Trucks, Parts, Service
Online news resource features news and information for medium and heavy duty commercial
vehicle dealers, with special features including the annual "TPS State of the Industry
Report" which includes reader survey responses to a variety of topics including prior year performance,
customer and OEM/ supplier relationships, and new and used commercial vehicle sales
expectations for the coming year.
American Truck Dealers | NADA
Publications available from this trade association include:
Weekly e-newsletter for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle dealers provides summaries
of stories from news organizations and other sources as
well as original content provided by ATD, with topics addressed in each weekly issue including economic
outlook, market trends and forecasts, and legislative and regulatory issues. Free
e-mail subscription to the newsletter is available upon request.
ATD Truck Beat
Quarterly bulletin provides medium (Classes 4 - 7) and heavy (Class 8) duty commercial
vehicle unit sales data for the current month and on a year-to-date basis and also
provides market share data by vehicle manufacturer (e.g., Ford, Freightliner, International, Isuzu,
Dodge, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, and Western Star)
for the above categories. Current and prior issues are available free online.
ATD Data Report
FTR Transportation Intelligence
North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook
Annual report provides a detailed financial profile of franchised medium- and heavy-duty
commercial vehicle dealerships, with report sections including
dealership profile, dealerships and sales by state, dealership
financial trends, new and used vehicle sales departments, service and parts departments, body shop department,
advertising expenditures, and employment. Full report is
available free online.
Online subscription research service provides in-depth analysis of current market
conditions and the forecast
outlook for commercial trucks and trailers, with retail sales segments covered in the monthly reports including
medium (Classes 4 - 5 and Classes 6 - 7) and heavy (Class 8) duty trucks. Sample
monthly report which includes retail sales and inventory data is available free
online with registration.
Publications available from this organization include:
Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest
Monthly report provides an analysis of transportation trends and the commercial
vehicle market, with data provided including forecast retail sales by gross vehicle
weight rating (e.g., Classes 5 - 7 trucks, Class 8 tractors, and Class 8 trucks) and geographic region (e.g.,
U.S., Canada) on a quarterly basis for the current year
and the following year. Sample report with forecast tables is available free online.
State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3 - 8 Used Trucks
Monthly publication provides auction, retail, and wholesale sales data
for used commercial trucks by gross vehicle weight rating (Classes
3 - 5, Classes 6 - 7, and Class 8), with current month and
year- to-date statistics provided for each of these GVWR
categories including unit and dollar sales volume, average selling price, average miles, and average age.
Free sample report is available upon request.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.