Used sales stay level for Rush

Compared to the first quarter of 2006, used truck sales are holding steady for Rush Enterprises Inc., which calls itself the largest network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America.

Compared to the first quarter of 2006, used truck sales are holding steady for Rush Enterprises Inc., which calls itself the largest network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America.

The publicly traded company says it delivered 1,077 used trucks in the first quarter of this year, as well as 2,030 new heavy-duty trucks and 1,439 new medium-duty trucks. By comparison, it delivered 1,058 used trucks, 2,299 new heavy-duties and 891 new medium duties in Q1 '06.

Overall, Rush saw Q1 earnings climb 11% over 2006 on a revenue increase 6.7%. In addition to trucks and truck accessories, the company operates a construction equipment dealership in Houston.

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