August Retail Market Unchanged from July

Predictably, August’s retail used truck market looked very similar to July’s. Dealers sold incrementally more trucks, while pricing was basically unchanged.

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August's Auction Market was Identical to July's

Predictably, August’s retail used truck market looked very similar to July’s. Dealers sold incrementally more trucks, while pricing was basically unchanged...

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New Truck Orders Through the Roof for Another Month

Economic fundamentals look sound into early 2019, but it's the "reserve build slots" part that we find interesting. 

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No Depreciation Yet in the Class 8 Market

Retail pricing once again showed little month-over-month change, while volume was slightly lower than predictions due to a lack of low-mileage trucks returning to the market...

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Off-Again Month for Used Truck Supply

Last month, we said the increased volume of trucks moving through auctions in June might indicate a return to more normal trade activity. That’s not yet the case, judging by the very low volume of trucks moving through auctions in July...

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Glider Production Limit is Back on Again... for Now

James Jaillet reports in Commercial Carrier Journal that Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler plans to enforce the existing 300-unit limit on completed, pre-emissions glider kits until his agency completes a formal rule rescinding the limit.

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Class 8 Retail Pricing Remains Stable on Higher Volume

Retail pricing remained stable for yet another month. Sales volume was moderately higher than last month, but there was still enough demand to absorb any increase in supply.

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Volume Returns to the Auctions

We finally saw an upward bump in volume of trucks sold at auction in June. The volume of the three most popular sleeper tractors sold through the two largest nationwide auction companies jumped from 135 to 298 trucks that month...

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Medium Duty Segments Recovered Ground in May

Medium duty conventionals recovered some ground in May, particularly in heavier-GVW segments. Cabovers held steady.

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Demand for Low-Mileage Trucks Keeps Pricing Strong

Pricing was essentially unchanged from last month. Sales volume remained subdued as fleets kept their lower-mileage trucks in service rather than trading them in as expected...

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