November Used Truck Sales were the Slowest in Almost Five Years

With 100% of our dealer sales collected, November’s retail sales volume came in at 4.5 trucks per rooftop. This result makes November the slowest month since January of 2010 – back in the early stages of the recovery...

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December Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In this month's edition, we trace a decrease in sales volume combined with stable pricing. Also, the retail and wholesale channels diverged more than usual, with trucks sold wholesale trending older than in recent months. Click here to download the PDF.

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What's Driving New Truck Orders?

By now, you’re aware that October and November new Class 8 orders were through the roof – basically the strongest 2-month period in 8 years. Why now? What has changed in the economy to prompt this massive increase?...

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ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide® now Includes Service/Utility Body Option

In response to customer feedback, NADA has added a Service/Utility Body option to the Commercial Truck Guide. Since NADA is the leading third-party provider of benchmark used vehicle values, this enhancement should help to streamline the financing process...

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Wholesale Pricing and Volume were Down Substantially in October, but with an Asterisk

The average wholesale price of a sleeper tractor sold in October pulled well back from September, but we consider this month somewhat anomalous due to a much lower volume of trucks reported sold. A number of our larger reporting dealers missed the deadline this month, which means their data could not be included in our calculations...

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Average Retail Pricing Hits New Record as Supply of Low-Mileage Trucks Increases

The ongoing increase in the supply of lower-mileage sleeper tractors pushed our average to an all-time high In October, coming in at $61,073 - $1,717 (or 2.9%) higher than September, and $7,708 (or 14.4%) than October 2013...

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Construction Market Recovery Stays On Track

Economic conditions impacting the market for construction trucks continue to gradually improve, and pricing for our 6-9 year-old benchmark group is up in 2014 compared to same-period last year...

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Dealers Likely Sold More Trucks in October than September

A number of our larger dealers are late with their reports this month, so as of the 18th we’ve received 80% of our expected dealer sales data. Currently, retail sales per rooftop stand at 6.2...

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November Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

The volume of Class 8 trucks sold was up in both the retail and wholesale channels in September, with late-model trucks responsible for the increase. Supply of these trucks accelerated in late summer, shaking up the mix of trucks available to the marketplace. Medium Duty segments continue to mildly improve. A special study examines the effect of region on price.

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Competitive Comparison of 3-Year-Old Sleepers

In September, the Freightliner Cascadia and Peterbilt 587 took over the top positions in the retail market, with both models returning strong, stable pricing for multiple months...

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