Class 8 Retail Market Holds Steady

March’s pricing was generally flat compared to February. This is a positive result, as it suggests healthier demand is counteracting the depressive effect of higher supply...

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Retail Sales Volume Heads Back Up

As expected, dealers reported a healthy number of retail sales in March. That month averaged 5.7 trucks sold per rooftop, which is the highest result in 10 months...

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March Auction Results Better than Expected

The auction markets ramped up fully in March, and volume was at the lower end of expectations...

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Medium Duty Market Dips Going into 2nd Quarter

January’s strength gave way to weakness in February, as most segments of the medium duty market returned notably lower pricing...

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Higher Volumes Suppress February Retail Pricing

February’s pricing was down substantially from January. As predicted, a greater volume of late-model trucks is impacting pricing, with some dealers selling multiple-unit packages at aggressive retail prices...

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Class 8 Retail Sales Volume Nudges Upwards

Class 8 retail sales per dealership rooftop edged back up closer to our expected level, coming in at 5.0...

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No Surprises in February Auction Results

February is the first month of the year with numerous auctions on the calendar. As such, this month offers useful insight on how the new year is shaping up...

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January’s Retail Numbers were Strong

Class 8 selling prices in January were solid, continuing December’s uplift. Trucks of most age cohorts were up firmly compared to the same period of last year...

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No Surprises in January’s Sales Volume

January is typically a wild card in terms of retail sales per rooftop, with buyers starting to look for new equipment but weather potentially impacting activity. 

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January's New Truck Orders were through the Roof

FTR reports Class 8 orders hit 47,200 in January, making that month the strongest since the 2006 pre-buy...

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