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Recently, manufacturers have been promoting the fuel economy benefits of the 6x2 drive solution. As you probably know, a 6x2 tandem has only one axle driven (as opposed to both in a 6x4), with a “dead” or non-driven 2nd axle...
Through July, the number of sales reported from auction and dealer sources in 2015 is 25,574. This figure is 1,586 (or 6.6%) higher than the same period of 2014...
Following June’s drastic drop in retail sales per dealership, July rebounded a bit to come in at 5.0. This figure is 0.5 truck higher than June, but a whopping 1.5 trucks lower than a strong July 2014.
In this edition, we look at how the steep decline in retail sales volume has affected pricing. We also examine the wholesale channel and medium duty segments.
As reported in trucking media, Class 8 orders increased somewhat unexpectedly in July, coming in 21.9% higher than June at 23,920...
The market for medium duty conventionals has been more stable through the first 6 months of 2015 compared to same-period 2014. Class 4 conventionals have generally fared better than Class 6’s...
After a strong start to the year, pricing reversed course in May, posting a major month-over-month decrease. June recovered moderately, but not enough to bring average pricing back to 1st quarter levels.
In June, average retail selling prices for 3-5 year-old Freightliner Cascadias ticked up just enough to allow that model to eke out a $135 lead over the Volvo VNL 730/780. A few other models saw larger than typical movement, due mainly to the low volume of sales this month...
On a mileage-adjusted basis, the used truck market overall saw little change in pricing from May. Combined with this month’s increased sales volume, we characterize June’s wholesale market as healthy.