NATDA Magazine Jan/Feb 2019 Jan2019Mag_FINAL - Page 38

2018 was a big year for the North American Trailer Dealers Association with a record-breaking 519 dealerships attending the 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention. However, the association wasn’t the only one that saw significant growth patterns. While the entire trailer industry saw a 1% growth across the United States, several states experienced a great deal of growth in trailer registrations. Overall, 60% of states reported an increase in trailer registrations with an average of 6% increase per state. Last year, 860,530 trailers registered through September, an increase of 6,576 compared to 2017. With the help of Statistical Surveys, we looked at the areas where the trailer industry really shined in 2018. To do this, we compared each state’s trailer registration numbers from January through September of 2017 with their 2018 counterparts. For an in-depth analysis of 2018, be sure to catch the first NATDA Dealership Performance Training webinar, hosted by Jeff Jones of Statistical Surveys, Inc. on February 28, 2019. Midwest northeast 1. North Dakota 19% 2. Michigan 9% 3. Wisconsin 3% southeast 1. connecticut 8% 2. maine 5% 3. rhode island 4% 1. south carolina 30% 2. florida 5% 3. arkansas 5% southwest west 1. oklahoma 22% 2. new mexico 9% 3. texas 5% 1. nevada 6% 2. idaho 5% 3. utah 5% *State-by-state statistics were configured using data provided by Statistical Surveys, Inc. determined by the number of trailer registrations reported per individual state. 38 NATDA Magazine www.natda.org