From the monthly archives: May, 2014

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Unusually New Mix of Trucks Shaking up Wholesale Market

As in the retail channel, the population of class 8 sleepers sold in April was comprised of newer trucks than in recent months - specifically an increased number of 2011’s and 2012’s...

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Major Increase in 2012’s Sold Pushes Retail Average to New Record

Well this was unexpected.

We’ve been tracking a moderate increase in the number of late-model trucks coming off-lease and selling in the retail market, but we didn’t expect the trend to shift so suddenly and drastically to favor 2012’s...

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Whose Values are Best?

I occasionally hear comments from used truck professionals about how one valuation company or another claims to have “the best data” or “the best analytics.” I don’t know how other valuation providers or analytical firms analyze the used truck market, but I can certainly speak to NADA’s processes...

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Wholesale Market Returns to Normal

Following a huge March, the volume of trucks reported sold at auction in April looks tame by comparison, coming in at 3076 vs. 4183. As we reported, March’s unusually high results were due to three main factors: Pent-up demand following the harsh winter, a traditionally strong month for sales, and somewhat unique timing of our reporting process that resulted in extra days reported in March vs. February...

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Resale Value of Natural Gas Trucks

As reported by Successful Dealer last week, there was interesting discussion from OEM panelists at the recent Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo regarding residual values of natural gas trucks...

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May Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available for Download!

In this month's edition of Commercial Truck Guidelines, auction volume roared back in March along with increased interest in high-mileage trucks, retail volume may be returning to stability while pricing finds a ceiling, and medium duty segments are showing strength...

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Heavy Hitters Making Big Bets on Used Trucks

Recently, two of the nation’s largest sources of new and used trucks, Rush Enterprises and Penske, have opened brick-and-mortar locations dedicated solely to used trucks...

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Class 4 Conventionals Continue Gradual Recovery

The Class 4 Conventional segment showed strength in March, with average wholesale pricing for 4-7 year-old units coming in at $17,581 - $2487 (or 14.1%) higher than last month, and $3274 (or 18.6%) higher than March 2013...

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