Overview

Loaded up: Rising consumer spending has benefited demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s Local Freight Trucking in California Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Local Freight Trucking in California industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer spending has grown at a moderate rate, supporting demand for industry services
  • Consumer spending in California has increased, benefiting industry demand
  • Due to higher diesel prices, the industry will have higher surcharge revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Local Freight Trucking industry slowly expanded over the past five years, undergoing volatility on the way up. Industry operators provide general freight trucking services over short distances such as metropolitan areas or within states. Initially, consumer spending and industrial output increased demand for industry services, causing revenue to grow. Nevertheless, recent declines in diesel prices resulted in lower fuel surcharges, and at times, lackluster manufacturing output in California tempered demand. Therefore, in the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualized rate of only 0.8% to $6.8 billion, including a severe decline in revenue in 2016. However, revenue is expected to climb 5.0%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    In general, the location of industry establishments is correlated with population distribution. Areas with high populations account for the majority of economic output. Consequently, demand is generated for local trucking as goods need to transported to retailers and in between manufacturers and distributors. In particular, metropolitan areas generate demand for local trucking as goods need to be transported short distances, usually within the city limit.

    Southern California

    Southern California accounts for the majority of industry establishments. In particular, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, San Diego Area and Orange County are home to 34.2%, 14.9%, 6.3% and 3.8% of industry locations, respectively. Com..

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    Additional Insights for the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Access to quality personnel management
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Spending in California and Manufacturing GDP for California in the Local Freight Trucking in California industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide general freight trucking services over short distances. General freight companies handle a variety of commodities, which are usually palletized and transported in a container or van trailer. Local general freight trucking companies commonly provide trucking within a metropolitan area that may cross state lines, and the trips are typically same-day return.

    Industry Products
    Mixed freight
    High-value goods
    Other goods
    Industry Activities
    Local truckload delivery
    Local less-than-truckload (LTL) delivery
    General freight trucking on a local basis
    Bulk mail truck transportation on a contract and local basis

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Spending in California
  • Manufacturing GDP for California
  • Price of diesel
  • Freight transportation services index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand grows
  • Other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Income, manufacturing and fuel
  • Other trends
  • Table: Local Freight Trucking in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Local Freight Trucking in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Tire Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Other goods
  • Mixed freight
  • High-value goods
  • Chart: Local Freight Trucking in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Los Angeles market
  • Other California
  • San Francisco market
  • Sacramento market
  • Fresno market
  • San Diego market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities, depreciation and marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Local Freight Trucking in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry

  • Major Companies
    California Cartage CompanyFedEx FreightGardner Trucking Inc.Reddaway
  • Table: California Cartage Company - financial performance
  • Table: FedEx Freight - financial performance
  • Table: Gardner Trucking Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Reddaway - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Local Freight Trucking in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of diesel (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Fuel Surcharge
  • An additional charge introduced by transportation operators to cover the cost of fuel.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing raw materials for the immediate term only.
  • Less-Than-Truckload (Ltl)
  • Truck shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds.
  • Owner-Operator
  • A person who owns and operates the business. Many truck drivers in this industry are self-employed owner-operators.
  • Truckload
  • Truck shipments that weigh more than 10,000 pounds and are generally carried by semitrailers.
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