The European Truck-Trailer Report

The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry 2010

Publication date: March 2018

Edition: Eighth

Frequency: Biennial

Format: Hard copy with on-line digital access

Price: GBP 995.00 + VAT / EUR 1,100.00 / USD 1,275.00

About the report

2018 sees Truck & Bus Builder celebrating 40 years of publication. It is through production of this highly regarded newsletter that the need for a specialist report on the heavy-duty (>6t gvw) trailer market in Europe became evident.

The manufacturing landscape of today is very different from when the first edition of The European Truck-Trailer Report was published in 2003. The report aims to provide an accurate and unbiased view of the key developments and trends occurring in the sector since the last edition.

As with previous editions, a main feature of the report is its detailed market statistics. Both registration and production figures for semi-trailers and heavy-duty drawbar trailers throughout Europe are provided with forecasts to the end of 2018. A breakdown by trailer segment by country is also provided where statistics are available and reliable.

The report is made up of 13 chapters with the first seven reviewing the industry in western and eastern Europe followed by the remaining focusing on the trends occurring within different market segments. These include: trailer chassis and bodies; refrigeration; bulk tankers and other specialist trailers; running gear and suspensions; brakes and braking systems and trailer component supplier developments. The report contains listings of the main trailer builders with contact details at the end of each country section and a key component supplier listing at the end of Chapter 13.

The European Truck-Trailer Report has become a highly regarded publication within the industry with many senior executives using it as a valuable sales planning and business development tool.


Chapter 1 - Overview of the European heavy-duty truck and trailer market

Chapter 2 - Truck and tractor unit manufacturing developments

Chapter 3 - An overview of the trailer industries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Chapter 4 - An overview of the trailer industry in southern Europe - France, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Chapter 5 - An overview of the trailer industry in Scandinavia - Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

Chapter 6 - An overview of the trailer industry in the Benelux countries, the UK and Ireland

Chapter 7 - An overview of the trailer industry in central and eastern Europe

Chapter 8 - Trailer superstructure development including box vans, curtainsiders and container carriers

Chapter 9 - Specialist trailer manufacturing trends

Chapter 10 - Refrigerated trailer trends

Chapter 11 - Trailer running gear, suspensions and tyres

Chapter 12 - Brakes and braking systems

Chapter 13 - Trailer component supplier developments