Freightliner prime mover in 2020

Searches for prime movers up – but enquiries down – in the first eight months of 2020


Searches for prime movers for sale on the Bauer Media Group truck classifieds network were up 5 per cent in the first eight months of the year, new data reveals.

Over 1,000 prime movers – from Atkinsons to Whites – are currently advertised for sale across the network comprising,,,,, and

In the period January 1–August 31, 2020, searches for prime movers for sale were 5 per cent higher than the same time last year, while enquiries were down 3 per cent.

Leading the way was Freightliner, which experienced a 41 per cent lift in searches in the period; ahead of UD (+22 per cent), Mack (+19 per cent), Sterling (+16 per cent), Mercedes-Benz (+15 per cent), Kenworth (+12 per cent) and Western Star (+12 per cent).

Conversely, Hino (-50 per cent), Isuzu (-37 per cent), International (-30 per cent), Scania (-23 per cent) and MAN (-22 per cent) experienced declines in buyer interest.

Ford (+400 per cent) and MAN (+400 per cent), meanwhile, generated the highest growth in enquiries in the period; while International (+143 per cent), Fuso (+100 per cent), UD (+50 per cent), Isuzu (+33 per cent), Scania (+18 per cent), Iveco (+18 per cent) and Mack (+7 per cent) also attracted increased attention.

In contrast, Mercedes-Benz (-52 per cent), Hino (-40 per cent) and Volvo (-31 per cent) garnered less buyer interest in the period.

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