As of August 1, 2021, all truck classes from pickups to heavy-duty class 8 units experienced an decrease in wholesale values over the prior month. Medium-duty Class 6 units experienced the highest decrease month-over-month.
While down, all current wholesale values for model-year 2016 to 2018 trucks included in this listing are still above average compared to data tracked since same time last year with the exception of pickup trucks, which are on par with year-over-year prices.
Values are provided by Black Book, and reflect pricing as of August 1, 2021. 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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Although labor issues remain a significant challenge for respondents in the National Private Truck Council's annual survey, they continued to report retention and turnover performance far better than their for-hire colleagues.
Heavy-duty truck driver and tractor-trailer driver wages and employment rates vary greatly by state.
Looking at the average price of the benchmark sleeper tractor sold through the two largest nationwide no-reserve auction companies, Class 8 auction volume increased in June.
While both tractor and trailer sales saw a surge in October of 2019, those numbers quickly started dropping, with a COVID-19-related low in April 2020 of 1,680 tractors and 209 trailers.
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