Monthly market data updates

NTEA’s unrivaled comprehensive compilation and interpretation of market data, trends and forecasts provide an in-depth look into the work truck industry and is available to members (member login is required to access content).

NTEA OEM Monthly Chassis Report and supplemental data
Each month, NTEA compiles and analyzes critical data designed to help manufacturers of truck chassis and bodies effectively respond and react to market changes in a timely manner.

The Report provides:

  • Monthly industry overview
  • U.S./Mexico chassis sales
  • Nonconventional cab chassis sales in NAFTA countries
  • Canada chassis sales
  • Inventory trends and insights
  • Commercial van market trends
  • Commercial van market segment analysis
  • Commercial truck segment analysis
  • Looking ahead
  • Velocity model

Executive summary and looking ahead
What does all of this information mean to the work truck industry? What do these numbers mean for your business? NTEA Market Data and Research Director Steve Latin-Kasper provides a monthly wrap-up summary and forward-looking perspective detailing the direct impacts to the future of your business.

WardsAuto.com — U.S. truck retail sales
WardsAuto.com is pleased to bring detailed truck sales information to NTEA members through special arrangement. As a trusted provider of automotive and truck industry news, statistics and analysis for more than 80 years, WardsAuto.com offers key information to help users make better decisions for their businesses. Updates to the U.S. retail truck sales are available here on a monthly basis.

U.S. Census Bureau — housing starts
The trends in housing starts can be a key trigger to the overall increased or decreased use of work trucks. Monthly housing starts data is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau with a forecast by the National Association for Business Economics.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  steel and other metals prices  
The trend of steel and metal prices will always play a significant role in the work truck industry. Monthly steel and nonferrous metal prices are updated with information and data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

U.S. Energy Information Administration — oil/diesel/gasoline prices
Petroleum prices drastically impact the work truck industry. NTEA supplies members with this monthly report on oil, diesel and gasoline prices from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

NTEA — monthly box-off sales and shipment data  
Each month, NTEA compiles critical data designed to help manufacturers of truck chassis and bodies create and update their production plans.

  • NTEA — North American Truck Shipments from OEM Plants (Box-off Units) 
    NTEA compiles monthly production/shipment reports directly from OEMs in order to provide members with valuable data.
  • NTEA — North American Truck Retail Sales (Box-off Units)
    Monthly sales figures are compiled by NTEA to assist members in their planning processes.

If you have questions or want further clarification, contact NTEA Market Data and Research Director Steve Latin-Kasper at 248-479-8193 or stevelk@ntea.com. Steve has nearly 30 years of experience as an economist in the transportation industry and was named one of the country’s top economists in 2008 by Bloomberg Networks.