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Used truck market strong throughout 2020, Fleet Advantage reports

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Fleet Advantage says it has been active in the sales of off-lease used trucks this year, with total units sold exceeding 400 units in its fiscal first quarter ending Sept. 30, with sales in excess of $10 million.

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The company says there has been more buying and selling activity of new and used heavy-duty trucks since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest report from ACT Research, “unforeseen robustness of the perfect storm of positives into late spring and summer, following the initial shock of COVID-19 shutdowns and other mitigation efforts, has resulted in sharp upgrades in commercial vehicle expectations since May.”

Amplifying this further, Fleet Advantage says, more companies are looking to replace aging trucks earlier in their life cycle to realize greater cost savings newer equipment offers in reduced fuel, improved maintenance and safety expenses, as well as lower emissions output.

“We continue to work with our clients as we have a large backlog of committed transactions in October with robust demand in the coming months,” said Francis Maloney, remarketing sales manager at Fleet Advantage. “As more demand for the shipment of goods requires additional truck transportation, we expect the market for off-lease used trucks to remain strong for the foreseeable future.”

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