Chris Visser's Articles

October Auction Wrapup

The fourth quarter started out moderately weak in the auction lanes, with both pricing and volume dropping month-over-month...

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Medium Duty Cabover Market Shows Strength

There has been little monthly depreciation in the cabover market since the beginning of the year. Changes in the monthly pricing averages of our benchmark group have been due mainly to proportional changes in average mileage...

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Medium Duty Conventional Market Subdued in September

In a reversal of last month’s results, the lighter end of the medium duty conventional market performed better than the heavier end in September...

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September Wholesale Results Similar to August

The average sleeper tractor sold wholesale (auction, dealer-to-dealer, and dealer-to-wholesaler combined) in September was 77 months old, had 575,017 miles, and brought $35,599...

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Depreciation Returns to Class 8 Retail Market

September’s retail sales data showed a return to depreciation, marking an end to a summer defined by minimal price movement.

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October Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

The October edition of Guidelines tracks a market-wide increase in Class 8 sales volume. We also compare values of individual makes and models and provide a medium duty market update. Click here to download the report!

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Retail Sales Volume Surprises for a Second Month

With more than half of our expected September used truck retail sales data collected, the volume of trucks sold per rooftop is running well ahead of expectations...

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September Auction Wrapup

The summer lull in auction volume ended in September, with the number of sleeper tractors sold increasing to a level last seen in early spring. Pricing was not notably impacted...

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Unusual Month for Medium Duty Conventionals

The heavier end of the medium duty market performed unexpectedly well in August, with 4-7 year-old Class 6 trucks bringing substantially more money than earlier months...

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Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

August’s retail data illustrated competitive pricing performance similar to the past few months. Most models held steady or moved mildly upwards in price...

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