The trailer industry booked 22,017 net orders in April for a 12.3% month-over-month increase, although the gains were not universal across all trailer categories, according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).

“The widely ranging performance across the various trailer types was striking,” said Frank Maly, Director-CV Transportation with ACT Research.

“Dry vans supported the total industry with a 41.9% month-over-month gain, while reefer vans posted a 33.7% month-over-month decline. The reefer weakness was entirely from weak new orders, as cancellations were insignificant.”