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Market Analysis and Forecasts

Medium Duty Cabover Market Relatively Healthy as 2017 Begins

Starting with Class 3-4 cabovers, average pricing in 2016 was very similar to 2015, but the path to that average was quite different. 2015 was more volatile, with lower volume...

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Retail Conditions Remain Lukewarm Entering 2017

Our retail data for the most recent month available (November) shows average sleeper pricing in 2016 12.3% lower than 2015 – a fairly positive result given the much more substantial depreciation in the auction market over the same period...

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Auction Volume Mixed, Pricing Stable to Close Out 2016

Auction volume of our benchmark group of sleeper tractors was similar overall to November, with a large volume of 2011 Cascadias sold through one auction company balanced out by lower volume of other models...

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Retail Sales Volume Lagged in November

Most dealers reported lackluster retail activity in November, although there were enough exceptions to keep our sales-per-rooftop average from dropping too dramatically...

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Lighter GVW Conventionals Perform Better than Heavier for a Second Month

The lighter end of the medium duty conventional market performed better than the heavier end for the second month in a row. Our benchmark group of 4-7 year old Class 4 conventionals brought less money than in September...

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Auction Volume Up, Pricing Down in November

Auction volume of our benchmark group of sleeper tractors was up moderately in November, following a lull in October. The increase was driven primarily by a high volume of 2011 Cascadias...

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Depreciation Notable in October’s Wholesale Market

The average sleeper tractor sold wholesale (auction, dealer-to-dealer, and dealer-to-wholesaler combined) in October was 80 months old, had 563,349 miles, and brought $30,863...

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Retail Depreciation Mild in October

Following a return to notable depreciation in September, October’s data shows a mild decline month-over-month...

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Retail Sales Volume Stable Entering Q4

October’s retail sales per rooftop averaged 5.0 trucks, which is right at our rule of thumb for “moderately healthy” in the current environment...

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October Auction Wrapup

The fourth quarter started out moderately weak in the auction lanes, with both pricing and volume dropping month-over-month...

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