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Market Analysis and Forecasts

Retail Pricing Holds Steady Despite Increasing Supply

With the first quarter nearly over, 3 year-old sleeper tractors are bringing essentially the same money they brought at this time last year. 4 year-old trucks are running slightly behind, and 5 year-old trucks are doing notably better than last year...

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Retail Buyers Stayed Home for another Month

The average dealership rooftop retailed an average of just 4.3 trucks in February, a downright dismal figure that is the lowest since the earliest stages of the recovery...

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March Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

We’re going to focus on 3 to 5 year-old trucks this month, because that’s where the action is in the used truck market. Trucks in that age range continue to represent an increasing proportion of the market, thanks to the continued influx of trade-ins resulting from increased new truck deliveries...

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Competitive Comparison of 5 Year-Old Sleepers

We regularly provide a look at how individual 3 and 4 year-old sleepers are performing, but it’s been a while since we’ve looked at 5 year-old models...

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Will Increased Supply Result in Increased Depreciation?

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...

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January Sales Volume Mixed, Expected to Trend Upward

January’s retail sales per dealership rooftop were down moderately from last month, at 5.1 trucks. This performance was 0.8 truck lower than last month, and 0.2 lower than January 2014...

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3-Year-Old Sleepers Bringing More Money than a Year Ago

January 2015 retail sales data shows that the average selling price of a 3-year-old aerodynamic sleeper tractor this month was $87,476. This figure was higher than January 2014’s average by $2,619 (or 3.1%)....

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Sleepers not Treated as Well in the Wholesale Market

Unlike the retail channel, the January wholesale channel was characterized by an older, higher-mileage mix of trucks selling through auction and dealer-to-dealer channels...

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Sleeper Pricing Unexpectedly Strong in January

The volume of sub-400,000-mile sleeper tractors sold in the retail channel continues to increase, but pricing hasn’t yet suffered. In fact, January’s results show an across-the-board increase in pricing from December that pushed our universal benchmark average to a new all-time record...

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February Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

In this month's video update, Senior Analyst Chris Visser looks at how the retail and wholesale Class 8 markets are shaping up so far in 2015.

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