From the monthly archives: April, 2011

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Have Used Truck Inventories Started to Rise?

It looks like March will be a strong month for retail used truck sales volume. Sales reports from individual dealers (excluding OEM’s and large national chains) currently reflect a 22% increase in number of used trucks sold compared to February.

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Clearing up Misconceptions of the Valuation Process

Steve “Bear” Nadolson recently reacted to used truck valuations in the March/April edition of Premium Insights. While Bear was speaking in general terms, I would like to clarify two concepts as they pertain specifically to the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide®. The first is the lag time between finalization of values and publication in the guide. The second is how companies use our published values.

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Commercial Truck April Guidelines

The average mileage, age, and selling price of sleeper tractors retailed and wholesaled in February continued to climb upwards in unison. Dealers retailed a slightly higher number of used trucks in this period, with wholesale sales decreasing by a comparable amount.

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