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9 Questions to Ask When Determining Your Truck’s Lifecycle

Determining when exactly to cycle your vehicles is a fine balance among many factors, from acquisition, through operation, and resale or asset disposal. Here are nine questions to answer when you’re deciding when and how to best cycle your trucks.

Black Book Adds VIN Valuation Tool

Black Book's ValuEngine batch processing tool now offers Enhanced Vehicle Matching, a more precise VIN-level valuation tool powered by machine learning and natural language processing.

Options for Retiring Propane Autogas Work Trucks

Propane autogas vehicles provide a lot of value when it is time to replace or retire the asset, whether fleet owners plan to sell privately, at a public auction, or trade-in the vehicle. Here are a few things to consider when making the decision.

Truck Segment Remains Fairly Stable

When weighted for volume, the overall truck segment values (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) decreased by 0.08% last week, which is better than the average decrease of 0.21% per week in the previous four weeks.

Trucks Continue to Show Slow Depreciation

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report looks at the truck segments that are picking up less weekly depreciation compared with cars, signaling that summer is fast approaching.

7 Reasons Why Vehicle Condition Should Not be Part of an Employee's Annual Job Review

If an employee threw trash all over the office floor, scratched the paint off the walls, broke the light bulbs, left holes and dents in the wallboard, and skipped routine maintenance on the copier until it overheated and broke, no manager would tolerate this abuse. Yet, that is exactly what some companies tolerate when drivers abuse their company-provided vehicles.

Used Medium-Duty Truck Values Inch Lower

Used medium-duty truck models (model-years 2005-2012) experienced a 1% resale value decline in February, and resale values for trucks model-year 2013-2014 dropped 0.9%.