From the category archives: Market Analysis and Forecasts

Market Analysis and Forecasts

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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Stable to Upward Pricing in Medium Duty Segments

In the middle of the second quarter, most segments of the medium duty market are showing stable to higher pricing along with higher volume. We see most segments as trending in a net-positive direction...

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Retail Sleeper Pricing Moderates Going into the Second Quarter

Following a steep 12.9% month-over-month decline in pricing from January to February, the average retail selling price of a 3-5 year old aerodynamic sleeper tractor decreased a minimal 2.3% in March...

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April Class 8 Auction Wrap-Up

In April, our benchmark group of the three highest-volume sleeper tractors of model years 2011-2013 saw a substantial drop in volume. Pricing was mixed...

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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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