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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

TRAC Intermodal Gears Up for Resin Export Growth at Gulf Ports

TRAC Intermodal Gears Up for Resin Export Growth at Gulf Ports

| March 2, 2018

TRAC Intermodal is expanding its chassis fleet in the Gulf Region to meet an expected surge in U.S. resin exports.  The TRAC Gulf Regional Pool (TGRP) now offers the largest and most modern fleet of chassis in the ports of Houston, Dallas, Mobile, New Orleans and El Paso as well as several other locations. TRAC […]

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U.S. Trailer Orders Rose 24% Y/Y in January

U.S. Trailer Orders Rose 24% Y/Y in January

| February 26, 2018

Following historically strong net order volumes in 2017’s final two months, January US trailer orders continued the pattern, booking the fifth best order month in history. “Reefers led the way booking that product’s strongest month in history, while total trailer orders were up 24% y/y,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT […]

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Trailer Industry Opens 2018 on Record Volume

Trailer Industry Opens 2018 on Record Volume

| February 16, 2018

Trailer industry is off to a record haul in 2017 as ACT’s preliminary estimate for January 2018 net trailer orders is 39,100 units. “January net orders came in 22% better year-over-year. While down 15% from December, that’s a comparison to the second-best month in industry history and was the best January on record,” said Frank […]

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Trailer Industry December Net Orders Surge

Trailer Industry December Net Orders Surge

| January 16, 2018

ACT’s preliminary estimate for December 2017 net trailer orders is 45,200 units. “Net orders were up 7% versus a very solid November and 30% better year-over-year,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research. “December net order volume was the second best in history, only trailing the October 2014 all-time record of […]

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U.S. Trailer Backlog Improves Month Over Month, Build Up 2% Year Over Year

U.S. Trailer Backlog Improves Month Over Month, Build Up 2% Year Over Year

| December 26, 2017

U.S. Trailer backlog continued to be positive in November, with a stronger than expected 18% sequential improvement, which was more than double the gains projected by seasonals. “Dry vans, up 23% month over month, and reefers, up 18% month over month, provided most of the support; most vocational trailer categories posted single-digit gains,” said Frank […]

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U.S. Trailer Market Backlog Improves Month Over Month and Year Over Year

U.S. Trailer Market Backlog Improves Month Over Month and Year Over Year

| November 24, 2017

The U.S. trailer market backlog continued to be positive in October, with a stronger than expected improvement of 6% month over month and 8% year over year. “Eight of ten categories were up month over month, with liquid tanks and reefers the outliers,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT Research. He continued, […]

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