Commercial Vehicle & Transportation

State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers

ACT’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report is the leading report for trailer market data. ACT boasts the most trailer OEMs reporting data on a monthly basis, leading to better, more defined market information.

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SOI: U.S. Trailers

Trucks are only beneficial if you have a trailer to move the freight. To continue to understand the entirety of the commercial vehicle market, you can’t only understand heavy-duty and medium-duty truck production, or used truck sales, you also need an understanding of the scope of the trailer market. ACT Research produces the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report for this very purpose. A monthly report to review the current U.S. trailer market statistics and U.S. trailer original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) build plans, this report comes complete with market indicators for all major trailer types.

The types of businesses that are interested in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report are manufacturers in the commercial trailer production supply chain, and any company following the investment value of commercial trailers and trailer OEM suppliers.

Businesses are using this report to better understand the monthly state of the commercial trailer market, especially as it relates to changes in near-term performance. Other users, including OEMs, suppliers, investors, lenders, lease/rental companies, and fleets, rely on this report for insights into market direction and change, in particular volumes and values, as well as the unique enlightenment it provides into how trailers are used in the real world.

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Monthly Market Indicators

All Trailer Types
  • Backlog
  • Build
  • Inventory
  • New Orders
  • Cancellations
  • Net Orders
  • Factory Shipments

Market Segments

Trailer Types
  • Dry Vans
  • Reefers
  • Platform
  • Heavy Lowbed
  • Dump
  • Liquid Tank
  • Bulk Tank
  • Specialty/Others
  • Dollies
  • Chassis
  • Containers

Market Insights

Addition Report Info & Data
  • Executive Summary
  • Rolling Six-Month Industry Build Plan
  • PowerPoint Graph Pack
  • Market Flash
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Mike Zimm

BMO Commercial Finance

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More Than A Report

In addition to the report, subscribers gain access to:

  • Current Month Report
  • Current & YTD Flash
  • Trailers, All Categories Table
  • Seasonal Factors Tables

  • Build & Sales Days per Month Table
  • Presentation Ready Graph Pack with 70+ Graphs

  • Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Presentation Ready Graphs

One of the most beneficial yet underrated added benefits to a subscription is the Graph Pack. Updated monthly, we pre-build more than 70 presentation-ready graphs for your benefit. With our decades of experience, we’ve pre-built the various scenarios needed for executive-level presentations.

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For participating trailer OEMs, we collect the following data for all trailer types: backlog, build, inventory, new orders, cancellations, net orders, and factory shipments. It’s free to participate and no company is mentioned in the report to maintain confidentiality. Interested in providing data? Click the button below to connect with our team and start the process.

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