimler Trucks North Americaâ€™s Freightliner brand topped the list with 5,529 sold. Paccar Inc.â€™s Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 8 tractor sales totaled 5,290, about equally divided between the brands.
Navistar sales totaled 3,337. Volvo Trucks North America reached a total of 3,642 that included 1,524 Mack models.
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