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Steve Latin-Kasper

Market & Data Research Director of National Truck Equipment Association

Steve Latin-Kasper is the market data and research director for the National Truck Equipment Association. He joined the NTEA in 1999 and provides research and analysis on markets and economic indicators relating to the work truck and truck equipment industry.


Posts by Steve Latin-Kasper

Keep on Trucking: The North American Commercial Truck Industry Forecast

Through September 2019, U.S./Mexico commercial truck chassis sales rose about 5% — slightly better than forecasted last year. In the fourth quarter, total chassis sales are expected to decline relative to fourth-quarter 2018 since Class 8 sales expectations are low... read more

The Cyclical Expansion Continues: Commercial Truck Industry Will Fare Well in 2018

The work truck industry managed to continue growing in 2016, as measured by sales of truck chassis and truck equipment. However, the rate of growth was 0.5%. In Q1/17, chassis sales fell from the same-quarter, previous-year, at a rate of... read more

U.S. Commercial Truck Sales: Slow Growth Expected in 2017

At this time last year, it was pretty clear U.S. commercial truck chassis and equipment sales would keep rising through the end of 2015 and into 2016. However, there was some debate surrounding the anticipated growth rate. After commercial truck... read more

North American Commercial Truck Industry Forecast: Expect Continued Sales Growth in 2016

At this time last year, the primary forecast issue was expectations. U.S./Mexico commercial truck chassis sales did slow in 2014, but the rate of growth started accelerating in Q2/14, and continued accelerating in Q3/14. Sales growth slowed substantially in October... read more

A Positive Perfect Storm…U.S. Commercial Truck Industry Expectations Remain High

The U.S. commercial truck and truck equipment industry grew at a rate of about 7.5% in 2012 and about 5% in 2013, according to NTEA estimates based on NTEA and federal government sources. The decline in the rate of growth... read more

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