From the category archives: Guidelines - Commercial Truck Market Overview

July Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In this edition, we look at the retail and wholesale market for sleeper tractors, as well as performance of selected medium duty segments. Also, a competitive comparison of 3-5 year-old sleepers is provided.

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June Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In the June edition of Guidelines, we track strength in the retail channel and mild weakness in the wholesale channel. Also, find out how individual 3-5 year-old aerodynamic sleeper tractors are performing in the marketplace...

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Current State of the Natural Gas Market (Video)

In under 3 minutes, ATD/NADA Senior Analyst Chris Visser brings you up to speed on the factors influencing the market for new and used natural gas-powered trucks. Click here to view!

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May Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

Class 8 sales volume has rebounded nicely so far this spring. Retail and wholesale pricing has held up relatively well despite the increased volume, with a few exceptions. In the medium duty universe, conventional segments look incrementally better than last year, while cabovers may be recovering more notably. A special study looks at the factors currently impacting the market for natural gas power.

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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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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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