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North America Trailer Manufacturing Industry Report 2019 - 2018 Data & Outlook Forecasts 2019-2023 -

March 29, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 29, 2019--The “Trailer Manufacturing Industry in North America. 2018 Data, 2019-2023 Outlook” report has been added to’s offering.

This project is a rigorous investigation of the manufacture of 16 key types of trailers in the United States, Canada and Mexico, from commodity truck trailers to trailers for specialized applications. The report gives market size and competitor shares in units and dollars for each trailer type and sub-type.

Over 380,000 trailers were manufactured by approximately 250 companies in the USMCA (ex-NAFTA) market in 2018, for a combined annual output of $12.8 billion. While a significant part of the industry is accounted for by the top 25 companies, the rest of the industry is fragmented across several small, regional fabricators catering to regional and local demand. Of special note is the inclusion of Mexican manufacturers, with their significant share and growing influence in the North American market. Mexican manufacturers are producing trailers not only for domestic consumption but increasingly for exports into the United States and Latin American markets.


Trailer sales are forecast to continue to grow in 2019, albeit at rates lower than the torrid growth in 2018 and 2017. Several trailer manufacturers, especially van trailer manufacturers, are booked out until the third quarter of 2019. While all segments are expected to clock growth in 2019, platform trailers, tanker trailers and dry van trailers will be the better performing products. Refrigerated vans are beginning to see a cooling-off in the pace of new orders.

Specialized and niche trailer segments, such as belt trailers, hopper grain trailers and livestock trailers, move with trends in agricultural production and are expected to display low single-digit growth rates in 2019.

The dump trailer segment is highly fragmented with more than 100 manufacturers. Several dump trailer manufacturers also fabricate other types of trailers, such as platform, dry van or lowbed trailers. These product types are expected to grow at low single digit rates in the next two years, primarily driven by trends in the construction industry.

On the supply chain side, capacity constraints at the component manufacturer level are impacting delivery schedules and lead times. The import tariff regime imposed since 2017, particularly on steel and aluminum, is beginning to impact demand adversely as manufacturers pay additional tariffs for material imported from China.


Trailer Product Types Analyzed

1. Dry Freight & Moving Van Trailers

2. Refrigerated/Insulated Van Trailers

3. Lowbed/Heavy Haul Trailers

4. Platform Trailers

5. Liquid Tank Trailers

6. Dump Trailers

7. Hopper Bottom Grain Trailers

8. Pneumatic Dry Bulk Tank Trailers

9. 53-ft. Container Chassis

10. Transfer/Refuse Trailers

11. Belt (Live Floor) Trailers

12. Logging Trailers

13. Livestock Trailers

14. Vacuum Tank Trailers

15. Bulk Feed Tank Trailers

16. Chip Trailers

The report is provided in four parts:

  • Section 1 (94 pages): Industry Overview pulls together the 16 trailer segments examined in this report to provide consolidated market size and shares in units and dollars for all segments; market shares for the top 20 for the industry as a whole; outlook for all segments through 2023; production by region; and unit and dollar estimates by manufacturer for 252 North American manufacturers engaged in the fabrication of truck trailers.
  • Section 2 (289 pages): Analysis provides comprehensive quantification and market analysis for each of the 16 segments as self-contained reports, with breakouts of sub-types, and with commentary on materials, technology, market dynamics, production by region, and outlook to 2023.
  • Section 3 (305 pages): Company Profiles provides individual profiles of 252 manufacturers who have been identified as North American manufacturers/fabricators of the types of semi-trailers included in this project. Key information presented includes brief details of participants’ product mix, new products, niches and specializations, acquisitions, closures, consolidations, diversification, and overall strategy; estimated units of the relevant products manufactured by the company in 2018; estimated employees and revenue of the company in 2018; and key company personnel contacts.
  • Section 4 (22 Excel spreadsheets): Data Tables offers Excel spreadsheets for the various tables included in the report, including databases on all 252 companies, in units and dollars by segment, as well as by selected breakouts.

Key Topics Covered:

Table of Contents for Section 1: Industry Overview

1 Scope

2 Product Types

3 Market Size Estimates - Units & Dollars 2018

3.1 Market Size: by Segments - Rank Order - Units

3.2 Market Size: by Segments - Rank Order - Dollars

3.3 Market Size: By Country

4 Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars

4.1 Manufacturers by Type

4.2 Manufacturers’ Product Mix

4.3 Market Shares: All Products

4.3.1 Rank Order - Units

4.3.2 Rank Order - Dollars

5 Market Shares: By Trailer Type

5.1 Alphabetical Order - Units

5.2 Alphabetical Order - Dollars

6 Outlook 2019 - 2023

6.1 Outlook: All - By Country

6.2 Outlook: All - By Trailer Type

6.3 Outlook: United States

6.4 Outlook: Canada

6.5 Outlook: Mexico

7 Production by Region

7.1 By Region: Units

7.2 By Region: Dollars

7.3 By Region: Manufacturers

8 Key Manufacturer Data

8.1 Key Manufacturer Data: Alphabetical Order

8.2 Key Manufacturer Data: Rank Order

Each of the 16 segments in Section 2: Analysis is self-contained. Below is the standard Table of Contents for each segment (with minor variations within specific body types):

1 Product Types

2 Market Size Estimates - Units & Dollars 2018

2.1 Market Size Estimates: Historical - 2013 - 2017

3 Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars

3.1 Manufacturers by Type

3.2 Manufacturers’ Product Mix

3.3 Market Shares: All Products

3.4 Market Shares: By Type

4 Market Analysis

4.1 Average Price

4.2 Distribution Channels

5 Market Dynamics & Demand Factors

6 Production by Region

7 Outlook 2019 - 2023

8 Key Manufacturer Data

8.1 Key Manufacturer Data: Alphabetical Order

8.2 Key Manufacturer Data: Rank Order - Units

A list of the 252 companies profiled in Section 3: Company Profiles can be made available upon request for legitimate enquiries.

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