MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the September 2018 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services found the August market looked very similar to July as used truck supply remains tight with strong pricing and medium duty trucks were mixed with conventionals stable but cabovers losing ground.
"Production constraints seem to be mostly alleviated at the factories, so we expect new truck deliveries to increase going forward and trade-in volume to ramp up incrementally," said Chris Visser, Commercial Truck Senior Analyst at J.D. Power Valuation Services. "Looking forward over the long term, the current new truck cycle should remain hot for at least another two quarters."
Major findings in the free monthly report note:
- Auction volume remains subdued
- Less than 100 units of our benchmark group sold in August
- Retail pricing remains strong
- Depreciation well under 1% per month in 2018
- Most medium duty market mixed
- Cabovers had a weak month, conventionals recovered
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