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ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for July 2019 net trailer orders is 9,900 units. Preliminary Net Orders jumped 65 percent versus June but were 66 percent lower than July Last Year.  Final volume will be available later this month. “While net... Read Story
August 15, 2019, 07:10 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 11,300 were down 27 percent month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 6,000 units, down 42 percent from May and down 70 percent from June a year ago. Year-to-date net orders are 43 percent... Read Story
July 28, 2019, 07:22 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units. Final volume will be available later this month. “Several aspects of June trailer orders were disappointing. Total new orders continued to slide, coming in below... Read Story
July 17, 2019, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 15,500 were down 16 percent month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 10,500 units, down 28 percent from April. Year-to-date, net orders are 40 percent below last year, according to this... Read Story
June 27, 2019, 07:05 AM


According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders have eased meaningfully since November of 2018, as year-over-year-comparisons have now been in the red for the last five months, but order... Read Story
June 03, 2019, 07:00 AM


New U.S. trailer orders of 18,600 were up 4 percent month-over-month in April, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 14,700 units, down 6 percent from March. Orders were down 23 percent year over year.Year-to-date, net orders are... Read Story
May 23, 2019, 06:55 AM


According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 retail sales and build remain at cycle highs, but signs are multiplying that the market momentum will start declining during the second half of this year. At the same time... Read Story
May 21, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for April 2019 net trailer orders is 14,500 units, the lowest since July 2017. It is down 7 percent from March and 38 percent below a year ago.“Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several... Read Story
May 20, 2019, 07:00 AM


U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the fourth straight month in March, but OEMs still booked nearly 16,000 net orders during the month, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
April 26, 2019, 07:05 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for March 2019 net trailer orders is 15,600 units. Final volume will be available later this month.“It appears that the industry entered a bit of a holding pattern in March, as order volume declined significantly... Read Story
April 15, 2019, 07:05 AM


XTRA Lease, a leading provider of over-the-road trailer rentals and leases, announced it is investing more than $300 million to purchase more than 10,000 new trailers in 2019. It’s the largest capital investment made by XTRA Lease for trailers in a... Read Story
April 08, 2019, 07:05 AM


U.S. trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the third straight month in February, but OEMs still booked nearly 24,000 net orders during the month, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
March 25, 2019, 07:00 AM


U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the fourth month in a row, but it’s all relative when one considers that more than 26,000 net orders were posted in January, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
February 27, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for January 2019 net trailer orders is 25,800 units. Final volume will be available later this month.“While the industry had the weakest January order volume since 2016, it was still sufficient enough to generate... Read Story
February 21, 2019, 07:10 AM


After 26 years at the helm of Trailcon Leasing, Inc., Al Boughton announced Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Brown will take over as President. Boughton will stay active in the business, supporting Brown and the rest of the leadership... Read Story
February 01, 2019, 07:28 AM


U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the third month in a row, but it is all relative when one considers that nearly 28,000 net orders were posted in December, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
January 28, 2019, 07:00 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for December 2018 net trailer orders is 27,800 units, 39 percent from November. Full-year 2018 orders totaled more than 420,000, rising 35 percent.  “Considering the long-running order strength, December’s pause... Read Story
January 17, 2019, 07:18 AM


U.S. trailer order volume slid sequentially for the second month in a row, but it’s all relative when one considers that more than 45,000 net orders were posted in November, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S... Read Story
December 21, 2018, 07:10 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for November 2018 net trailer orders is 43,600 units--marking the the fifth-best month in industry history for trailer OEMs.“Trailer orders continued to set records in November. Led by dry vans, OEMs saw the... Read Story
December 17, 2018, 07:20 AM


After September’s all-time net order record, volume softened only a small degree in October, with volumes ranked as the second-best month in industry history at more than 55,000 trailers entering the orderboard, according to this month’s issue of ACT... Read Story
November 28, 2018, 07:17 AM


The U.S. trailer industry set net order records throughout the third quarter of 2018, with both July and August being the strongest months in industry history, according to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The quarter... Read Story
November 26, 2018, 07:20 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for October 2018 net trailer orders is 55,250 units. “After posting the highest monthly net order volume in history in September, the trailer industry continued at a breakneck pace in October. Our projection ranks... Read Story
November 13, 2018, 07:05 AM


September orders continued to reflect the early opening to the 2018/19 order season. Total trailer net orders of more than 58,000 units were up 52 percent month over month and 135 percent better than a year ago, according to this month’s issue of ACT... Read Story
October 25, 2018, 07:15 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for September 2018 net trailer orders is 58,200 units—a monthly record net order volume.“Fleets reached a never-before-seen trailer order level in September. OEMs booked over 58k trailers last month, shattering the... Read Story
October 16, 2018, 07:10 AM


August orders continued to reflect the early opening to the 2018/19 order season. Total trailer net orders of more than 38,000 units were up 31 percent month over month and 142 percent better than this time last year, according to this month’s issue... Read Story
September 26, 2018, 07:10 AM


  ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for August 2018 net trailer orders is 38,200 units. “Fleets continued to invest at a torrid pace in August, following a robust July. Industry net orders of 38,200 trailers were up more than 30 percent from July... Read Story
September 18, 2018, 07:10 AM


U.S. trailer orders set a record for the month of July, coming in at a surprising 28,000 units, FTR reported. Trailer orders have now totaled an impressive 350,000 units for the past 12 months.  Orders were up 109 percent year over year.Original... Read Story
August 24, 2018, 07:20 AM


Bestpass, a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced a new trailer pay-by-plate solution to help trailer rental and leasing companies avoid costly and time-consuming... Read Story
August 24, 2018, 06:55 AM


At more than twice the level of last July, and the strongest July in industry history, more than 29,000 net orders were booked in July. According to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, every trailer... Read Story
August 21, 2018, 07:10 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for July 2018 net trailer orders is 29,300 units. Final July volume will be available later this month. “After a steady June, fleets came roaring back into the market in July. OEMs had their strongest July net... Read Story
August 17, 2018, 07:05 AM


I Squared Capital (ISQ), an independent global infrastructure investment manager, has finalized the acquisition, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, and acquired 100 percent interest in TIP Trailer Services, one of the leading pan-European... Read Story
August 08, 2018, 07:12 AM


While orders have been extremely strong, the industry’s long string of year over year net order gains came to an end in June. According to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, net orders of 20,048 trailers... Read Story
July 25, 2018, 07:12 AM


Mckinney Trailer Rentals, a California-based provider of trailer rentals, leases and sales in the Western U.S and Texas, announced the acquisition of the assets of Fleet Trailer, LLC of Denver. Mckinney Trailer Rentals operates multiple branch... Read Story
July 24, 2018, 07:05 AM


In June, U.S. trailer orders fell for the sixth month in a row with preliminary orders reported by FTR at 18,600 units. Trailer orders have now totaled 335,000 units for the past 12 months.The market has entered the traditional slow-order summer... Read Story
July 24, 2018, 06:58 AM


Seasonal patterns predicted a significant sequential net order decline in May. Net orders were 22,900, not seasonally adjusted, off only 2 percent month-over-month, but this translated to a 27 percent increase when compared with May 2017. According... Read Story
June 28, 2018, 07:03 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for May 2018 net trailer orders is 23,300 units. “Fleet investment continues at a torrid pace. Net trailer orders were up year-over-year for the 18th straight month in May. While normal seasonal patterns call for a... Read Story
June 13, 2018, 07:05 AM


While the preliminary estimate was 23,100, ACT Research is now reporting that the trailer industry closed April a bit stronger, with just below 24,000 net orders.“The final result outpaced our preliminary estimate, an indication of the continuing... Read Story
May 25, 2018, 07:10 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for April 2018 net trailer orders is 23,100 units. “April was the 17th consecutive month of year-over-year gains for net orders, an indication of strong fleet confidence in current business conditions, as well as a... Read Story
May 11, 2018, 07:10 AM


HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on aviation and tourism, logistics and financial services, announced an agreement to sell TIP Trailer Services, a leading equipment service provider, to I Squared Capital, an independent global... Read Story
May 10, 2018, 07:22 AM


FTR reported preliminary March trailer orders at 27,500, which reflect a typical seasonal decline from February, down 16 percent.  However, orders were historically strong with order activity at the highest level for the month of March since 2014 and... Read Story
April 17, 2018, 07:15 AM


ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for March 2018 net trailer orders is 29,500 units. “Strong freight demand and tight capacity have encouraged fleets to continue to invest in new equipment. Improving freight rates will positively impact their... Read Story
April 16, 2018, 07:05 AM


ENGS Commercial Finance Co. has closed a $225.4 million equipment securitization through ENGS Commercial Finance Trust 2018-1.This is ENGS’ third securitization transaction since 2015, collateralized by a segregated pool of commercial loan contracts... Read Story
March 27, 2018, 07:20 AM


Price Digests introduced enhanced Commercial Truck VIN Decoding capabilities with nearly 1,000 unique commercial trailer models added. The Commercial Trailer VIN Decoding now offers a cost-effective and time-saving advantage for the modern truck and... Read Story
March 23, 2018, 07:25 AM


Following historically strong net order volumes in 2017’s final two months, January U.S. trailer net orders continued the pattern, booking the fifth best order month in history. “Reefers led the way booking that product’s strongest month in history... Read Story
February 26, 2018, 07:00 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for January 2018 net trailer orders is 39,100 units. Final January volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows the company to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/-... Read Story
February 16, 2018, 07:17 AM


ACT Research reported the year closed on an extremely strong note, with 45,700 net orders posted to the backlog. That was the second highest net order month in the industry’s history, trailing only October 2014.“Major support came from dry vans... Read Story
January 25, 2018, 07:00 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for December 2017 net trailer orders is 45,200 units. Final December volume will be available later this month. Our methodology allows us to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the... Read Story
January 16, 2018, 06:35 AM


Price Digests, the leading asset data provider to the commercial insurance and equipment finance industries, has launched a new solution that brings scale and efficiency to valuing large on-highway truck and trailer fleets. Leveraging... Read Story
December 14, 2017, 07:05 AM


Backlog continued to be positive in October, with a stronger than expected improvement of 6% month over month and 8% year over year. “Eight of ten categories were up month over month, with liquid tanks and reefers the outliers,” said Frank Maly... Read Story
November 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for October net trailer orders is 32,000 units. Final October volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows them to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the... Read Story
November 17, 2017, 07:06 AM


August ties March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year, which is also three days longer than July. Capitalizing on the additional work days, a sequential increase in U.S. trailer build was expected in August. “The longer schedule... Read Story
September 25, 2017, 06:47 AM


SunTx Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service companies, announced that it has acquired a majority equity interest in Freedom Truck Finance, a commercial specialty... Read Story
September 08, 2017, 07:30 AM


Total trailer production surpassed 27,000 June, capitalizing on one of the longer work schedules of the year. “Eight of ten trailer categories had higher production month over month,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research... Read Story
July 31, 2017, 07:04 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for June net trailer orders is 20,375 units. Final June volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows them to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the final... Read Story
July 19, 2017, 07:15 AM


Wabash National Corporation announced that Mark Weber, senior vice president and group president of Diversified Products, has left the company effective immediately to pursue other opportunities. Brent Yeagy, president and chief operating officer... Read Story
June 19, 2017, 06:53 AM


Graebel Van Lines, one of the nation's largest privately-owned moving companies, has shut down operations and is selling more than 850 of its trucks and trailers at Ritchie Bros. unreserved public auctions across the United States in 2017. Every item... Read Story
May 26, 2017, 07:10 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for April Net Trailer Orders is 20,200 units. Final April volume will be available later this month. ACT's methodology allows the company to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the... Read Story
May 16, 2017, 06:39 AM


Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year. “Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the... Read Story
April 26, 2017, 06:52 AM


The industry closed the first month of the year with orders up 92% year-over-year, however volume was still off 6% sequentially, as total net orders approached 33,000 units. Seasonal adjustment made January the best order month in the past fixteen. ... Read Story
February 22, 2017, 07:01 AM


Premier Trailer Leasing announced it is opening new branch locations in Phoenix and Kansas City, Kan. The new Premier locations are at 1820 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. and 6759 Inland Drive, Kansas City, Kan. These locations will provide more... Read Story
February 07, 2017, 06:00 AM


The industry closed 2016 on a solid note, as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015. Despite that solid y/y performance, both new and net orders were down 5% from the previous month.... Read Story
January 23, 2017, 07:06 AM


The DAT North American Freight Index rose 8 percent in December, capping off an extraordinarily strong month for spot truckload freight and six straight months of increased volume, said DAT Solutions, which operates the largest trucking load board... Read Story
January 17, 2017, 08:04 AM


Great Western Leasing and Sales ("GWLS") announced the acquisition of Quality Trailer Sales. Quality Trailer Sales, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a full-service trailer dealership providing new and used equipment sales and rentals as well as a... Read Story
January 06, 2017, 07:10 AM


New and net trailer orders surged in November, strongly indicating that the trailer buying season has begun. Driven mostly by Dry Vans, November net orders climbed 71% month-over-month, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 07:00 AM


ACT’s preliminary estimate for November, 2016 U.S. net trailer orders is 36,300 units; final November volumes will be available later this month. According to ACT, their methodology allows ACT to generate an early estimate of the market that should... Read Story
December 16, 2016, 07:00 AM


New and net trailer orders climbed in October, driven both by Dry Vans and Reefers. Even with October’s rebound though, orders are still behind from last year by a wide margin, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
November 28, 2016, 06:50 AM


Trailer net orders rose 52% month over month in August, but contracted a disappointing 37% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“Much of August’s improvement came from... Read Story
September 21, 2016, 07:04 AM


Trailer net orders fell 25% month over month, and contracted a staggering 50% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The second half of the year opened on a disappointing... Read Story
August 22, 2016, 06:00 PM


Trailer net orders fell nearly 14% month over month, and contracted 10% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“New orders continued to ease in May, following seasonally... Read Story
June 27, 2016, 07:29 AM


Trailer net orders rose 12% month over month, but contracted 7% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“New orders continued to meander in April, the result of fleet... Read Story
May 25, 2016, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders fell 30% month over month and 36% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The 2015/16 order season ended not with a bang but a whimper, not entirely... Read Story
April 26, 2016, 07:32 AM


Trailer net orders rose 26% month over month and 3.5% year over year according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“Large fleets continue to drive the market, and low cancellations show that... Read Story
March 25, 2016, 06:49 AM


Sequential changes in U.S. trailer data were directionally correct…orders were down, inventory and build rates were up, and cancellations were inconsequential, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT... Read Story
February 26, 2016, 07:03 AM


Trailer net orders in November gained 18% m/m and 10% y/y. According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the solid order season continues for this segment of the commercial vehicle industry.“It... Read Story
December 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders in October, exceeding 33,000 units, were down 7% from September and 30% on a year-over-year basis. Nevertheless, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the solid order... Read Story
November 25, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Alta Group has completed a comprehensive remarketing program for Key Equipment Finance, resulting in the sale of 3,051 off-lease domestic dry van containers to an undisclosed buyer, Carl C. Chrappa, senior managing director of asset management... Read Story
November 06, 2015, 07:12 AM


Trailer net orders in September, at nearly 36,000 units, rose almost 47% from August’s pace, up 12% on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“While September’s... Read Story
October 29, 2015, 06:58 AM


American Trailer Works (ATW), North America’s largest manufacturer of utility and cargo trailers, announced an agreement with Northpoint Commercial Finance to provide an ATW-branded inventory finance program for its broad network of independent... Read Story
October 23, 2015, 07:10 AM


Headhaul Capital Partners LLC and Argosy Investment Partners V announced  the acquisition of Great Western Leasing and Sales, LLC ("GWLS") in partnership with the existing management team.  Great Western Leasing is a leading full-service, integrated... Read Story
October 14, 2015, 06:56 AM


Trailer net orders in August, at more than 24,500 units, rose nearly 21% from July’s pace, but eased 0.4% on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The industry... Read Story
September 23, 2015, 06:53 AM


Wood Creek Capital Management, LLC (“Wood Creek”) announced it has completed the merger of Milestone Equipment Holdings (“Milestone”), US Trailer Holdings I and II (collectively, “USTH”) and Quest Capital Group (“Quest”). The merger adds... Read Story
July 13, 2015, 06:31 AM


Trailer net orders in April, at 18,000 units, slid 22% versus March, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The fact that net orders are down y/y for the third consecutive month will... Read Story
May 26, 2015, 07:02 AM


Trailer net orders in March, at 23,190 units, rose 12% over February, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“While large fleets made order commitments in the last four months of 2014... Read Story
April 24, 2015, 07:00 AM


Trailer net orders in February, at 20,700 units, were down nearly 31% from January and off 30% year over year. These results were published in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The story hasn’t... Read Story
March 27, 2015, 06:00 AM


Trailer net orders in January, at 19,853, were down nearly 32% from December’s very strong order volume, but rose 18% year over year. These results were published in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.... Read Story
February 27, 2015, 07:00 AM


Nearly 44,000 net orders were posted in December, the second strongest month on record for the trailer industry, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). For total year 2014, net orders... Read Story
January 28, 2015, 07:00 AM


Milestone Equipment Holdings, LLC announced the appointment of Sarah Johnson as President of Highway Branch Operations, effective immediately. She will step into the role previously held by Stephen Ellison, who is retiring, and will report to Jeff... Read Story
January 22, 2015, 07:03 AM


November trailer orders were just over 36,000 units, up 43% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The opening months of this order cycle reflect unprecedented strength,”... Read Story
December 22, 2014, 07:00 AM


October saw a record demand for the trailer industry, with 47,810 net orders placed, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“October net orders were up more than 90% year over year,” said... Read Story
November 26, 2014, 07:00 AM


Priority One Financial Services, Inc., the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, partners with NATDA to create a host of opportunities for  North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) members.NATDA members will... Read Story
November 18, 2014, 07:06 AM


September saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, with 32,194 net orders placed, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“The pace of orders continues to... Read Story
October 27, 2014, 07:12 AM


August saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Both new and net orders posted gains of 30% month over month in... Read Story
September 29, 2014, 06:46 AM


The start of the second half of the year continued to reflect the strength of the first six months with July net orders of 19,280 trailers, up 37% year over year. Year-to-date net orders of 179k are up 44% over the same period last year. This... Read Story
August 28, 2014, 07:00 AM


June net orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year. Year-to-date net orders of 156k are up 45% over the same period last year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
July 24, 2014, 06:15 AM


The trailer industry booked 22,300 net orders in May according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“May net orders rose 52% year over year,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation... Read Story
June 25, 2014, 05:00 AM


Premier Trailer Leasing, a leading provider of trailer rental and leasing assets to the shipping and trucking industry, announced it has acquired certain assets of Trailer Fleet International, a leading provider of trailer rental and leasing services... Read Story
June 05, 2014, 07:00 AM


The October to April trailer industry order season gained 25% over the 2012-2013 season according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Most of the strength came from dry and reefer vans. “April... Read Story
May 27, 2014, 06:00 AM


Trailer order volumes eased month over month in April, but large fleet commitments were still providing support, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Cancellations posted single-digit... Read Story
April 30, 2014, 05:58 AM


TAB Bank announced it has provided a $5.7 million asset-based credit facility for a transportation company located in the Southeast. The company operates a fleet of approximately 100 tractors and 115 trailers and is primarily a truckload refrigerated... Read Story
April 24, 2014, 06:00 AM


According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), new trailer order volumes of 32,143 trailers netted to 29,947 units after cancellations. “Net orders were up 17% sequentially and up 68% from the... Read Story
March 24, 2014, 06:56 AM


Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year over year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“Seven of the ten trailer categories had y/y growth in... Read Story
February 27, 2014, 06:10 AM


FTR has released their 2014 forecast for the U.S. Trailer Market segmented by trailer type.  FTR, for the first time, presents their quarterly trailer forecast individually for dry van, reefer van, flatbed, liquid tank, dry tank, dump, low bed and... Read Story
February 24, 2014, 06:56 AM


The trailer industry saw a 14% month over month gain in net orders in December, as six of the ten trailer categories posted positive results. For 2013, a total of 231,700 orders were booked, down just under 2% from 2012’s result. This was the third... Read Story
January 27, 2014, 06:00 AM


According to the  most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the robust 43% month-over-month gain in net orders in October was followed by November’s less vigorous 3% month-over-month improvement. Strength... Read Story
December 27, 2013, 06:36 AM


According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), the fall order season for trailers kicked off with an impressive 43% month over month net order gain. Total net orders were 24,900 units. The... Read Story
November 25, 2013, 06:30 AM


De Lage Landen Financial Services announced its U.S. partnership with heavy-duty trailer manufacturer Kalyn Siebert. The partnership expands De Lage Landen’s presence in the transportation sector, while leveraging the company’s knowledge  and... Read Story
November 05, 2013, 07:00 AM


September was the second straight month where trailer industry net orders were above the 240K rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. Despite that strength, industry backlogs continue to be thin. This information was included in the most recent State of... Read Story
October 29, 2013, 06:49 AM


Every trailer category posted month over month order gains in August, according to the most recent update on industry performance reported in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). Net orders of 15,780 units... Read Story
September 30, 2013, 06:36 AM


Even with the appropriate seasonal perspective, trailer order volume was below expectations in July. July net orders of 12,739 units were down 17% month over month. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry:... Read Story
August 27, 2013, 06:26 AM


Nearly 15,400 net trailer orders were received in June, up 7% from May. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).“June’s cancellation rate was only half of... Read Story
July 26, 2013, 06:57 AM


New trailer orders of 15,660 trailers fell 30% month over month but the result was mostly due a comparison to a very strong April. May’s volume was more in line with seasonal expectations, according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
June 25, 2013, 06:35 AM


After suffering a weak March, net trailer orders jumped 29% month over month in April, stronger than predicted by seasonality. However, year to date, net orders lag by 10% compared to 2012. This update on industry performance was reported in the... Read Story
May 24, 2013, 07:01 AM


CIT Group Inc. announced that CIT Corporate Finance provided a $20 million senior secured loan to Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), one of the largest locally-owned transportation providers in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico. The financing... Read Story
May 09, 2013, 07:05 AM


Net trailer orders for March were down 6% month over month and 12% year over year. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Although orders are down, the... Read Story
April 24, 2013, 06:00 AM


Priority One Financial Services, the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, introduces commercial use RVs, fifth wheels and utility/mobile trailers to its equipment financing service. Earlier this year, Priority One... Read Story
April 19, 2013, 07:00 AM


According to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), despite declining from January levels, February commercial trailer orders were strong enough to maintain industry backlogs. Caution, but not... Read Story
March 27, 2013, 07:00 AM


The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-to-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog. This update on... Read Story
February 25, 2013, 07:00 AM


CIT Group announced that it arranged a $50 million senior secured term loan to Avenel, NJ-based Dana Transport, one of the transport industry’s leading carriers and servicing companies. CIT Capital Equipment Finance served as Lead Arranger, Sole Book... Read Story
February 05, 2013, 07:15 AM


According to latest update on the used truck market reported in the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, the wholesale used market was the only segment to grow from 2011 to 2012, up 3%.... Read Story
January 30, 2013, 06:30 AM


New trailer orders slid back slightly month over month in November with 22,306 net orders on the books. The comparison was against a very strong October. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S.... Read Story
December 27, 2012, 07:31 AM


New trailer orders rose by nearly a third from September to 24,707 units in October. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “Dry vans were responsible... Read Story
November 26, 2012, 07:37 AM


Net orders for trailers jumped 11% month over month in September, rising to 16,990 units. That is a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 224,800 units. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 06:37 AM


The Class 8 market continued to experience weak orders and falling backlogs. Build rates exceeded the pace of incoming orders again in July. Classes 5-7 continued to be a model of consistency with orders in line with build and steady, if low... Read Story
August 24, 2012, 07:00 AM


Transport Topics reported Trailer Leasing Alliance (TLA) launched a full-service trailer leasing operations with 16,000 late-model 53-foot trailers.  The equipment was recently acquired by US Trailer Holdings, TLA said July 31. According to the... Read Story
August 16, 2012, 06:29 AM


A fleet of approximately 27,000 over-the-road trailers previously owned by Transport International Pool, Inc. ("TIP"), a subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation, was acquired by Wood Creek Capital Management ("Wood Creek"), Bowman Sales... Read Story
July 20, 2012, 07:19 AM


Trailer industry orders softened in May. Given that orders in May have fallen below April volumes in ten of the past 12 years, the decline was anticipated. That they fell as far as they did – down 23% month over month on a seasonally adjusted basis –... Read Story
June 26, 2012, 03:00 PM


ACT Research lowered its Class 8 build expectations for the second half of the year due to continuing softness in demand in its June issue of the ACT N.A. Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. Expectations for medium-duty build were unchanged. The trailer... Read Story
June 13, 2012, 06:45 AM


According to the IBISWorld report on the Truck Trailer Manufacturing industry, the truck trailer manufacturing industry’s revenue is expected to grow during the five years to 2017 as firms will have to adapt to new technologies that make truck... Read Story
May 03, 2012, 07:00 AM


Net orders for trailers fell 11% month-over-month in March, but for the quarter were almost identical to orders in Q1 2011. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 06:30 AM


ACT Research reported that in February, the performance differences between total vans and all other trailers was striking: net orders for total van trailers were off 32% month over month while all other trailers posted a gain of 31%. This update on... Read Story
March 28, 2012, 07:00 AM


GE Capital’s Spring 2012 Industry Research Monitor on Truck Transportation indicates the U.S. economy and freight indicators are holding steady. According to the report, high asset age, increased capacity utilization and improving used equipment... Read Story
March 19, 2012, 07:45 AM


January trailer net orders eased from December to 26,000 units, but they were the strongest orders for the first month of the year since 2006. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers... Read Story
February 27, 2012, 06:30 AM


ACT Research reported that despite a continuation of strong build, incrementally stronger orders allowed the Class 8 backlog to rise in January to 125,200 units, the highest backlog volume since last July. Classes 5-7 backlog rose to 36,500 units.... Read Story
February 22, 2012, 07:00 AM


NewStar Financial Inc. announced that it has closed a $150 million secured credit facility through a financing subsidiary known as NewStar Commercial Funding 2012-1 LLC with an affiliate of Natixis Financial Products LLC. The proceeds will be used to... Read Story
February 22, 2012, 06:30 AM


NewStar Financial, Inc., a specialized commercial finance company, today reported net income of $6.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. On an adjusted basis, net income was $6.6 million, which reflected $0.2 million after-tax non-cash equity... Read Story
February 16, 2012, 06:30 AM


ACT Research remains bullish on Class 8 in the medium to longer term, according to the February issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). “We look for economic activity in 2012 to expand at a... Read Story
February 14, 2012, 07:15 AM


In a press release issued by Wabash National, Dick Giromini, President and Chief Executive Officer, offered commentary on the company’s fourth quarter and full year results on trailer shipments stating, “New trailer shipments of 13,600 for the fourth... Read Story
February 13, 2012, 07:00 AM