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Market Analysis and Forecasts

Class 8 Retail Sales Volume Dipped in November

We’re showing a fairly substantial 0.7 truck dip in retail sales per dealership rooftop from October to November. We’re not particularly concerned about this drop...

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Depreciation Remains Nonexistent in November Auction Market

Volume of the most common sleeper tractors auctioned in November increased after a slow October. Pricing was very similar month-over-month, with the newest units showing some volatility based on low volume.

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Retail Market Steady Heading into December

October was another positive month for the retail channel, with volume up incrementally over a relatively strong September, and pricing essentially unchanged.

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Another Strong Month for Retail Sales Volume

Our reporting dealers had an unexpectedly strong month in September, and it looks like October was at least as active...

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Class 8 Retail Depreciation Remains Minimal

September was a relatively strong month for the retail Class 8 market, with volume up notably and pricing on par with August...

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Retail Sales Jumped Up in September

Class 8 sales per dealership rooftop increased dramatically month-over-month, with September’s average coming in at 6.0 trucks...

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Auctions Minimally Impacted by Hurricanes

It looks like hurricane impact to auction activity was mainly limited to the Houston area, with one major truck auction house postponing their late-August auction by a week...

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Class 8 Retail Pricing Dipped Moderately in August

Hurricane Harvey obviously impacted demand in the Eastern Texas and Louisiana markets late in the month, but the cessation of sales in the final week simply removed that region from our nationwide averages...

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Impact of Hurricanes on Used Truck Market

In a two-week period, hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked catastrophic damage to large swaths of Texas and Florida (as well as other regions outside the continental US). As the Southwest and Southeast begin the process of assessing damage and rebuilding, it is likely that hundreds if not thousands of Class 8 trucks, and many more medium and light duty commercial vehicles, were totaled...

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Volume Up, Pricing Stable at August Auctions

Volume of the most common sleeper tractors auctioned this month was up moderately from July, mainly due to one model. Pricing was largely flat, with model-year 2011-2013 trucks losing 1.1% of their value on average month-over-month...

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