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Platform Trailer Manufacturing Industry in North America

Publication Date: Feb 2019
Platform & Curtainside Trailers


Size, Shares, Segmentation, Competitors, Growth, Channels & Trends
2013 – 2017 Historical Data, 2018 Data & Analysis
2019 – 2023 Forecast

This market research report by SpecialtyResearch.net examines platform and curtainside trailer fabrication in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Over forty thousand units were manufactured by 69 companies in the USMCA (ex-NAFTA) market in 2018, for a combined annual output of $1.3 billion. The platform trailer segment is a fragmented market, with a large number of regional manufacturers. Despite this, the segment is dominated by the leading players, with the ten leading fabricators accounting for close to 80% of total units. Mexican manufacturers have also increased their participation, indicating that their favorable price point is assisting in market share gains. Many platform trailer manufacturers also fabricate other types of trailers, such as dump and tank trailers.
The construction industry is the main customer segment for platform trailers. Demand for these trailers is directly linked to the level of construction activity in the United States and Canada. Total construction starts in 2019 are expected to remain flat over 2018. However demand for platform trailers is projected to grow moderately through 2020, with replacement demand expected to be the main demand driver after 2019.
Curtainside trailers are a niche segment, and only two manufacturers fabricate these trailers in-house. Demand for curtainside trailers is mainly fulfilled by dealers of platform trailers who convert flatbed/drop deck units into curtainside trailers based on customer requirements.
Report Highlights

  • Market Size Estimates: Units & Dollars 2018; 5‑year History
  • Market Size Breakouts by Platform Type – Platform & Curtainside Trailers
  • Market Size Breakouts by Material
  • Competitor Shares and Breakouts by Type: Units & Dollars 2018
  • Market Analysis; Average Price; Channels
  • Shares by Region
  • Market Dynamics & Demand Factors
  • Outlook & Forecast 2019 – 2023
  • Key Manufacturer Data
  • Manufacturer Profiles
  • Excel database included for market size and competitive share breakouts – units and dollars for all 69 manufacturers

  • Significant primary research, through trade show visits and telephone contact
  • Wide knowledge and long work experience in the transportation/vehicular industries
  • Highly trained analysts with U.S. corporate background mentoring
  • Unique market size calculation methods tested over the years, with correlation algorithms
  • Succinct presentation focused on data and relevant analysis
  • Bottoms-up approach that provides an industry-wide database on all identified players, large and small

The report can be put to immediate use for sales and market planning, M&A identification, competitive share analysis, alliances and technology transfer considerations.




Product Types



Platform Trailers



Curtainside Trailers


Market Size Estimates – Units & Dollars 2018



Market Size Estimates: Historical – 2013 – 2017



Market Size Estimates: By Material


Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars



Manufacturers by Type



Manufacturers’ Product Mix



Market Shares: All



Market Shares: By Type



Market Shares: By Material


Market Analysis



Average Price



Distribution Channels


Market Dynamics & Demand Factors


Production by Region


Outlook 2019 – 2023


Key Manufacturer Data



Key Manufacturer Data: Alphabetical Order



Key Manufacturer Data: Rank Order – Units


Profiles of Manufacturers (69 companies profiled)

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