As of Oct. 1, 2020, pickup trucks continued the dramatic and steady month-over-month increase in wholesale values from June to October 2020.
Medium-duty Class 5 and 6 as well as Class 7-8 heavy-duty trucks saw a rise in wholesale prices month-over-month. Class 8 heavy-duty trucks recovered from the huge dip seen in August 2020 to rise with the rest of the truck classes. Class 4 medium-duty trucks were still on the rise, although more slowly than the other truck classes.
Values are provided by Black Book, and reflect pricing as of Oct. 1, 2020. Black Book truck prices are updated regularly, and reflect wholesale values gathered from auctions around the country via onsite personnel and data feeds. Retail values are based on market studies.
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