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Tractor the factor as heavy-duty truck market braces for fall

If we can infer anything from January’s “surprising” heavy-duty truck sales tally, it would be that the year will end up being anything but like it.

Whenever Chinese New Year falls in February, January sales usually start out with a bang. That is a given for the heavy-duty truck market, and the overall automobile market, for that matter. So it wasn’t surprising to see January sales reaching an all-time high, buoyed by seasonal factors as explained in January heavy-duty truck sales up 18 percent to 98,000 units, but tractor orders slide.

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