From the monthly archives: December, 2014

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Competitive Comparison: 3-Year-Old Sleeper Tractors

As a group, 3-year-old aerodynamic sleepers dipped in value this month, driven mainly by higher volumes of the International ProStar and a mild decrease from the market-leading Freightliner Cascadia and Peterbilt 587. However, strength in other models leaves our assessment of marketplace stability intact...

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Retail Pricing Closes out 2014 Strong

The latest month for which NADA has a complete set of data – November – shows average retail pricing off the all-time record set last month by just over 2%. Average mileage dipped again, a direct effect of the ever-improving availability of sub-500,000 mile iron...

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Wholesale Market Returns to Trend

Following a somewhat bizarre October which saw big changes in volume and the mileage and age of trucks sold, November’s wholesale figures returned to trend...

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November Used Truck Sales were the Slowest in Almost Five Years

With 100% of our dealer sales collected, November’s retail sales volume came in at 4.5 trucks per rooftop. This result makes November the slowest month since January of 2010 – back in the early stages of the recovery...

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December Commercial Truck Guidelines is Available!

In this month's edition, we trace a decrease in sales volume combined with stable pricing. Also, the retail and wholesale channels diverged more than usual, with trucks sold wholesale trending older than in recent months. Click here to download the PDF.

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What's Driving New Truck Orders?

By now, you’re aware that October and November new Class 8 orders were through the roof – basically the strongest 2-month period in 8 years. Why now? What has changed in the economy to prompt this massive increase?...

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ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide® now Includes Service/Utility Body Option

In response to customer feedback, NADA has added a Service/Utility Body option to the Commercial Truck Guide. Since NADA is the leading third-party provider of benchmark used vehicle values, this enhancement should help to streamline the financing process...

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Wholesale Pricing and Volume were Down Substantially in October, but with an Asterisk

The average wholesale price of a sleeper tractor sold in October pulled well back from September, but we consider this month somewhat anomalous due to a much lower volume of trucks reported sold. A number of our larger reporting dealers missed the deadline this month, which means their data could not be included in our calculations...

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