From the monthly archives: February, 2015

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3-Year-Old Sleepers Bringing More Money than a Year Ago

January 2015 retail sales data shows that the average selling price of a 3-year-old aerodynamic sleeper tractor this month was $87,476. This figure was higher than January 2014’s average by $2,619 (or 3.1%)....

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Sleepers not Treated as Well in the Wholesale Market

Unlike the retail channel, the January wholesale channel was characterized by an older, higher-mileage mix of trucks selling through auction and dealer-to-dealer channels...

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Sleeper Pricing Unexpectedly Strong in January

The volume of sub-400,000-mile sleeper tractors sold in the retail channel continues to increase, but pricing hasn’t yet suffered. In fact, January’s results show an across-the-board increase in pricing from December that pushed our universal benchmark average to a new all-time record...

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February Commercial Truck Market Update Video is Available!

In this month's video update, Senior Analyst Chris Visser looks at how the retail and wholesale Class 8 markets are shaping up so far in 2015.

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February Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

Sleeper tractors with less than 500,000 miles are depreciating at a mildly accelerated rate, due most likely to the increased supply of trades. The Peterbilt 587 and Freightliner Cascadia led the 3-year-old market in 2014, outperforming the industry average. A recovery appears to be underway for most segments of the medium duty market. Retail sales volume is stable, with little change from 2013-2014. Wholesale volume was up incrementally in that period. Expect stable to mildly downward pricing in upcoming months as the supply of trades accelerates.

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Medium Duty Cabover Outlook Improving

Like the conventional segment, cabovers ended 2014 relatively strongly, with pricing for our 4-7 year-old benchmark group stable month-over-month, and volume up substantially...

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Class 6 Conventional Market Looking Increasingly Healthy

Class 6 conventionals closed out 2014 on a high note, with the average wholesale price of a 4-7 year-old unit coming in at $20,206. This figure is $2,936 (or 16.9%) higher than November, and $2,435 (or 13.6%) higher than December, 2013...

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