In September, the Freightliner Cascadia and Peterbilt 587 took over the top positions in the retail market, with both models returning strong, stable pricing for multiple months. The Cascadia remains the highest-volume model in this cohort, which underlines its positioning. As for the 587, the vast majority of this model sold to date (85%) have been equipped with the ISX engine, which supports that model’s value.

Moving down the graph, the Kenworth T660 has depreciated more heavily than the other top-performing models, with increased volume of this model the primary factor.

Peterbilt’s 386 continues to return volatile pricing, due to a low volume of trucks reported sold combined with heavy MX engine representation in trucks sold recently. 

Volvo’s 730/780 series returned back above the market average this month, with slightly lower average mileage the main factor behind the higher pricing. In general, this model continues to return average mileage well above the industry mean. 630/670 models also moved up back to the market average this month, thanks mainly to lower average mileage for this truck.

Like the 730/780, the Kenworth T700 is a model that appears to be well-used prior to trade-in, with average mileage well above the mean for this cohort. That factor combined with heavy MX engine representation are the main factors in this model’s positioning.

The International ProStar ticked back up in September, and continues to run roughly 25% below the average for this group. As we mentioned, this model has appeared in much greater numbers in recent months in our retail and wholesale sales data. Retail pricing remains volatile, which suggests the industry is still finding a comfort level for pricing of this model.

Stay tuned for additional analysis in the November edition of Guidelines, available shortly.