US trailer sales going up

Total trailer production in the US was up 12 per cent in May, and two per cent better than last year, according to ACT Research.

“The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” explained Frank Maly, Director CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT – adding that gains in dry vans and reefers led the way last month.

“Trailer volumes were up 11 per cent sequentially in May, with over 24,000 trailers shipped.

“May shipments were nearly equivalent year-over-year, with volume off less than 1 per cent,” he added.

“Seasonally adjusted volume was 25,132, which was also up 11 per cent month-over-month from the corresponding April measure.”

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