Used Truck Depreciation Should Moderately Accelerate

Chris Viss­er
Senior Ana­lyst and Prod­uct Man­ag­er
ATD/NADA Offi­cial Com­mer­cial Truck Guide

For the third quar­ter in used com­mer­cial truck sales, retail vol­ume was depressed and whole­sale vol­ume was strong. Used vehi­cle prices was down slight­ly in both the retail and whole­sale chan­nels. Used truck depre­ci­a­tion is expect­ed to mod­er­ate­ly accel­er­ate through the end of this year. Sup­ply should con­tin­ue to increase and price declines is typ­i­cal for this time of year as win­ter demand pat­terns take hold.

Here’s the lat­est Com­mer­cial Truck Guide Indus­try Update

For Retail Sleep­er Trac­tors, August Prices Were Up 0.2% Over August 2014:
Mileage was down 5.4% to 482,914 aver­age, and trucks were two months new­er.

Whole­sale Sleep­er Trac­tors Up 8.7% in August Vol­ume Over Pre­vi­ous Year:
Three-to-four year old sleep­er trac­tors depre­ci­at­ing at sim­i­lar rate to last year.

Mak­ers Watch­ing for “Pre-Buy” Peri­od as 2021 MY EPA Emis­sions Rules Change:
Pre-buy has been where new trucks arti­fi­cial­ly spike in sales right before new emis­sions tech­nol­o­gy intro­duced.



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