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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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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Medium Duty Conventionals Continue to Gradually Recover

Volume came back in most segments in March, providing more insight on market performance. Rental fleets and other users of medium duty trucks did not accelerate their purchases of new trucks in the past year to any great extent, so the increased volume is mainly seasonal and not due to increased trade activity...

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Rush Bets on Natural Gas

As reported today in trucking media, Rush Enterprises announced a subsidiary called Momentum Fuel Technologies, which will manufacture and install Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) power solutions for Class 6 to 8 trucks...

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Two Major Additions to NADA Commercial Truck Values

The May edition of the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide® is now available. In response to customer feedback, this edition contains values for the Caterpillar CT660 construction truck, as well as a “Fresh Engine Overhaul” option...

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Competitive Comparison of Late-Model Sleeper Tractors

In the first quarter of this year, the retail market for 3-5 year-old aerodynamic sleepers was down $1,300 (or 1.7%) on average compared to the same period last year. However, the decrease was driven almost entirely by one model...

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Wholesale Volume and Pricing Trends Shaping Up as Predicted

As in the retail channel, the number of trucks sold wholesale in March increased greatly following the severe winter. Also similarly to the retail channel, 3-5 year-old Class 8 sleeper tractors continue to dominate the market...

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