NTEA aids in market plan development

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has launched two new resources to help commercial truck and transportation equipment industry professionals develop market plans. Through data reported in Work and Vocational Truck Data Source: Truck Registrations by State, Class and Body Type, manufacturers and distributors are prepared to estimate potential aftermarket sales. Trailer manufacturers and dealers can establish the relative importance of each trailer body type in various geographic locations as well as determine truck tractor replacement rates through data reported in Work and Vocational Truck Tractor Data Source: Truck Tractor Registrations by State, Model Year and Trailer Body Type Most Often Pulled.

Both publications feature data taken from the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) conducted by the Bureau of the Census for 2002. VIUS results show the number of privately owned trucks and truck tractors registered in the United States on a quinquennial (every five years) basis. The VIUS includes information regarding body type, gross vehicle weight (GVW), miles traveled, type of equipment installed, and loads carried.

The NTEA compiled a subset of the VIUS registration database that relates truck body type to truck size, by state. This data, captured in Truck Registrations by State, Class and Body Type, identifies which body types are most prevalent in each state and ranks trucks with particular body types in a particular size range, by state.

To order, visit www.ntea.com, phone 800-441-6832, or e-mail [email protected]. Each costs $25 for members; $50 non-members. Purchasers of either Data Source also receive an electronic version of the report.

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