From the monthly archives: September, 2015

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EPA Phase 2 Could Shake up the New and Used Truck Market

At the FTR Conference two weeks ago, Amy Kopin, regulatory and compliance program manager with Daimler Trucks North America, provided details concerning the challenges truckmakers could face meeting the EPA/NHTSA Greenhouse Gas Reduction proposals ...

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The VW Diesel Engine Boondoggle – Déjà vu for the Truck Industry

As you’ve probably heard, it was recently discovered that a large number of Volkswagen’s diesel engines are engineered to defeat EPA testing procedures by switching to a lower-emissions engine map when the computer senses that a test is being performed...

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Daycab vs. Sleeper Retail Pricing

It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the price and demographic differences between sleepers and daycabs selling in the retail environment. Through the first half of this year, proportional differences are similar to the last time we performed this exercise, with some exceptions...

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September Guidelines is Available!

In this month’s edition of Guidelines, we track the slowdown in retail sales volume, look at pricing through the end of the summer, and examine the market for used 6x2 tractors. Click here to download the report!

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Another Down Month for Retail Sales Volume

With approximately 85% of our August sales data collected, we estimate that dealers retailed an average of 4.4 trucks per rooftop this month...

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Competitive Comparison of Sleeper Tractors

The three-to-five year-old sleeper market dipped mildly in July, coming in 1.4% lower than June on average. Year-to-date, 2015 is running 1.0% behind 2014...

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Wholesale Pricing Stable on Higher Volume

As we noted last month, the number of trucks sold through auction and dealer-to-dealer channels through July is running 6.6% ahead of the same period of 2014. Dealer-to-dealer sales were unusually strong in July...

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Dealer-to-Dealer and Export Sales on the Rise

As we noted last month, dealer-to-dealer wholesale sales steeply increased in July. We have also been tracking a moderate increase in trucks exported, although this activity is largely limited to a specific make and model...

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