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Market Analysis and Forecasts

December Dip for Class 8 Retail Pricing

We’ve already provided a 2014 wrap-up, but final December results are now in, and we can confirm that 2014 closed out on a mild down note...

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Retail Volume Came Back in December

With all of our expected December sales data collected, December’s results turned around November’s drop, coming in at 5.9 trucks sold per rooftop. This result is 1.4 trucks higher than November, and 0.4 truck lower than last December...

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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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Whatever Happened to Owner-Operator Trucks?

We don’t see much press about the extended-hood segment these days. New aerodynamic models are regularly introduced to great fanfare, but it is rare to see a new traditionally-styled model enter the market...

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Kenworth Performs Best in Three-Year Retention

The chart below lists December 2014 NADA Wholesale values for model-year 2012 trucks compared to original manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)...

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Competitive Comparison: 3-Year-Old Sleeper Tractors

As a group, 3-year-old aerodynamic sleepers dipped in value this month, driven mainly by higher volumes of the International ProStar and a mild decrease from the market-leading Freightliner Cascadia and Peterbilt 587. However, strength in other models leaves our assessment of marketplace stability intact...

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Retail Pricing Closes out 2014 Strong

The latest month for which NADA has a complete set of data – November – shows average retail pricing off the all-time record set last month by just over 2%. Average mileage dipped again, a direct effect of the ever-improving availability of sub-500,000 mile iron...

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Wholesale Market Returns to Trend

Following a somewhat bizarre October which saw big changes in volume and the mileage and age of trucks sold, November’s wholesale figures returned to trend...

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November Used Truck Sales were the Slowest in Almost Five Years

With 100% of our dealer sales collected, November’s retail sales volume came in at 4.5 trucks per rooftop. This result makes November the slowest month since January of 2010 – back in the early stages of the recovery...

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What's Driving New Truck Orders?

By now, you’re aware that October and November new Class 8 orders were through the roof – basically the strongest 2-month period in 8 years. Why now? What has changed in the economy to prompt this massive increase?...

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