Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Truck Dealers industry has traveled on a bumpy road over the past five years. In the aftermath of the recession, weak demand from the industry's principal markets, including the manufacturing, trucking and construction sectors, precipitated rock-bottom truck sales. However, the industry is poised for growth; the industry will benefit from pent-up demand from its downstream customers, as the age of their existing truck fleet grows and transport activity picks up.... 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