Used truck prices remain strong going into 4th quarter. If the trucking industry is a canary in the coal mine for the health of the economy, things aren't as bleak as some talking heads would make you believe. On the new side, orders and sales are running well ahead of 2010, with an uptick in August orders. On the used side, selling prices for sleeper tractors continued to rise through July on average. And dealers sold more used trucks in July than in June.

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