Tough year for trailers

Schenck, Paul
February 2008
Trailer / Body Builders;Feb2008, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the production output of truck trailer manufacturers in North America in 2007 based on the results of the "Trailer/Body Builders" annual survey. There was a 22% decline in the number of trailers produced by the 30 leading trailer firms. It implies that the increase in demand for petroleum products contributed to the new production records set by tank trailer manufacturers. Great Dane LP built about 48,000 truck trailers while Hyundai Translead produced 12,950 trailers.


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