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Truck Trailer Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 3715 & 5012  |  NAICS 336212 & 423110

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Truck Trailer Manufacturing  (view report)
Truck Body & Trailer Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
Tracks Magazine

Bimonthly magazine features news and information for light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers, with topics covered in various issues of this publication including industry news and trends, technical reports, association news and updates, company and product profiles, and legislative and regulatory issues and activities. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Penton Media
Resources available from this organization include:

Trailer/Body Builders Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for truck body and trailer manufacturers and dealers, with special features including the "North American Trailer Output Report" (February) which provides unit production data for the most recent year by manufacturer for the top 25 manufacturers and the "5-Year Forecast" (June) which forecasts industry-wide total production for the next 5 years.

North American Trailer Output Report
Annual report provides total unit production data for the most recent year by manufacturer for the top 25 North American manufacturers, and also includes production data for specific types of units (e.g., dry freight van, refrigerated van, flatbed, tank, dump, platform, curtainside, container chassis, refuse transfer, and dry bulk) for selected manufacturers. Current and prior reports are available free online.

Brady Media Group, LLC
NATDA Magazine

Bimonthly magazine features news and information for light and medium duty trailer dealers that sell utility, boat, camping, travel, and other special purpose trailers, with topics covered in various issues including industry news and developments, sales and marketing ideas, parts and service operations, new products and services, and dealer news and profiles. Digital editions can be viewed free online.

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, flatbed, liquid tanker, dry bulk tank, dump, lowbed, and specialty units used for hauling grain, livestock, logs, and automobiles.

ACT Research
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, dry bulk tank, grain, and others) for backlog, build, inventory, new orders, cancellation rate, net orders, and factory shipments for the current month and quarter and on a year-to-date basis with comparison to the prior year for trending analysis purposes.

Comprehensive reports provide in-depth coverage of the semi-trailer manufacturing industry in North America, with products lines covered in individual reports including automobile transport/car carriers, dry freight van, dump, hopper bottom grain, logging/chip van, lowbed/heavy-haul/oilfield, moving van, platform/curtainside, insulated/refrigerated van, and pneumatic dry bulk/bulk feed/liquid/vacuum tank.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Truck Trailer Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "336212" and "423110" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Truck Trailer Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "336212" and "423110" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial ratio analysis can be viewed free online.

National Trailer Dealers Association
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 data provided in the survey including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios categorized by annual sales, region, and profitability (typical v. high).

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as manufacturing engineer, production manager, production supervisor, CAD drafter, assembler, and welder, with employers for which this data is provided including Stoughton Trailers, LLC, Great Dane Limited Partnership, Trail King Industries, Inc., Polar Corporation, and Wabash National Corporation.

National Trailer Dealers Association
Dealer Compensation Survey

Annual NTDA dealer survey provides compensation information including base/straight-time salaries, overtime/bonuses/incentives, and total compensation for salaried and hourly personnel employed by independent semi-trailer dealers, with management personnel covered by the survey including CEO, CFO, general manager, sales manager, parts manager, service/repair manager, and office manager.

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