For over a year now, I’ve been cautioning dealers, OEM’s, finance companies, and anyone else with skin in the game to expect an eventual increase in trade-ins and corresponding decrease in used truck values. After all, the economy can only support so many trucks, right? Well, turns out the economy actually grew enough to absorb the increased number of new trucks put into service, and then some. This time around, any downturn in used truck values will hinge more on economic conditions than supply of incoming trades. Economic data and yearly delivery figures explain the situation.