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Market Analysis and Forecasts

Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

On average, sleeper tractors three to five years of age sold in May performed similarly to April in the retail channel, with less than 1% separating the two months...

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Wholesale Pricing Declined Modestly in May

Average wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) pricing for 3-5 year-old sleeper tractors dipped 3.5% from April to May, with the majority of the decline driven by a group of low-priced 2012 ProStars...

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Retail Sleeper Pricing Recovered Modestly in May

As expected, average retail pricing for 3-5 year-old sleeper tractors ticked up 4% in May, coming in similar to March’s figure. Unlike last month, there were no groups of unusually low-priced models negatively impacting our averages...

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Most Medium Duty Segments Down in May

The Class 3-4 cabover segment was defined by older, higher-mileage trucks for a second month in a row. As a result, wholesale pricing for our benchmark group bucked our prediction of a return to trend...

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Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

Sleeper tractors three to five years of age brought an average of 4.2% less money in April than March. Year-over-year, the first four months of 2016 are running $7,565 (or 10.1%) behind the same period of 2015...

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May Class 8 Auction Wrap-Up

The volume of our benchmark sleeper tractors sold through the nation’s two largest no-reserve auction companies remained subdued in May, with one model responsible for the vast majority of the 15.3% month-over-month increase...

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Fullsize Cargo Van Market Update

To complete our look at the cargo van market, we’ve compiled wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) selling price data for fullsize vans of model year 2015...

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Compact Cargo Van Market Update

To update our competitive comparison of compact cargo vans published late last year, we’ve compiled average wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) pricing, adjusted for mileage, for vans of model year 2015...

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Older Trucks Dominated April’s Wholesale Market

As we mentioned earlier this month, the number of three- to five-year-old sleeper tractors sold at auction fell substantially in April. This development was also evident in the dealer-to-dealer channel...

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May Market Update Video is Available!

In just over three minutes, senior analyst Chris Visser walks you through retail and wholesale sleeper tractor market conditions in the middle of the second quarter. Click here to view the video!

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