Used Commercial Vehicles Beating Out New in Sales

Gary Meteer
Direc­tor, After­mar­ket and Com­mer­cial Vehi­cle Solu­tions

Used com­mer­cial vehi­cle reg­is­tra­tions dur­ing 1st half of 2013 cal­en­dar year were up more than 9% over same peri­od in 2012, accord­ing to Polk. Near­ly 357,100 used com­mer­cial reg­is­tra­tions were record­ed. Mar­ket show­ing con­tin­ued demand for clean used equip­ment – much more so than new com­mer­cial vehi­cles, which saw an increase of only one half per­cent dur­ing first half of this year.

Here’s a sum­ma­ry of the Polk report on com­mer­cial vehi­cle sales

Strength of Used Com­mer­cial Vehi­cle Trans­ac­tions Dur­ing 1st Half of 2013:
Reflects com­pet­i­tive mar­ket for clean used equip­ment as it becomes avail­able.

Analy­sis Indi­cates that Major­i­ty of these Com­mer­cial Trans­ac­tions:
Show replace­ment of old­er equip­ment ver­sus adding to total vehi­cle pop­u­la­tion.

Used Account­ed for 56.7% of Com­mer­cial Vehi­cle Trans­ac­tions in First Half:
From 2004 to 2008, used trans­ac­tions account­ed for 41% to 48% of trans­ac­tions.



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