July Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In the July edition, we track auction, wholesale, and retail Class 8 volume and pricing, and provide a medium duty outlook. Click here to download the report!

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June Auction Wrapup

June’s auction volume and pricing were essentially identical to May’s. The International ProStar remains the most common truck sold at auction, but results for this and other models were largely unchanged...

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Volkswagen Emissions Settlement Includes Funds for Heavy Trucks

According to an article posted on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website on July 5, a portion of Volkswagen’s $15.3 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will be used to fund incentives to replace older trucks with newer, cleaner units...

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Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

On average, sleeper tractors three to five years of age sold in May performed similarly to April in the retail channel, with less than 1% separating the two months...

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Wholesale Pricing Declined Modestly in May

Average wholesale (auction plus dealer-to-dealer) pricing for 3-5 year-old sleeper tractors dipped 3.5% from April to May, with the majority of the decline driven by a group of low-priced 2012 ProStars...

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Retail Sleeper Pricing Recovered Modestly in May

As expected, average retail pricing for 3-5 year-old sleeper tractors ticked up 4% in May, coming in similar to March’s figure. Unlike last month, there were no groups of unusually low-priced models negatively impacting our averages...

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June Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In the June edition, we look at May's auction activity, depreciation in the retail channel, and changes in medium duty segments. Click here to read the report!

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Most Medium Duty Segments Down in May

The Class 3-4 cabover segment was defined by older, higher-mileage trucks for a second month in a row. As a result, wholesale pricing for our benchmark group bucked our prediction of a return to trend...

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Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

Sleeper tractors three to five years of age brought an average of 4.2% less money in April than March. Year-over-year, the first four months of 2016 are running $7,565 (or 10.1%) behind the same period of 2015...

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May Class 8 Auction Wrap-Up

The volume of our benchmark sleeper tractors sold through the nation’s two largest no-reserve auction companies remained subdued in May, with one model responsible for the vast majority of the 15.3% month-over-month increase...

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