From the category archives: Guidelines - Commercial Truck Market Overview

March Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

3-5 year-old sleepers continue to represent an increasing proportion of the retail and wholesale markets, thanks to the continued influx of trade-ins resulting from increased new truck deliveries. This trend has resulted in notable depreciation in the wholesale channel, but retail pricing has so far held relatively stable...

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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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January Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

In this month's videoNADA Senior Analyst Chris Visser provides a synopsis of market activity in 2014, and a look at what to expect in 2015. Click here to watch!

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January Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

2014 was marked by increased availability of late-model, lower-mileage trucks driven by a return to 3-5 year trade cycles. Pricing remained extremely strong for these trucks, thanks to heavy demand. Retail and wholesale sales volume declined in the fourth quarter, but pricing remained elevated...

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December Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In this month's edition, we trace a decrease in sales volume combined with stable pricing. Also, the retail and wholesale channels diverged more than usual, with trucks sold wholesale trending older than in recent months. Click here to download the PDF.

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November Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

The volume of Class 8 trucks sold was up in both the retail and wholesale channels in September, with late-model trucks responsible for the increase. Supply of these trucks accelerated in late summer, shaking up the mix of trucks available to the marketplace. Medium Duty segments continue to mildly improve. A special study examines the effect of region on price.

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October Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

Dealers retailed fewer trucks in August than July, but pricing was little changed. Auction and wholesale sales volume was up slightly over July, but pricing through those channels pulled back - albeit with an asterisk...

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July Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available for Download!

2014 began where 2013 left off, with retail and wholesale activity at moderate levels due to the harsh winter. Then March exploded onto the scene with a massive increase in volume of sleeper tractors sold at auction...

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June Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available for Download!

In this month's edition of Commercial Truck Guidelines, a possible market shift is underway as a greatly increased number of 2011 and 2012 model-year trucks cycle through the market. Also, natural gas trucks are facing a challenge in the finance arena. Read the full report here.

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May Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available for Download!

In this month's edition of Commercial Truck Guidelines, auction volume roared back in March along with increased interest in high-mileage trucks, retail volume may be returning to stability while pricing finds a ceiling, and medium duty segments are showing strength...

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