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DOMESTIC SALES OF CLASS 8 TRUCKS 1988 148,361 1989 145,100 1990 121,300 1991 98,700 1992 119,100 1993(*) 137,000 * Analyst's prediction Source: American Automobile Manufacturers Association
Boeing may be down, but Washington's other manufacturer of transportation equipment, Paccar Inc., is rebounding on a surge of orders.
After two years of sagging sales and earnings, the Bellevue-based builder of Kenworth and Peterbilt heavy trucks reported last week it earned $65 million on sales of $2.6 billion last year.
Though it lost some market share, Paccar has ridden through the rough spots in better financial shape than competitors. And analysts predict more growth this year and …