This annual report tracks the yearly production of the largest trailer manufacturers in North America. Obtained by interviewing key managers of each company, this survey is conducted each year by Trailer/Body Builders. It lists the production of individual manufacturers—including the number of truck trailers, containers, and container chassis that were produced during the year. Last year’s rankings are of greatest interest to most people, but we also maintain this online archive of reports going back to 1998.
THE toughest part of selecting the right filler metal for any application is that, often, there is more than one right answer. In aluminum trailer and truck body manufacturing, the task is much simpler because the list of choices......More
EVERYBODY has always wanted work-life balance, but it’s more important today because the workplace has become a more high-pressure environment in the last five years than at any time since the Industrial Revolution....More
TRAILER shipments in the United States are forecast at 256,000 units this year, with steady growth through 2016, according to ACT Research. In his presentation, “Trailer Industry Outlook,” Steve Tam, vice president of......More
New trailer demand will increase 10% in 2014, according to consulting group CLEAR in a new report forecasting the market for heavy-goods trailers in Western Europe to 2018.
During 2012 and 2013, the date for European economic recovery was put back with each fresh economic forecast. However, in 2014 the forecast is for a solid recovery both in terms of the economic data and new trailer demand. Several of the countries covered by the West European Report will have trailer market growth of over 15%....More