Same dealer used truck sales volumes slip

Updated Jul 28, 2017

ACT Research on Wednesday reported Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes slipped slightly in June, falling 3 percent month-over-month. The information was published in the company’s State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report.

“Channel analysis shows that both the auction and retail market segments saw declines, while the wholesale market improved,” says Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research. “The decline was not totally unexpected, given the stronger than anticipated sales in May.”

ACT says some dealers are reporting that used truck sales have improved, but all agree they could be better.

“The industry continues to struggle with more used late model aerodynamic sleeper trucks available than buyers,” Tam says. “As a result of the excess inventory pressure, prices are still falling for these vehicles.”

The report from ACT provides data on the average selling price, miles, and age based on a sample of industry data. In addition, the report provides the average selling price for top-selling Class 8 models for each of the major truck OEMs – Freightliner (Daimler); Kenworth and Peterbilt (Paccar); International (Navistar); and Volvo and Mack (Volvo).

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