Commercial Vehicle & Transportation

SOI: U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8

ACT’s State of the Industry: U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8 report and database covers an estimated 40% of the used truck market. With dealer remarketers and independent dealerships reporting transaction-level data monthly, this report, combined with ACT’s other work, provides insight into the total capacity of the market.

SOI: U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8

Seeing the entire board is important to understanding the game from each angle. That’s why ACT Research is so diligent about the production of the U.S. Used Trucks Classes 3-8 report. While ACT’s N.A. CV OUTLOOK and State of the Industry: N.A. Classes 5-8 reports break down production and sales, you can’t understand the market in its entirety without knowing what trucks are already on the road. That is why ACT developed the State of the Industry: U.S. Used Truck Classes 3-8 report.

Working directly with truck dealers and OEM remarketing dealerships throughout the country, ACT collects transactions on a monthly basis, covering an estimated 20% of all used truck transactions. While dealerships are anonymous in their sharing, they provide data critical to understanding the current used truck market such as average selling price, miles, and age based on a sample of industry data. In addition, the report provides the average selling price for top-selling Class 8 models for each of the major truck OEMs – Freightliner (Daimler), Kenworth and Peterbilt (Paccar), International (Navistar), and Volvo and Mack (Volvo). This report is utilized by those throughout the industry, including commercial vehicle dealers, to gain a better understanding of the used truck market, especially as it relates to changes in near-term performance. With a database of more than 700,000 transactions dating from 1996, the U.S. Used Truck report covers monthly market indicators for Classes 3-8 including:

  • units,
  • average selling price,
  • average miles,
  • average age,

as well as segmentation by sales challenges, including:

  • auction,
  • wholesale,
  • retail,

while also providing industry sales and inventory estimates based on samples of participating dealers.

Monthly Market Indicators

Classes 3-8
  • Units
  • Average Selling Price
  • Average Miles
  • Average Age

Market Segments

By Sales Channel
  • Auction
  • Retail
  • Wholesale

Market Insights

Addition Report Info & Data
  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Sales and Inventory Estimates
  • PowerPoint Graph Pack
  • Preliminary Flash Report

“I would recommend ACT as your number 1 ‘go to’ source for industry forecasts and just general industry knowledge…You cannot follow this industry, be part of this industry without knowing what ACT Research is saying…”

Mike Zimm

BMO Commercial Finance

More Than A Report

In addition to the report, subscribers gain access to:

  • Current Month Report
  • Current & YTD Flash
  • Preliminary Classes 3-5 Summary Tables

  • Preliminary Classes 6-7 Summary Tables
  • Preliminary Class 8 Summary Tables

  • Preliminary Year Mile Summary Tables

  • Final Classes 3-5 Summary Tables
  • Final Classes 6-7 Summary Tables

  • Final Class 8 Summary Tables

  • Final Class 8 Same Dealer Sales Summary Tables

  • Presentation Ready Graph Pack with 80+ Graphs
  • Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Presentation Ready Graphs

One of the most beneficial yet underrated added benefits to a subscription is the Graph Pack. Updated monthly, we pre-build more than 80+ presentation-ready graphs for your benefit. With our decades of experience, we’ve pre-built the various scenarios needed for executive-level presentations.

Want to Provide Data?

For participating dealerships, we collect the following data for Classes 3-8 trucks: units sold, sale price, miles, age, and segment by sales channel (auction, retail, wholesale). It’s free to participate and no company is mentioned in the report to maintain confidentiality. Additionally, those who participate receive our SOI: U.S. Used Truck report and custom analysis in-kind for their data. Interested in providing data? Click the button below to connect with our team and start the process.

US Used Trucks

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