Executive Briefings

For Second Consecutive Month, Used Class-8 Truck Volumes Are Up

The used truck market enjoyed a second consecutive month of improved volumes in March. The retail market was flat compared to February, while the wholesale market contracted. However, the auction market roared back to life in March, growing 126 percent, giving the overall market a 4-percent boost month over month.

For Second Consecutive Month, Used Class-8 Truck Volumes Are Up

The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Concerning March's volume, Steve Tam, vice president of the commercial vehicle sector with ACT, said, "Hopefully, lost activity and momentum in the economy due to the threat of falling off the fiscal cliff and the presidential election have subsided enough that used truck buyers will continue to increase purchases. However, uncertainty associated with sequestration may be the next sticking point for potential buyers."

The report from ACT provides data on the average used price for the top-selling Class 8 model for each of the major truck OEMs - Freightliner (Daimler); Kenworth and Peterbilt (Paccar); International (Navistar); and Volvo and Mack (Volvo).

ACT is a publisher of new and used commercial vehicle industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the U.S. tractor-trailer market and the China CV market.

Source: ACT Research

The update on the used market was reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Concerning March's volume, Steve Tam, vice president of the commercial vehicle sector with ACT, said, "Hopefully, lost activity and momentum in the economy due to the threat of falling off the fiscal cliff and the presidential election have subsided enough that used truck buyers will continue to increase purchases. However, uncertainty associated with sequestration may be the next sticking point for potential buyers."

The report from ACT provides data on the average used price for the top-selling Class 8 model for each of the major truck OEMs - Freightliner (Daimler); Kenworth and Peterbilt (Paccar); International (Navistar); and Volvo and Mack (Volvo).

ACT is a publisher of new and used commercial vehicle industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the U.S. tractor-trailer market and the China CV market.

Source: ACT Research

For Second Consecutive Month, Used Class-8 Truck Volumes Are Up