Medium Duty Cabover Market Generally Stable

Our benchmark group of 4-7 year-old Class 3-4 cabovers has trended upward since November, following a weak October. Volume greatly increased in December, underscoring this recent strength...

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Medium Duty Conventionals Stable to Downwards

Our benchmark 4-7 year-old Class 4 and 6 conventional groups both trended downward in December. 2015 was more stable than 2014 for this cohort...

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Auction Activity Took a Breather in January

Continuing the one-month-on, one-month-off trend of the last three quarters, there was very little auction activity for our benchmark group of the three highest-volume sleeper tractors last month...

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Class 8 Retail Pricing Holding Steady

The disparity in pricing between the auction and retail channels continues to grow. Higher volume continues to push pricing at auctions lower, but retail customers are still paying respectable money for Class 8 sleeper tractors...

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Retail Market Begins Year on a Subdued Note

The volume of trucks retailed at dealer rooftops dropped severely in December, coming in at 4.2 trucks – 0.9 lower than November, and the lowest result in six years...

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Auction Outlook for February

A quick review of inventory listed for sale in February at the nation’s two large no-reserve auction companies points to mixed volume, depending on model...

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January Guidelines is Available!

In this edition, we complete our review of the commercial truck market in 2015 by focusing on daycabs and construction trucks. To download the report, click here!

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Construction Market in 2015 Ran Mildly Behind 2014

In 2015, the construction market underperformed 2014, with some strength in selected regions and applications...

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Congress Gives Trucking Two Big Gifts to Start 2016

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the 2016 spending package signed in December lifts the ban on exports of domestic crude oil. Also in the bill is an extension and expansion of the Section 179 tax deduction package. Both items are a net positive for the trucking industry...

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Wholesale Pricing Set to End Year on a Down Note

Last week, we examined December’s higher volume and lower pricing at specific no-reserve auctions. We don’t yet have final December data from all auctions and dealer-to-dealer sources, but we do know that 3-5 year-old sleeper tractors lost about 20% of their value from October to November...

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