Our reporting dealers had an unexpectedly strong month in September, and it looks like October was at least as active. In September, our dealers reported an average of 5.7 trucks retailed per rooftop. October’s number should come in at around 6.2, for the strongest performance in more than two years.

Economic conditions continue to incrementally improve, and there is no shortage of attractively-priced equipment available. Buyers are likely feeling slightly more optimistic about conditions over the next few months. Stay tuned for final numbers, as well as the complete Guidelines monthly market update, early next week.