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June used Class 8 truck prices are up 6 percent from previous year

The average price of a Class 8 used truck sold in June was $48,800, up 6 percent compared to June 2018 when trucks were selling for around $46,000, according to the latest report by ACT Research.

June used truck prices are up 2 percent compared with the previous month, and are up 10 percent year-to-date compared with the first six months of 2018, according to Brian Armstrong, information systems manager of ACT.

“Used truck prices are still doing pretty well even though some dealers are talking about prices potentially starting to fall,” Armstrong told FreightWaves.

Sales of used Class 8 trucks plummeted 26 percent in June compared with the same month a year earlier, and fell 10 percent from the previous month, he said.

“Dealers are reporting that used truck sales have slowed and appear to be slowing to even lower levels than what is currently being sold,” Armstrong said.

Sales of used trucks are down 18 percent year-to-date compared with the first six months of 2018.

The average used truck mileage was 430,000 in June, down 2 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

The average age of a used truck for sale in June was 82 months, a slight increase from around 81 months the same month a year earlier, Armstrong said.

“Many [dealers] are reporting that there has been some downward adjustment of prices, but they are still good, and despite slower sales and lower truck values, sales remain strong and prices are higher for a given age and mileage level than what would normally be expected,” Armstrong said in the ACT release.

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Clarissa Hawes

Clarissa has covered all aspects of the trucking industry for 13 years. She is an award-winning journalist known for her investigative and business reporting. Prior to joining FreightWaves, she wrote for Land Line Magazine and Trucks.com. Clarissa lives in Grain Valley, Missouri, with her family.

3 Comments

  1. The numbers in this article are hard to believe, first freight prices have tanked forcing a lot of broken owner operators and companies, to turn in theire fleets. According to the TruckPaper.com there were 26400 convintional trucks w sleeper for sale the 1st of
    February and today there are 34600 approximately, that’s a lop sided gain after year ago conditions of having a very few used available. However I certainly can believe that if a owner operator will haul 45000 lbs any distance for 90cents, they have no negotiation skills whatsoever .and are incompitant enough to pay a higher price for a truck, even when the market is in theire favor

  2. Initially I was surprised to see these numbers.

    Then I looked at my customer base. The growing small carrier is building profitable direct business and doubling or tripling fleet size.

    Not sure how it directly relates but the smart small carrier us doing well despite the news and what is being posted by internet gurus.

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