Truck Trailer Manufacturers and Dealers
SIC 3715 & 5012 | NAICS 336212 & 423110
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Bimonthly magazine features news and information for light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers that manufacture utility, boat, camping, travel, and other special purpose trailers, with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including industry news, developments, and trends, technical reports, NATM member news and updates, company and product profiles, and government affairs updates.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Information resources available from this organization include:
Trailer/Body Builders Magazine
North American Trailer Output Report
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for light- and medium-duty trailer dealers that sell utility, boat, camping, travel, and other special purpose trailers (GVWR 11,794 kg/26,000 lb or less), with topics covered in each issue including recent news and developments, sales and marketing ideas, parts and service department operations, new products and services, and company news and profiles.
FTR Transportation Intelligence
North American Commercial Truck & Trailer Outlook
Subscription-based market research service with online database access provides in-depth analysis of current business conditions and the forecast production outlook for the commercial trailer industry, with product segments covered including dry van, refrigerated (reefer) van, flat bed, liquid tank, dry tank, dump, lowboy/bed, and specialty units used for hauling grain, livestock, logs, and automobiles.
State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers
Monthly research publication provides detailed statistics by type of unit (dry van, reefer van, platform, heavy lowbed, medium lowbed, dump, liquid tank, bulk tank, grain, other) for backlog, build, inventory, new orders, orders canceled, net orders, and factory shipments for the current month, current quarter, and on a year-to-date basis with comparison to the same periods in prior year for trending analysis.
Market research reports provide comprehensive coverage of the trailer manufacturing industry in North America, with products lines covered in individual research reports including automobile transport/car carrier, dry freight van, dump, hopper bottom grain, logging & chip, lowboy/heavy haul/oilfield, moving van, platform/curtainside, refrigerated truck/van, refrigerated van, and dry bulk/liquid/gas tanker units.
Financial Benchmarking Data
Truck Trailer Manufacturers and Distributors
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Dealer Financial Performance Survey
Annual NTDA financial survey allows dealers to compare their operation with the operations of other independent semi-trailer dealers in terms of product mix, gross margins, productivity measures, and operating expenses, with financial measures provided in the survey including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios categorized by annual net sales and geographic region.
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Dealer Compensation Survey
Annual NTDA dealer survey provides compensation information, including base/straight-time salaries, overtime/bonuses/incentives, and sales commissions, for salaried and hourly personnel employed by independent semi-trailer dealers, and also provides information on employee fringe benefits such vacation, holidays, sick leave, health savings accounts, health insurance, and retirement programs.
Truck Trailer Manufacturing
Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as buyer, chief operating officer, design engineer, mechanical engineer, maintenance technician, and welder, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Great Dane Trailers, LLC, Polar Corporation, Supreme Corporation, Vantage Trailers, Inc., and Wabash National Corporation.
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