We’ve closed out our August database, and used truck stats continue to surprise.

Just when I thought late-model sleepers were hitting a ceiling, August’s numbers come in showing a nearly $3000 increase in the average price of a 4-year-old sleeper tractor (vs. July). And this is with almost identical mileage.

The sleeper market overall was up almost exactly $1000 on mileage up 8K over July.

Dealers sold more trucks per rooftop than anytime in the last 4 months, which makes August the second-best month of the year for volume. Please refer to the graphs below.

Stay tuned for a complete, expanded analysis in our October edition of GuideLines in the next couple of days.