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Resale Value

State of the Fleet Industry: 2020-CY Year End Recap & 2021 Predictions

Topics discussed included the closure of OEM assembly plants and physical auctions; declines in resale values early in 2020 followed by strong residuals through the balance of the year; pandemic-induced flattened operating costs through the year; and the boom in last-mile delivery and e-commerce.

9 Questions to Ask When Determining Your Truck’s Lifecycle

Determining when exactly to cycle your vehicles is a fine balance among many factors, from acquisition, through operation, and resale or asset disposal. Here are nine questions to answer when you’re deciding when and how to best cycle your trucks.

Black Book Adds VIN Valuation Tool

Black Book's ValuEngine batch processing tool now offers Enhanced Vehicle Matching, a more precise VIN-level valuation tool powered by machine learning and natural language processing.

Options for Retiring Propane Autogas Work Trucks

Propane autogas vehicles provide a lot of value when it is time to replace or retire the asset, whether fleet owners plan to sell privately, at a public auction, or trade-in the vehicle. Here are a few things to consider when making the decision.

Truck Segment Remains Fairly Stable

When weighted for volume, the overall truck segment values (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) decreased by 0.08% last week, which is better than the average decrease of 0.21% per week in the previous four weeks.

Trucks Continue to Show Slow Depreciation

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report looks at the truck segments that are picking up less weekly depreciation compared with cars, signaling that summer is fast approaching.

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