MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the January 2020 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction volume increased dramatically in December, and pricing dropped more than expected. Trucks sold retail also lost value, as the market continues to lose tolerance for trucks with anything other than low mileage. The medium-duty market was mixed, with cabovers stable, Class 4 conventionals mildly weak and Class 6 conventionals recovering.
“Since January is typically a slow month for volume, we don’t expect much change in the market,” said Chris Visser, Commercial Truck Senior Analyst at J.D. Power Valuation Services. “A bright spot for 2020 will be fewer trade returns compared to those we saw in 2019. However, working through the industry’s major surplus of trucks in inventory comes first.”
Major findings in the free monthly report note:
- Volume up, pricing down at auction
- Volume and pricing both subdued in the retail channel
- Medium-duty market mixed
Also see expanded analysis of our longer-term outlook in this edition.
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