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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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Trailer Orders Up 43% from July 2016, Down from June

Trailer Orders Up 43% from July 2016, Down from June

| August 16, 2017

Preliminary estimates from ACT Research indicate that the trailer manufacturing industry recorded 14,450 July orders for trailer units “We saw continued strong year-over-year net order performance last month. As has been the pattern, solid dry van commitments helped lead the total industry, with significant year-over-year gains in flatbed trailers occurring as well,” said Frank Maly, […]

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June Trailer Production Up 6%

June Trailer Production Up 6%

| July 26, 2017

Total trailer production surpassed 27,000 June, capitalizing on one of the longer work schedules of the year. “Eight of ten trailer categories had higher production month over month,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Flatbeds posted the best sequential gain.” A jump in build rates, combined with a seasonally […]

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May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

| June 21, 2017

Total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Gains in dry vans […]

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May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

| June 15, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for May net trailer orders is 17,850 units. “Net orders were off approximately 14% m/m, but that was actually better than expected since historic order patterns call for decline in excess of 20% in May,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research. He continued, “The major May story […]

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