U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks rose 12.0% in July compared with year-ago, as deliveries hit 40,275 units, WardsAuto data shows. Class 8 accounted for the bulk of big-truck gains, with nearly all brands enjoying double-digit increases. Sales jumped 24.4% to 23,383 units, compared with 18,793 year-ago. Daimler’s Western Star led all brands, posting a 60.6% gain while segment leader Freightliner was up 41.3%, raising its stake to 39.0% from 34.3% in prior-year. ...

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