Market Stats http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7350/more en EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases 10% in March http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-10-march-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In March, EU commercial vehicle registrations increased 10%, totaling 266,902 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).</p> <p>This strong result is mainly due to Easter falling in March last year and in April this year. Demand was sustained by all segments and across most of the major EU markets. Spain (+24.3%), Germany (+17.3%), Italy (+17.0%) and France (+13.7%) all posted double-digit percentage gains, although registrations declined slightly in the United Kingdom (-1.3%).</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-10-march-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-10-march-0#comments Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:26:00 +0000 61331 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Additional Build Days Boost March Trailer Production: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/additional-build-days-boost-march-trailer-production-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year, according to ACT.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement came from a 94 upd sequential jump in the build rate,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, Director&ndash;CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. &ldquo;Even with that surge, it appears that the industry&rsquo;s additional production capacity is still not being fully utilized.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/additional-build-days-boost-march-trailer-production-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/additional-build-days-boost-march-trailer-production-act#comments Trailers Market Stats News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:46:00 +0000 61311 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Final Trailer Orders in March Increase 50% from Last Year: FTR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/final-trailer-orders-march-increase-50-last-year-ftr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final March net trailer orders at 20,500 units, down 20% m/m but up 50% versus a year ago.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dropoff from February for both dry and refrigerated vans is simply due to the start of a typical seasonal decline for trailer orders, and the strong year over year comparison reflecting a positive trailer order environment.&nbsp; Softening backlogs are also consistent with normal market conditions; production for March was robust.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/final-trailer-orders-march-increase-50-last-year-ftr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/final-trailer-orders-march-increase-50-last-year-ftr#comments Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:21:00 +0000 61151 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Preliminary Trailer Orders Up for Fourth Straight Month: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/preliminary-trailer-orders-fourth-straight-month-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT&rsquo;s preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is 21,500 units, a 45% increase over the same period a year ago and the fourth straight month with an increase.</p> <p>Final March volume will be available later this month.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/preliminary-trailer-orders-fourth-straight-month-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/preliminary-trailer-orders-fourth-straight-month-act#comments Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:20:00 +0000 61141 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck Sales Graphs March 2017 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/truck-sales-graphs-march-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Review truck sales figures from the month of March 2017 for trucks with GVWR over 10,000 lb. These graphs were compiled using data supplied by Wards Communications.</p> <p>Read the related article here: <a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march" target="_blank">Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Down 5% in March</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/truck-sales-graphs-march-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/truck-sales-graphs-march-2017#comments Market Stats Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:33:00 +0000 61131 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Down 5% in March http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Medium and heavy truck sales were down 5% in March over the same period a year ago and up 21% from the previous month, according to figures compiled by <a href="http://wardsauto.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Wards Communications</strong></a>.</p> <p>Dealers sold 62,631 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, down from March 2016 (65,740) and up from February 2017 (51,834).</p> <p>Compared with March 2016, Class 8 trucks were down 26% (14,793, compared to 20,034). Class 7 sales were 4,940, down 4% from 5,126.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march#comments Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:45:00 +0000 61121 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com East European Trailer Market Grows 5.1% in 2016 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/east-european-trailer-market-grows-51-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The East European trailer market grew by over 5.1% in 2016 and further growth is forecast for 2017, according to consulting group CLEAR International.</p> <p>The economic forecast for Eastern Europe is for stronger GDP and investment growth in 2017, which will result in recovering levels of trade and more demand for road transport.&nbsp; However, a cyclical slowdown affecting the whole region will lead to a fall in trailer demand in 2018 before growth resumes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/east-european-trailer-market-grows-51-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/east-european-trailer-market-grows-51-2016#comments Trailers Market Stats News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 61111 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Preliminary Class 5-8 Orders Reach 16-Month High in March: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-reach-16-month-high-march-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for March indicate industry net orders rose to a 16-month high at 47,300 units&mdash;a 19% improvement compared to last March.</p> <p>North American Class 8 net orders fell 100 units from February to 23,100 units. With a nominal, but positive, seasonal factor, adjustment boosts the month&rsquo;s order intake to 23,400 units, an increase of 2% from February&rsquo;s adjusted total.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-reach-16-month-high-march-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-reach-16-month-high-march-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:40:00 +0000 60991 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com March Class 8 Orders Exceed Expectations: FTR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/march-class-8-orders-exceed-expectations-ftr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Class 8 net orders reached 22,800 units in March, according to data tracked by research firm <a href="https://ftrintel.com/">FTR Transportation Intelligence</a> &ndash; slightly above expectations and much higher than a year ago for the third consecutive month.</p> <p>Though Class 8 net order volumes were essentially flat month-over-month, Don Ake, FTR&rsquo;s vice President of commercial vehicles, noted they were up 41% year-over-year in March with order backlogs now close to where they were a year ago.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/march-class-8-orders-exceed-expectations-ftr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/march-class-8-orders-exceed-expectations-ftr#comments Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:33:00 +0000 60891 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases 2% in February http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-2-february <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In February, the EU market for new commercial vehicles grew 2.7%, totaling 164,788 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).</p> <p>Demand was mostly driven by the light commercial vehicle and bus segments. Spain (+12.8%) and Italy (+11.4%) posted the highest increases, while registrations declined slightly in the United Kingdom (-2.6%) and Germany (-0.3%).</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-2-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-2-february#comments Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:45:00 +0000 60521 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com