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Class 8 Market Performing as Expected

| June 28, 2019

Pricing down and volume up in the auction channel

In the June 2019 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported May’s Class 8 market was basically the opposite of April, with pricing down and volume up in the auction channel.

“The second quarter is drawing to a close, and, as predicted, used truck pricing remained strong in the first half of the year,” said Chris Visser, Commercial Truck Senior Analyst at J.D. Power Valuation Services. “This month’s lower pricing should be indicative of what to expect in upcoming months, but in an economy heavily impacted by policy uncertainty, forecasting is more difficult than in more stable times. The freight, financial and manufacturing sectors are pointing to slowing growth, while the consumer sector remains strong.”

Major findings :

  • Pricing Down, Volume Up at Auctions
    • Year-over-year pricing comparison down to 2.5%
  • Retail Channel Steady to Mildly Downward
    • Marketplace less tolerant of mileage
  • Medium Duty Market Mixed
    • Class 6 had a down month

Download the free June 2019 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update.

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