Commercial Truck Market Sees Positive Start in 2018

Staff Report

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

According to Commercial truck analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services in their February 2018 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, the Class 8 market looked positive in early 2018. December's retail pricing was back up, and January's auction results were similar to December's despite limited activity. Medium-duty trucks had a notably up month.

Major findings in the free monthly report note:

  • January was typically slow volume-wise

    • Pricing was stable

  • Retail pricing back up

    • Performance breaks 2 months of weak activity

  • Medium duty segment is solid

    • Performance figures point upward

Chris Visser, senior commercial truck analyst at J.D. Power Valuation Services, said, "Year-over-year, trucks 4 -6 years old that were sold in January ran 17.1 percent ahead of their counterparts a year ago. We're still collecting data for comparison, so we'll have more to say about this next month."