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U.S. Trailer Market Report

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

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. The report is a monthly report to review the current U.S. Trailer Market Statistics and U.S. Trailer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) Build Plans.


With this report comes information on:

  • Monthly market indicators for all major trailer types: dry vans, reefers, platform, heavy lowbed, dump, liquid tank, bulk tank, all other/specialty, plus dollies, chassis, and containers.

  • Market indicators including industry backlog, build, inventory, new orders, cancellations, net orders, and factory shipments.

  • Rolling six-month industry build plan.

  • Historical monthly market indicators dating from 1996 in Excel spreadsheet, and a graph package in PowerPoint.

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

Businesses are using this report to better understand the monthly state of the 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.

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. Executive staff appointments include a seat on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics and Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council. Accolades include 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

For more information about ACT’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, or complimentary reports of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 report, or State of the Industry: U.S. Used Trucks


Topics: freight, freight forecast, freight rate, transportation, logistics, shipping, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, commercial truck report, supply chain

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