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Long-Distance Freight Trucking in the US: Market Research Report

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Long-Distance Freight Trucking Market Research Report | NAICS 48412 | Sep 2014

Keep on trucking: Increased consumer spending will boost inventory restocking and, in turn, industry demand

IBISWorld’s Long-Distance Freight Trucking market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$174bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
1,111,968
Businesses
349,820
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the recession, the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry faced difficult conditions and falling demand. Decreased consumer spending reduced the amount of freight requiring transport, causing revenue to fall. Nevertheless, as the economy recovers, consumers will spend more and demand for long-distance freight will increase. Average industry profit margins will also improve, due to higher demand for manufacturing and company acquisitions of more fuel-efficient vehicles... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

In the general freight market, barriers to entry are low. It is not difficult for someone with little capital, experience or expertise to enter the industry. As a result, there are a large number of small firms and nonemployers, which increases overall competition.

Long-distance freight trucking industry operators generally only need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and often must have their own truck. For driver's to obtain a CDL, most states require an individual to be 18 years old, but these requirements differ from state to state. Other factors, such as increasing compliance costs to meet environmental regulations, may also act as deterrents to entry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry?

Operators in the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry handle various commodities, usually palletized and transported in containers or van trailers. Establishments typically provide trucking between metropolitan areas and regions that may cross North American country borders. The industry includes establishments operating as truckload or less-than-truckload carriers.

Industry Products
Truckload carriersLess-than-truckload carriersOther services
 
Industry Activities
Long-distance truckload transitLong-distance less-than-truckload transit


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