3-Year-Old Sleepers Bringing More Money than a Year Ago

January 2015 retail sales data shows that the average selling price of a 3-year-old aerodynamic sleeper tractor this month was $87,476. This figure was higher than January 2014’s average by $2,619 (or 3.1%)....

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Sleepers not Treated as Well in the Wholesale Market

Unlike the retail channel, the January wholesale channel was characterized by an older, higher-mileage mix of trucks selling through auction and dealer-to-dealer channels...

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Sleeper Pricing Unexpectedly Strong in January

The volume of sub-400,000-mile sleeper tractors sold in the retail channel continues to increase, but pricing hasn’t yet suffered. In fact, January’s results show an across-the-board increase in pricing from December that pushed our universal benchmark average to a new all-time record...

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February Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

In this month's video update, Senior Analyst Chris Visser looks at how the retail and wholesale Class 8 markets are shaping up so far in 2015.

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February Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

Sleeper tractors with less than 500,000 miles are depreciating at a mildly accelerated rate, due most likely to the increased supply of trades. The Peterbilt 587 and Freightliner Cascadia led the 3-year-old market in 2014, outperforming the industry average. A recovery appears to be underway for most segments of the medium duty market. Retail sales volume is stable, with little change from 2013-2014. Wholesale volume was up incrementally in that period. Expect stable to mildly downward pricing in upcoming months as the supply of trades accelerates.

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Medium Duty Cabover Outlook Improving

Like the conventional segment, cabovers ended 2014 relatively strongly, with pricing for our 4-7 year-old benchmark group stable month-over-month, and volume up substantially...

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Class 6 Conventional Market Looking Increasingly Healthy

Class 6 conventionals closed out 2014 on a high note, with the average wholesale price of a 4-7 year-old unit coming in at $20,206. This figure is $2,936 (or 16.9%) higher than November, and $2,435 (or 13.6%) higher than December, 2013...

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Wholesale Sleeper Pricing Down in December

As with the retail channel, we’ve already provided a 2014 wrap-up, but final December results are now in, and we can confirm that wholesale pricing also closed out 2014 on a mild down note...

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December Dip for Class 8 Retail Pricing

We’ve already provided a 2014 wrap-up, but final December results are now in, and we can confirm that 2014 closed out on a mild down note...

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Retail Volume Came Back in December

With all of our expected December sales data collected, December’s results turned around November’s drop, coming in at 5.9 trucks sold per rooftop. This result is 1.4 trucks higher than November, and 0.4 truck lower than last December...

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