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Market Analysis and Forecasts

Retail Pricing Stumbled in November

We predicted the year would close out on a generally solid note, which most dealers would say was more or less the case. Counteracting this sentiment was November’s (belated) retail sales data, which depicted a moderately off month...

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Long-Term Retail Price Forecast

We are now providing residual value consulting to clients, and as a by-product of this capability, we will provide general updates on our long-term forecasts to the public...

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Class 8 Retail Sales Volume Dipped in November

We’re showing a fairly substantial 0.7 truck dip in retail sales per dealership rooftop from October to November. We’re not particularly concerned about this drop...

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Depreciation Remains Nonexistent in November Auction Market

Volume of the most common sleeper tractors auctioned in November increased after a slow October. Pricing was very similar month-over-month, with the newest units showing some volatility based on low volume.

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Retail Market Steady Heading into December

October was another positive month for the retail channel, with volume up incrementally over a relatively strong September, and pricing essentially unchanged.

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Another Strong Month for Retail Sales Volume

Our reporting dealers had an unexpectedly strong month in September, and it looks like October was at least as active...

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Class 8 Retail Depreciation Remains Minimal

September was a relatively strong month for the retail Class 8 market, with volume up notably and pricing on par with August...

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Retail Sales Jumped Up in September

Class 8 sales per dealership rooftop increased dramatically month-over-month, with September’s average coming in at 6.0 trucks...

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Auctions Minimally Impacted by Hurricanes

It looks like hurricane impact to auction activity was mainly limited to the Houston area, with one major truck auction house postponing their late-August auction by a week...

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Class 8 Retail Pricing Dipped Moderately in August

Hurricane Harvey obviously impacted demand in the Eastern Texas and Louisiana markets late in the month, but the cessation of sales in the final week simply removed that region from our nationwide averages...

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