US trailer production steady

Total trailer production in the US grew by 14 per cent sequentially and nine per cent year on year in August, according to ACT Research.

According to ACT Research, August ties March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year, which is also three days longer than July.

“The longer schedule gave OEMs a bit of operational breathing room,” said ACT Research Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research, Frank Maly.

“Daily production of 1,189 units per day, the third highest of the year, was off seven units per day from July.”

The total US trailer backlog was off 10 per cent month over month and 11 per cent lower year over year in August.

“Backlog slipped below 100K for the first time since last October,” said Maly.

“While most vocational/specialty trailers backlogs are up versus last year, both dry vans and reefers are in the red, off 11 per cent and 39 per cent, respectively.”

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