Wholesale Pricing Moderately Down Going into the Third Quarter

As in the retail channel, wholesale pricing for sleeper tractors in May dipped from April, and is running moderately lower year-over-year....

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Retail Pricing Pulled Back Moderately in May

Following April’s bump, May’s retail results for 3-5 year-old sleeper tractors headed back down on average. Month-over-month, May’s pricing was off by $4,759 (or 6.6%)...

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June Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In the June edition of Guidelines, we track strength in the retail channel and mild weakness in the wholesale channel. Also, find out how individual 3-5 year-old aerodynamic sleeper tractors are performing in the marketplace...

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Economy Looks Stronger in Q2

Without diving too deep into the figures (the primary sources are readily available), it looks like those of us who attributed much of the first quarter’s economic weakness to weather (first the severe winter in the Northeast and Midwest, then to a lesser degree the flooding in the Southwest) were on track...

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Competitive Comparison of 3-5 Year-Old Sleepers

3-5 year –old trucks continue to dominate the retail landscape, making up 57% of our total retail database so far in 2015 (compared to 45% for same-period 2014). Volatility by model in the 1st quarter has given way to a bit more stability as volume steadily increases...

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Wholesale Pricing Mixed Going into Summer

Unlike the unexpectedly strong retail channel, the wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) channel performed flat to mildly downward in the first four months of the year. Volume was relaxed compared to the first quarter, which is typical for late spring...

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Strong Start to Second Quarter Retail Pricing

The 2nd quarter has started off stronger than expected, with retail selling prices for Class 8 sleeper tractors up nearly across-the-board. Year-over-year comparisons are mixed, but April’s results can only be characterized as strong...

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Current State of the Natural Gas Market (Video)

In under 3 minutes, ATD/NADA Senior Analyst Chris Visser brings you up to speed on the factors influencing the market for new and used natural gas-powered trucks. Click here to view!

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May Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

Class 8 sales volume has rebounded nicely so far this spring. Retail and wholesale pricing has held up relatively well despite the increased volume, with a few exceptions. In the medium duty universe, conventional segments look incrementally better than last year, while cabovers may be recovering more notably. A special study looks at the factors currently impacting the market for natural gas power.

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Is the Medium Duty Cabover Recovery Accelerating?

The Class 3-4 cabover market reawakened in the first quarter, with volume and pricing both up notably.

In March, the average 4-7 year-old cabover sold wholesale for $17,326 and had 113,560 miles. Pricing was up by $473 (or 2.8%) month-over-month...

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