Commercial Truck Blog

Retail Sales Jumped Up in September

Class 8 sales per dealership rooftop increased dramatically month-over-month, with September’s average coming in at 6.0 trucks. This figure is 1.3 trucks higher than August, and 1.2 trucks higher than September 2016. We have to go all the way back to July of 2014 to see a higher figure. There were no large packages of trucks impacting the average, so the result appears to be a natural market construct. It is possible some minor pent-up demand after the late August/early September hurricanes contributed to the result, and general trucking-focused economic measures are trending upward. Stay tuned shortly for September pricing results.