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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Rose 27% Y/Y in May

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Rose 27% Y/Y in May

| June 28, 2018

Net U.S. trailer orders were 22,900 not seasonally adjusted, off only 2% month-over-month, but this translated to a 27% increase when compared to May 2017. According to ACT Research, the dramatic seasonally adjusted strength in net orders, up 23% m/m, was highly dry van focused, as most other trailer categories saw seasonally adjusted sequential declines […]

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TRAC Intermodal Adds 2,000 Chassis to Gulf Region

TRAC Intermodal Adds 2,000 Chassis to Gulf Region

| June 28, 2018

To support the expected surge in U.S. resin exports and increased volume in the Gulf region, TRAC Intermodal is adding over 2,000 new and fully-refurbished premium chassis to its Gulf Regional Pool (TGRP), with more equipment additions planned for later this year.  This investment is part of TRAC’s broader Fleet Modernization program aimed at making […]

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May Net Trailer Orders Surge 29% Versus Last Year

May Net Trailer Orders Surge 29% Versus Last Year

| June 13, 2018

ACT’s preliminary estimate for May 2018 net trailer orders is 23,300 units. “Fleet investment continues at a torrid pace. Net trailer orders were up year-over-year for the 18th straight month in May. While normal seasonal patterns call for a month-over-month decline in the high teens, May net order volume was just 2% below April,” said […]

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U.S. Trailer Industry Total Net Orders Up 39% Y/Y in March

U.S. Trailer Industry Total Net Orders Up 39% Y/Y in March

| April 26, 2018

While the preliminary estimate was 29.5k, ACT Research is now reporting that the trailer industry closed March a bit stronger, with just over 30k net orders. “Although off 11% versus a very strong February, volume was up 39% y/y,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT Research. He continued, “Strong freight demand […]

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XTRA Lease Debuts Cargo Sensors, Silver Anniversary Trailers

XTRA Lease Debuts Cargo Sensors, Silver Anniversary Trailers

| April 10, 2018

XTRA Lease is marking its 25th anniversary in a big way – a silvery new look for its 2019-model trailers and cargo sensors to help fleets manage their trailers better. The company will add approximately 9,000 new trailers to its fleet in 2018. Dry vans and reefers will be adorned with silver logos and anniversary […]

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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 27% Y/Y in February

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 27% Y/Y in February

| March 27, 2018

February’s net trailer orders, while 14th highest on the all-time list, were the strongest February net order volume in industry history. “Dry vans and reefers were off sequentially; flatbeds had the best monthly gain,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT Research. He continued, “On a y/y basis, eight of the ten […]

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