April Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

After a severe winter that kept a lid on retail sales, volume came back up to a healthy level in March. Dealers sold an estimated 6.2 trucks per rooftop this month, which is slightly higher than the long-term average...

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April Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

Preliminary March data shows retail volume moving back to typical levels after a very depressed January and February. Sleeper tractors from model years 2012-2010 continue to dominate the retail and wholesale markets, with depreciation still relatively mild in the retail channel but more pronounced in the wholesale channel. Medium duty segments continue to improve, with conventionals leading cabovers.

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Buyers Returned to Dealership Lots in March

After a weather-ravaged January and February, retail sales per rooftop look to have recovered in March. Our preliminary estimate shows a 6.2 truck average, putting the month slightly above the long-term, post-recovery average of 6.0...

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Medium Duty Cabovers Continue to Gradually Improve

After a notable improvement in early 2014, the Class 3-4 cabover market has plateaued, with little upward or downward movement in the most recent three quarters. Volume is up mildly...

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Medium-Duty Conventionals – a Tale of Two Markets

Unusually low sales activity in the first quarter of 2015 has resulted in somewhat unusual pricing behavior. Late-model trucks - represented by 2011 and newer units – have depreciated moderately heavily, while 2010 and older units have strengthened...

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Wholesale Pricing Moves Downward on Higher Supply

Last week, we looked at retail pricing performance of 3-5 year-old sleepers. The wholesale channel turned in a somewhat different performance in the first 2 months of the year...

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Retail Pricing Holds Steady Despite Increasing Supply

With the first quarter nearly over, 3 year-old sleeper tractors are bringing essentially the same money they brought at this time last year. 4 year-old trucks are running slightly behind, and 5 year-old trucks are doing notably better than last year...

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Industry Awareness of Used Truck Supply Increasing

Commercial Carrier Journal's News Editor James Jaillet recently provided a quick look at recent trucking industry indicators. Referencing a graph from NADA's most recent Guidelines, Mr. Jaillet points to our prediction that increased new truck deliveries will result in a continued increase in trades...

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Retail Buyers Stayed Home for another Month

The average dealership rooftop retailed an average of just 4.3 trucks in February, a downright dismal figure that is the lowest since the earliest stages of the recovery...

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March Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

We’re going to focus on 3 to 5 year-old trucks this month, because that’s where the action is in the used truck market. Trucks in that age range continue to represent an increasing proportion of the market, thanks to the continued influx of trade-ins resulting from increased new truck deliveries...

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