From the category archives: Market Analysis and Forecasts

Market Analysis and Forecasts

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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Medium Duty Cabover Market Shows Strength

There has been little monthly depreciation in the cabover market since the beginning of the year. Changes in the monthly pricing averages of our benchmark group have been due mainly to proportional changes in average mileage...

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Medium Duty Conventional Market Subdued in September

In a reversal of last month’s results, the lighter end of the medium duty conventional market performed better than the heavier end in September...

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September Wholesale Results Similar to August

The average sleeper tractor sold wholesale (auction, dealer-to-dealer, and dealer-to-wholesaler combined) in September was 77 months old, had 575,017 miles, and brought $35,599...

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Depreciation Returns to Class 8 Retail Market

September’s retail sales data showed a return to depreciation, marking an end to a summer defined by minimal price movement.

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