Pricing for used Class 8 trucks slips in February

March 28, 2012

Used Class 8 truck pricing slipped in February, 2012, due to softness in the retail segment of the market. The news comes from the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

“Our expectations for longer term pricing remain unchanged,” reports Steve Tam, vice president-commercial vehicle sector with ACT. “Prices will not necessarily fall in the long term, but their growth rate will slow.

“This projection is based on the assumption the availability of inventory will take the pressure off pricing as more new trucks are purchased and trade-ins ultimately become available as used trucks.”

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

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