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U.S. Trailer Market Report

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Sep 20, 2019 11:12:47 AM

_I would recommend ACT Research to anyone that’s looking for in-depth insight into what’s happening in the commercial vehicle markets. The expertise and knowledge that goes into the service they provide, there’s not  (1)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:


ACT’s 63rd Outlook Seminar is scheduled for August 11-13, 2020, and will feature truck dealer, emerging technology, and economic panels, as well as discussions on near-term demand of North American commercial vehicle markets and the pending impact of electrification on the market in the near future. Click here for seminar information.

ACT Research hosts a series of one-hour webinars focused on the commercial vehicle industry. The first 45 minutes are devoted to a review of the commercial vehicle (CV) industry with emphasis on the economy, trucking trends, and industry statistics that provide insight on the direction of CV production and sales. Short-term forecasts are presented and explained. The remaining 15 minutes of the teleconference are devoted to questions and discussions with participants. All conferences begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Click Here to register for our next Webinar.

ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. ACT’s analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as banking and investment companies. ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel. ACT Research executives have received peer recognition, including election to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics, appointment as Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council, and the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators’ Most Accurate Economic Forecast over a four-year period. ACT Research senior staff members have earned accolades including Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast, Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook, and USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters. More information can be found at

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