ACT Research provides market data on commercial trailers as well as components and raw materials used in manufacturing trailers.


State of the Industry: 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 a 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 come complete with:

The types of business 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.

With a subscription comes access to various support materials via an online report dashboard at including:

  1. PDFs of:
    1. Current & YTD Flash
    2. Current report
  2. Tables including:
    1. Trailers, all categories
    2. Build Days per Month
    3. Season Factors
  3. Graph pack complete with 70+ graphs covering:
    1. Total Industry
    2. Total Trailers
    3. Net Orders by Trailer Type
    4. Backlog Trailer Type
    5. Factor Shipment by Trailer Type
    6. Build
    7. Fuel Analysis
    8. Inventory Total Trailers
  4. Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Need more information on the information and data ACT Research collects and reports on in our U.S. Trailers report? CLICK HERE to watch a presentation by Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of Commercial Vehicle Transportation Analysis and Research, reviews the state of the commercial trailer market at ACT’s Outlook Seminar 61 in August of 2019.

For more information about ACT’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers Report, CLICK HERE to access a sample report. Complimentary reports of the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers include: