January’s Retail Numbers were Strong

Class 8 selling prices in January were solid, continuing December’s uplift. Trucks of most age cohorts were up firmly compared to the same period of last year...

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No Surprises in January’s Sales Volume

January is typically a wild card in terms of retail sales per rooftop, with buyers starting to look for new equipment but weather potentially impacting activity. 

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January's New Truck Orders were through the Roof

FTR reports Class 8 orders hit 47,200 in January, making that month the strongest since the 2006 pre-buy...

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Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

Our calendar-year 2017 database is complete. This robust set of transactions enables us to make observations on how individual makes and models performed, broken out by drivetrain spec. 

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Class 8 Pricing Solidifies

As expected, our somewhat belated December figures came in notably higher then November’s, suggesting the late-year dip was not the start of a trend...

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Medium Duty Market Flat to Upward at Year-End

Starting with Class 3-4 cabovers, November’s average pricing moved back upwards for another month...

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Retail Pricing Stumbled in November

We predicted the year would close out on a generally solid note, which most dealers would say was more or less the case. Counteracting this sentiment was November’s (belated) retail sales data, which depicted a moderately off month...

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Long-Term Retail Price Forecast

We are now providing residual value consulting to clients, and as a by-product of this capability, we will provide general updates on our long-term forecasts to the public...

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Class 8 Retail Sales Volume Dipped in November

We’re showing a fairly substantial 0.7 truck dip in retail sales per dealership rooftop from October to November. We’re not particularly concerned about this drop...

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Depreciation Remains Nonexistent in November Auction Market

Volume of the most common sleeper tractors auctioned in November increased after a slow October. Pricing was very similar month-over-month, with the newest units showing some volatility based on low volume.

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