Preliminary reports from ACT Research show that net trailer orders in September were 25,7000 units, which are up by around 45 per cent from August but 10 per cent lower than the same month last year.
ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report provides a monthly review of the current United States trailer market statistics, as well as trailer OEM build plans and market indicators divided by all major trailer types.
ACT Research Director CV Market Research & Publications, Jennifer McNealy, said that with more 2023 orderboards opening, September net orders rose in seasonal fashion.
“As the OEMs open next year’s build schedules more fully, they are reporting that most of the build slots made available have been filled,” she said.
“While up 45 per cent from August on a nominal basis, seasonal adjustment narrows the sequential gap appreciably to around 5 per cent m/m growth.
“Additionally, some trailer manufacturers are reporting expectations that when they do open the remainder of their 2023 orderboards in the next few months, those spots will also fill rapidly, despite no firm pricing available at this point.”
Final September results will be available later this month.