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Market Analysis and Forecasts

Retail Pricing for Newer Trucks Stabilizes

Sleeper tractors retailed in July averaged mildly lower mileage than in recent months, pushing the month’s average pricing to the highest level since February. However, performance of 3 – 5 year-old trucks tells a more accurate story.

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Retail Pricing for Newer Trucks Stabilizes

Sleeper tractors retailed in July averaged mildly lower mileage than in recent months, pushing the month’s average pricing to the highest level since February. Performance of 3-5 year-old trucks tells a more accurate story, though...

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Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

In less than two minutes, Senior Analyst Chris Visser brings you up to speed on the commercial truck market's performance in the first half of the year. Click here to view!

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Where does the Market Stand on 6x2’s?

Recently, manufacturers have been promoting the fuel economy benefits of the 6x2 drive solution. As you probably know, a 6x2 tandem has only one axle driven (as opposed to both in a 6x4), with a “dead” or non-driven 2nd axle...

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Wholesale Volume Extends Lead Over 2014

Through July, the number of sales reported from auction and dealer sources in 2015 is 25,574. This figure is 1,586 (or 6.6%) higher than the same period of 2014...

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Retail Sales Volume Recovered Moderately in July

Following June’s drastic drop in retail sales per dealership, July rebounded a bit to come in at 5.0. This figure is 0.5 truck higher than June, but a whopping 1.5 trucks lower than a strong July 2014.

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July Class 8 Orders Surprise on the Upside

As reported in trucking media, Class 8 orders increased somewhat unexpectedly in July, coming in 21.9% higher than June at 23,920...

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Medium Duty Conventionals Steady to Upward through June

The market for medium duty conventionals has been more stable through the first 6 months of 2015 compared to same-period 2014. Class 4 conventionals have generally fared better than Class 6’s...

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Medium Duty Cabover Market Subdued for a Second Month

After a strong start to the year, pricing reversed course in May, posting a major month-over-month decrease. June recovered moderately, but not enough to bring average pricing back to 1st quarter levels.

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Freightliner Cascadia Assumes Lead in 3-5 Year-Old Sleeper Segment

In June, average retail selling prices for 3-5 year-old Freightliner Cascadias ticked up just enough to allow that model to eke out a $135 lead over the Volvo VNL 730/780. A few other models saw larger than typical movement, due mainly to the low volume of sales this month...

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