The North American Trailer Dealers Association’s (NATDA) first, industry-wide survey, the NATDA Dealer Satisfaction Report, concluded, giving manufacturers an accurate report of dealers’ confidence levels in their products and services.
The confidential survey provided dealers an opportunity to anonymously rank all their manufacturers in a variety of key categories. With the results, manufacturers now have non-biased rankings, indicating the areas where they can improve, NATDA stated. The individual results will remain confidential for each manufacturer, but the combined averages of all manufacturers provide an idea of where dealers would like to see the industry develop.
Dealers, according to the survey, are generally pleased with the industry’s overall trailer design, reliability and quality, giving them the highest marks in the survey. However, it’s clear that shipping lead time and a lack of digital media support is still plaguing the industry.
For the Dealer Satisfaction Report’s full rankings, please see the graphic below: