With 100% of April sales data locked up in the database, we now know it was an even stronger month than we anticipated.

As mentioned in the most recent AutoFocus Market Update, average selling prices for all sleeper tractors under 1M miles rose $1100 over March. Average mileage for that segment was up about 6000.

The benchmark four-year-old sleeper market rose by just under $1200, with mileage for that group up about 16,000. We have a continuation of price and mileage rising in tandem.

Sales volume was the biggest surprise, adding another 10% to the 25% increase we saw for March.

Look for expanded analysis of this data along with predictions in next week’s GuideLines.