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Market Analysis and Forecasts

April Market Update Video is Available!

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

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First Quarter Medium Duty Wrapup

Class 6 conventionals continued to outperform year-prior results. 4-7 year-old units averaged an estimated $24,000 in the first three months of this year, which is about $900 (or 4%) higher than last year...

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Manual vs. Automated Transmission Values

In recent years, Automated Manual Transmissions (AMT’s) have steadily increased in popularity in the Class 8 highway aerodynamic segment. Currently, the industry-wide installation rate is roughly 20% across the board for non-proprietary transmission/engine combinations...

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First Quarter Class 8 Auction Wrap-Up

Here’s how our benchmark group of the three most common sleeper tractors of model years 2011-2013 sold through the nation’s two largest no-reserve auction companies performed in the first three months of 2016...

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Retail Sleeper Market Correction Continues

Following January’s 8.1% year-over-year decline in pricing, 3-5 year-old aerodynamic sleeper tractors plummeted another 12.9% in February...

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Mid-Month Auction Update

Pricing for our benchmark group of the three most common sleeper tractors selling through the nation’s two largest, no-reserve auction companies looks to be holding steady. We estimate volume will be higher this month than last...

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Medium Duty Cabovers Start Out Year on a High Note

Late-model cabovers are starting the year strong, with our benchmark group of 4-7 year-old Class 3 and 4 cabovers bringing an average of $18,698 in January...

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New Model Year Added to March Commercial Truck Guide

As is the case every March, a new model year has been added to the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide. Online and electronic versions of the Guide now include model years 2016-2000...

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February Market Update Video is Available!

In under three minutes, commercial vehicle senior analyst Chris Visser brings you up to speed on Class 8 supply and pricing through February. Click here to view!

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Competitive Comparison of 3-5 Year-Old Sleeper Tractors

Our group of popular sleeper tractors as a whole brought just over 10% less money in January 2016 than January 2015...

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