Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Truck Dealers industry took a double blow in the past five years, with industry revenue falling because of new, stricter EPA regulations as well as the constricting effects of the recession. Pent-up demand and pre-buying are currently driving growth in the industry, but another EPA requirement taking effect in 2014 will stifle the industry's ultimate growth. Revenue will rise slightly over the next five years, but overall the industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
There are eight truck classes, of which classes 4 and 5 are classified as medium duty and classes 6, 7 and 8 are classified as heavy duty. (Classes 1 through 3 are considered light- and medium-duty passenger vehicles, which are excluded from this industry.) Class 4 trucks, which weigh between 14,001 and 16,000 pounds, include landscaping utility vehicles, mini buses and small city delivery trucks. Class 5 trucks weigh between 16,001 and 19,500 pounds; examples of Class 5 trucks include bucket trucks, medium city delivery trucks and vans, and large walk-in vans.
Class 6 trucks weigh between 19,501 and 26,000 pounds, and include beverage trucks, single-axle trucks, school buses and rack trucks. Class 7 trucks weigh between 26,001 and 33,000 pounds... purchase to read more