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Key monthly metrics and forecasts for the N.A. trailer market



Historically, trailer orders were a leading economic indicator.

However, fleet buying patterns are different in the new economy.

Exorbitant commodity costs, supply chain disruptions, and the inability to purchase new trucks have altered the buying cycles for new trailers in this new economy. Fleet owners are experiencing high freight demand but struggling to secure build slots and holding back orders is the new normal. If your forecasts aren't based on fundamental demand, they will never be as accurate as they need to be.

Let our N.A. Trailer Analysis and Outlook be your guide to better forecasts!

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We bring our most recent trailer forecast and key market indicators to your fingertips each month so you can take the guesswork out of your decision-making.

Only our Freight•cast™ forecast bases demand on fundamental economic and freight dynamics so you can prepare your production schedules with precision.

Track the metrics that matter

Each month, we capture production schedules and sales updates directly from the industry's major builders so you'll have a data-driven forecast and updates on: 

  • Need to know info by trailer type for:
    • Total trailer market
    • Dry van
    • Refrigerated
    • Total vans
    • Total tanks
    • Major vocational
  • Key Market Indicators:
    • Backlog
    • Build For
    • Inventory
    • Net Orders
    • Factory Shipments
    • Backlog/Build Ratio
    • Inventory 
  • Exclusive FTR forecasts for:
    • Trailer production
    • Freight forecasts for dry van, refrigerated, specialized, and flatbed
    • Economic forecasts
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Data delivered how you need it

The N.A. Trailer Analysis and Outlook service was created to provide visibility into the fundamental drivers of trailer demand for organizations who don't need access to the raw data provided in our other trailer services.  The service consists of:

  • Monthly pdf report with key indicators
  • Direct access to the FTR Experts to answer your questions about what's driving market activity

Basing your production schedules on trailer orders only, means you are leaving money on the table.

Download a sample report to get a feel for how an unbiased 3rd party market intelligence service can help you guide your long-term decision-making.


Have additional questions? Select a day on the calendar to schedule a call so we can work through your specific challenges.

Quick chats help me understand your pain points better and provide an opportunity to put questions you have in front of our team of experts.


 Derek Young, AVP of Sales & Marketing