Used Class 8 Truck Price Growth Expectations Pushed Further Out

| April 1, 2024

ACT Research reports used Class 8 average retail sale price improved 4.4% m/m to $62,100 in February

According to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks by ACT Research, the used Class 8 average retail sale price improved 4.4% m/m to $62,100 in February.

Used Cl8 Retail Summary Heat Map February 2024 Final

“On a year-over-year basis, used retail prices were 14% lower,” said Steve Tam, Vice President at ACT Research. “Until recently, our pricing expectations were for a return to month-over-month growth toward the end of 2024 as the most likely course. Despite February’s encouraging results, recent developments are putting pressure on the forecast. Specifically, we are pushing expectations for the return to sustained month-over-month growth further out.”

Regarding volumes, Tam explained, “Combined, the total market same dealer sales volume fell 43% m/m in February. Compared to February 2023, the retail market accelerated 29%. The auction segment rose 89% y/y, while wholesale volumes increased 143% y/y.” He added, “Combined market results saw volumes increase 57% y/y. Expectations for 2024 call for moderate growth relative to 2023.”

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