Medium and heavy truck sales rose 4% in August

Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks rose 4% in August compared to the same time last year, but were down 3% from the previous month's sales.

August sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks were 4% higher compared with sales at the same time last year. However, sales were 3% lower than July of this year. 

Class 8 truck sales were down 7% compared to August 2012 while Class 7 sales were 6% higher than this same time last year.

For the year to date overall truck sales are up 12% compared to 2012.

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