Truck-trailer manufacturers anticipated an industry slowdown in 2020 after the transportation equipment markets set records in 2018 and 2019. But no one was expecting a global pandemic and the widespread shutdowns that threw the economy for a loop, disrupted the supply chain, and prompted employers to revamp processes to protect the labor force from the spread of COVID-19.
So the run of five years in a row during which the Top 25 trailer manufacturers built more than 300,000 trailers ended with 2020. Still, even with the challenges, 2020 marked the tenth consecutive year that trailer output has exceeded 200,000 units.
See Trailer-Body Builders annual report to find out who made the list of the Top 25 trailer manufacturers for the year, along with their comments on expectations for 2021.