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Another Subdued Month for Wholesale Depreciation

Average wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) pricing for sleeper tractors three to five years of age dipped 1.9% from May to June, with the majority of the decline driven by a group of low-priced 2014 Volvo VNL64T 670’s...

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July Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

In less than three minutes, senior analyst Chris Visser walks you through the auction and retail Class 8 markets, and provides a review of selected medium duty segments. To view the video, click here!

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Retail Sleeper Pricing Down 4% Month-Over-Month

True to our estimate of 4-5% depreciation per month on average, we can confirm that three to five year-old sleeper tractors brought an average of 4.2% less money in April than March...

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Age and Mileage Calculations Updated

As we do every year, we have updated the mileage tables in the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide to reflect the new model year...

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Overall Wholesale Volume Increased Dramatically in November

Class 8 volume through large no-reserve auction locations decreased substantially in November, but the total universe of medium and heavy trucks sold through all auction companies was unusually high this month...

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Wholesale Volume Extends Lead over 2014

Our preliminary estimate points to a dramatic drop in the number of used trucks retailed per rooftop in June, at 4.9. This figure is 0.9 truck lower than May, and also 0.9 truck lower than June 2014...

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Wholesale Pricing Mixed Going into Summer

Unlike the unexpectedly strong retail channel, the wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) channel performed flat to mildly downward in the first four months of the year. Volume was relaxed compared to the first quarter, which is typical for late spring...

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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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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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Medium Duty Conventional Market Mixed in July

July was a fairly good month for the lighter GVW classes of conventionals, with pricing for our Class 4 benchmark group up mildly month-over-month and substantially year-over-year. Volume took a dip in July, although 2014’s monthly average is very close to 2013’s if a one-month outlier is ignored...

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