Freightliner, Peterbilt Trucks Lead 5-Year Retained Value Awards

Freightliner and Peterbilt models typically beat their competitors in how much their used trucks are worth after five years, according to a company that tracks residual values.

Each brand won two categories in Price Digests’ inaugural Highest Retained Value Awards. The truck price information company selected the nine category winners by reviewing more than 50,000 resales of the most popular equipment series in 2018. Price Digests tracks these transactions to set residual values.

Finance companies that lend money to buy used trucks and insurance companies that cover them rely on residual data in deciding the best investments, said Sam Giffin, director of business insights for EquipmentWatch Price Digests.

“These awards are to raise awareness of what we’ve been seeing in the data and to create transparency in the marketplace,” he told

Using year-over-year depreciation for hundreds of models, the trucks were sorted by their relative popularity,

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Best November Midsize Truck Lease and Financing Deals

The midsize truck market will welcome two new models in the first half of 2019. The Ford Ranger goes on sale early next year. The Jeep truck, which will debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, will follow. To prepare for the increased competition, automakers are offering low lease and financing deals for qualified buyers. compiled a list of deals that represent the best value for consumers. Incentives vary by region, so always check with a local dealership. And don’t be afraid to negotiate.

All the deals in this article are valid through at least Dec. 3, although some may be extended.

2018 Nissan Frontier

Deal: 0.0% financing for 36 months and $500 bonus cash

2018 Nissan Frontier (Photo: Nissan)

The Nissan Frontier is the oldest new midsize truck available for sale in the U.S. The model

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Fred Gibb’s 1968 Chevrolet COPO Nova SS To Be Auctioned Off By Mecum

Nearly every classic vehicle to cross the block at prestigious auctions, such as Mecum and Barrett-Jackson, is aesthetically pleasing. But, as we’ve said before, every once in a while a car comes around that truly hits home, for some reason or another. In the case of this 1968 Chevrolet COPO Nova SS, every box is checked off. It’s got the looks, the historically rich context, and our favorite part – the performance.

This COPO Nova SS is number 4 of 50 ordered by Fred Gibb. He and Vince Piggins were interested in coupling the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmission with L78-equipped Novas in order to create a winning combination for the NHRA Super Stock competition. Thus, Piggins submitted a request for 50 examples (NHRA’s minimum required number) of the proposed machine. Gibb would be responsible for buying and reselling these Novas. Fortunately for him, he knew a

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Car yard deals probed for fraud

A shareholder of a Hamilton car yard is believed to have skipped the country owing hundreds of thousands of dollars after allegedly claiming false credit on luxury cars.

The Waikato police fraud unit has confirmed it is investigating a series of credit contracts between clients of Karpai Cars and Motor Trade Finance. However, the man at the centre of the allegations, Angus Ritchie, denies there is a problem, although he would not comment.

He was a minority shareholder in Hamilton’s Karpai Cars. An associate has claimed Mr Ritchie used the names of friends and family members to apply for bogus finance on vehicles. The finance is also alleged to be well above what the cars were worth.

Documents obtained by the Waikato Times show financing on one car for $52,671 but the car recently sold for $9000.

Dunedin-based Motor Trade

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Kim Howe who died in pileup involving Bruce Jenner pictured

Victim: Kim Howe, 69, died in the crash in Malibu, California on Saturday

Victim: Kim Howe, 69, died in the crash in Malibu, California on Saturday

This is the widowed 69-year-old woman who died in a four-car pileup this weekend involving former Olympian Bruce Jenner.

Kim Howe was driving a white Lexus, which Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade rear-ended Saturday on a segment of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.

The car was pushed into oncoming traffic, and collided with a black Hummer, leaving the vehicle a crumpled wreck and the sole occupant dead. Jenner was unharmed.

Officials released Howe’s image Monday, as it came to light that she had not had a valid driver’s license since 2007.

Howe’s last permit expired that year, and she had never gotten another, the LA

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Mexico teen’s Facebook post on learning her father had killed her mom and auntie

‘I hope my dad doesn’t make it either’: Teen girl’s heartbreaking post on learning her father had just killed her mom-of-seven and auntie ‘in row over money’ before turning gun on himself

  • Johana Loza, 36, was shot dead along with her cousin Jennifer Cervantes in Selma, California 
  • Police say Loza’s boyfriend of 19 years, Eduardo Escobar, turned the gun on himself after killing the two women 
  • Miss Loza, a native of Mexico, leaves behind six daughters and a young son; Cervantes was married with a young daughter  

Two women and a man were shot and killed in broad daylight Monday in what California investigators are calling a murder-suicide.

Officers in Selma,

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Celebrities and their cars

Cars are signifiers, perhaps the quickest and most effective way of telling the wider world about yourself.

Even driving something modest is doing just that, particularly if everyone knows you could – if you wished – drive anything you please.

According to the new marketing tome The Consuming Instinct, by Gad Saad, a scientific study has shown that a man’s testosterone level actually increases while driving a Porsche.

”Much of what we do as consumers is ultimately related to sex,” Saad writes. That could explain a lot about what’s out there mixing with the traffic.

Here are a few cars owned or driven by famous people, old and new, recent and late. Who are they signalling what to? We’ll let you make that decision yourself.

John Lennon – Rolls-Royce

John Lennon didn’t gain his driver’s licence until 1965, when he was well into his 20s. Even after that, he didn’t drive

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Tiger Woods: Furious wife Elin phoned ‘mistress’ Jaimee Grubbs

'Price of silence': Tiger Woods (pictured with wife Elin) has been accused of offering Rachel Uchitel $1million not to kiss and tell

‘Price of silence’: Tiger Woods (pictured with wife Elin) has been accused of offering Rachel Uchitel $1million not to kiss and tell

The furious wife of Tiger Woods ranted at his mistress over the phone after discovering he was cheating on her, it has been claimed.

Swedish model Elin reportedly rang cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs from a blocked number on the day he crashed his car into a fire hydrant and then a tree outside their luxury family home in Florida.

When asked who she was, Elin, 29, told Miss Grubbs: ‘You know who this is because you’re ******* my husband’, according to influential U.S. website TMZ.

An answerphone message from two days earlier, which was posted on the internet yesterday,

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New York woman sues real estate exec husband for cheating on her with ‘sales girl’

Wife sues real estate exec husband for $20M for cheating on her with a ‘sales girl’ and having her kicked out of their country club

  • Sheri and Michael Astrachen were married 18 years and have three daughters
  • Mr Astrachen is the vice president of commercial real estate firm JLL
  • His wife allegedly caught him cheating with ‘one or more sales girls’
  • She is suing him for defamation claiming he humiliated her at the Old Westbury Gold and Country Club by not paying their bills
  • She deserves the luxuries she enjoyed while they were married, suit says 

A New York woman is going after her millionaire husband for everything he’s got after

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Caitlyn Jenner settles car crash lawsuit filed against her by Jessica Steindorff

Caitlyn Jenner settles lawsuit filed against her by Hollywood agent who says she suffered serious injuries in multi-car crash which claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman

  • Caitlyn Jenner settled a lawsuit filed by Jessica Steindorff for the February fatal crash
  • Steindorff, a Hollywood agent who reps model Alessandra Ambrosio, sued Jenner saying she suffered several physical injuries and a lack of wages
  • Jenner’s insurance company reportedly paid the settlement
  • It’s unclear how much money Steindorff will receive in the settlement 
  • Kim Howe, 69, was killed in the multi-vehicle crash involving Jenner
  • Jenner is still facing two other lawsuits from the two adult stepchildren of Howe 
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