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Industry News and Events

Why has the Boom in New Truck Sales Not Resulted in an Influx of Trades?

This time around, any downturn in used truck values will hinge more on economic conditions than supply of incoming trades...

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New Truck Orders Through the Roof for Another Month

Economic fundamentals look sound into early 2019, but it's the "reserve build slots" part that we find interesting. 

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Glider Production Limit is Back on Again... for Now

James Jaillet reports in Commercial Carrier Journal that Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler plans to enforce the existing 300-unit limit on completed, pre-emissions glider kits until his agency completes a formal rule rescinding the limit.

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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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EPA Representative Addresses Emissions Tampering

At this past week’s Used Truck Association Convention, which I highly recommend anyone remotely involved in the used truck industry attend, a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency answered questions about dealer liability as it pertains to emissions tampering...

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EPA Rescinds Rule Limiting Glider Kit Production

According to Successful Dealer Magazine, the Environmental Protection Agency has “… filed a proposal with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to repeal the ‘emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.'"

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Auctions Minimally Impacted by Hurricanes

It looks like hurricane impact to auction activity was mainly limited to the Houston area, with one major truck auction house postponing their late-August auction by a week...

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Impact of Hurricanes on Used Truck Market

In a two-week period, hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked catastrophic damage to large swaths of Texas and Florida (as well as other regions outside the continental US). As the Southwest and Southeast begin the process of assessing damage and rebuilding, it is likely that hundreds if not thousands of Class 8 trucks, and many more medium and light duty commercial vehicles, were totaled...

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Thanks for Working with Us in 2016

This will be our final blog post of 2016, so I’d like to wish all our customers and readers a very happy holiday season.

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See You at the UTA Convention!

We're taking the week off from posting market data to attend the Used Truck Association's annual Convention. This year, the convention is in sunny Savannah, GA. If you're attending, be sure to stop by our trade show booth (#108) on Thursday evening and say hi to Chris Visser!

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