Used truck Euro-6 demand to increase throughout 2019 and 2020

Demand for Euro-6 stock will increase throughout 2019 and 2020, says Scania sales director Andrew Jamieson.

“The used truck market in 2019 and 2020 will be very buoyant, with high demand for Euro-6, but there is a huge problem with the levels of stock,” he said. “The 10-year vehicle parc only has six and a half years of stock in it.”

Jamieson says initial reluctance for operators to buy new Euro-6 vehicles as well as slow economic conditions at the beginning of the decade have left the UK with a large shortfall in units.

Uncertainty over clean air zones has also stifled purchasing which will limit stock in the secondary markets in years to come.

Nevertheless, 2018 has been a strong year for Scania with sales almost on a par with 2017.

“We’re currently just 61 units behind, which is less than 1%. Volumes have been more volatile across all sectors. We have a 33.5% share in construction, tractors volumes have remained fairly static but we’ve taken a slightly bigger share of the market. But 3-axle rigids have taken a hit mainly through things like car transporter sales.”