How to Make Your Used Trucks Marketable in a Bad Market

By March 17, 2016Used Trucks

Times are tough for the used truck market, but there are things you can do to help increase sales.

In a recent blog on the FleetOwner IdeaXchange, Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services for NationaLease, pointed out the following tough realities:

  • Used truck sales were down 23% in November, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association
  • Values have fallen by as much as 20% to 30% in the last six months
  • Inventory levels are growing

With these and other troubling facts, including the likelihood of a worsening condition, is there anything fleets can do to increase the marketability of their used trucks? According to Jane, the answer is yes.

  • Clean the trucks up and repair any visible body damage
  • Ensure that the trucks are mechanically sound
  • Make sure that all components are working as they should
  • And more

Read Jane’s blog in its entirety to learn what more you can do to make your trucks more marketable.

Bridget Bradshaw

About Bridget Bradshaw

Bridget Bradshaw is the Marketing Manager for NationaLease and oversees the marketing of NationaLease meetings and events, the NationaLease NEWS, Webinars, and various other projects.

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