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Market Analysis and Forecasts

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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Wholesale Pricing and Volume were Down Substantially in October, but with an Asterisk

The average wholesale price of a sleeper tractor sold in October pulled well back from September, but we consider this month somewhat anomalous due to a much lower volume of trucks reported sold. A number of our larger reporting dealers missed the deadline this month, which means their data could not be included in our calculations...

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Average Retail Pricing Hits New Record as Supply of Low-Mileage Trucks Increases

The ongoing increase in the supply of lower-mileage sleeper tractors pushed our average to an all-time high In October, coming in at $61,073 - $1,717 (or 2.9%) higher than September, and $7,708 (or 14.4%) than October 2013...

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Construction Market Recovery Stays On Track

Economic conditions impacting the market for construction trucks continue to gradually improve, and pricing for our 6-9 year-old benchmark group is up in 2014 compared to same-period last year...

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Dealers Likely Sold More Trucks in October than September

A number of our larger dealers are late with their reports this month, so as of the 18th we’ve received 80% of our expected dealer sales data. Currently, retail sales per rooftop stand at 6.2...

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Competitive Comparison of 3-Year-Old Sleepers

In September, the Freightliner Cascadia and Peterbilt 587 took over the top positions in the retail market, with both models returning strong, stable pricing for multiple months...

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Medium Duty Conventionals Continue to Eke Out a Recovery

Wholesale pricing is up year-over-year for our benchmark 4-7 year-old Class 4 and 6 conventionals. Class 4’s are looking stronger than Class 6’s due to healthier sales volume, but both segments have improved over 2013...

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Wholesale Average Hits New Record as Newer Trucks Cycle through Market

As in the retail channel, increased numbers of newer trade packages are impacting the resale marketplace. Unlike the retail channel, September’s wholesale average was positively impacted by this development...

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