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Truck Values Decrease Slightly

Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values decreased by 0.42% last week. In comparison, the market values decreased by 0.58% on average during the prior four-week period.

Online Auction Sales Marched Higher in 2018

Online sales of used vehicles in the wholesale market likely exceeded 2 million in 2018, as remarketing technology made it easier for dealers to evaluate, bid, and buy vehicles beyond physical auction locations.

Used Fleet Vehicle Values Increased 6.2% in 2018

The average prices for used fleet vehicles sold at auction increased 6.2% to $12,464 in 2018, despite a weaker finish to the year that saw a 0.4% decline in December, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Sedan Wholesale Values Strengthen Through 2018

Prior to 2018, sedans at auction had experienced three years of consecutive value declines. For sedan-heavy fleets, this may have meant an impact to total cost of ownership for those vehicles, as profits from remarketing them would have suffered. Now companies with sedan-heavy fleets may be finding that a window of opportunity to remarket those vehicles for better profit has emerged.

IAA Expands Towing App in Response to Florence

Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) is expanding the launch of its new towing app to aid towing and hauling contractors transporting vehicles impacted by Hurricane Florence and the resulting flooding.