Over the five years to 2017, the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry in California has improved strongly as increases in consumer spending within and outside of the state have driven demand for trucking services. Although massive declines in the price of diesel fuel curbed industry growth in 2015 and 2016, high fuel prices preceding those years and strengthening demand for a variety of goods has kept the industry at a healthy pace of expansion. IBISWorld expects overall industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 2.4% over the five years to 2017 to reach $15.1 billion this year. Industry revenue is expected to rise by 4.2% in 2017 due to a forecast spike in diesel fuel prices...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$15bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
93,267
Businesses
48,279

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand from various sectors will contribute to strong growth in the industry
  • A shortage of qualified drivers plagues the industry, causing wages to grow rapidly
  • Volatile diesel prices will make it difficult for industry operators to estimate future costs
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Long-distance trucking services primarily consist of two segments: truckload freight, including consignments weighing more than 10,000 pounds, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight, including consignments weighing between 150 and 10,000 pounds. Although some companies specialize in just one segment, many operators provide both truckload and LTL services. Companies also often provide long-distance transportation of intermodal containers, as well as other related services, such as freight forwarding and warehousing. Consequently, many large companies generate a substantial portion of revenue from activities not directly associated with this industry.Truckload carriersTruckload carriers dominate the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry in California. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California Industry

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

  • Market research and understanding
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Freight transportation services index and Manufacturing GDP for California in the Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California 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 state or North American country borders. The industry includes establishments operating as truckload or less-than-truckload carriers in California.

    Industry Products
  • Truckload carrier services
  • Less-than-truckload carrier services
  • Intermodal container shipping
  • Other transportation services
  • Industry Activities
  • Long-distance truckload transit
  • Long-distance less-than-truckload transit
  • Long-distance intermodal container transit
  • Similar Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Local Specialized Freight Trucking
  • Toll Roads & Weigh Stations
  • Public Storage & Warehousing
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services
  • Local Freight Trucking in California
  • Local Freight Trucking in New York
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in New York
  • Local Freight Trucking in Illinois
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Illinois
  • Local Freight Trucking in Texas
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Texas
  • Local Freight Trucking in Florida
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Florida
  • Local Freight Trucking in Massachusetts
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Massachusetts
  • Local Freight Trucking in Ohio
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Ohio
  • Local Freight Trucking in Pennsylvania
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Pennsylvania
  • Local Freight Trucking in New Jersey
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in New Jersey
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Georgia
  • Local Freight Trucking in Michigan
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Michigan
  • Local Freight Trucking in Wisconsin
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Wisconsin
  • Local Freight Trucking in Washington
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Washington
  • Local Freight Trucking in Virginia
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Virginia
  • Local Freight Trucking in Tennessee
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Tennessee
  • Local Freight Trucking in North Carolina
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in North Carolina
  • Local Freight Trucking in Minnesota
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Minnesota
  • Local Freight Trucking in Maryland
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Maryland
  • Local Freight Trucking in Colorado
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Colorado
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Manufacturing GDP for California
  • Total Exports from California
  • Government funding for highways
  • Price of diesel

  • Current Performance
  • Recovery from downsizing during the recession
  • Fuel prices pressure costs
  • External business trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Limiting factors
  • Profit declines
  • Table: Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Freight Forwarding Brokerages & Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Fuel Dealers
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Tire Dealers
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Truckload carrier services
  • Less-than-truckload carrier services
  • Other transportation services
  • Intermodal container shipping
  • Chart: Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Retail and wholesale sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Maintenance and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California Industry

  • California Cartage Company, Gardner Trucking Inc., J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., YRC Worldwide Inc.,
  • Table: California Cartage Company - financial performance
  • Table: Gardner Trucking Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: YRC Worldwide Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Long-Distance 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • CA - Total Exports from California (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Delivered In-Full On-Time (Difot)
  • A measurement of delivery performance in a supply chain that evaluates how often customers get what they want at the time they want it.
  • Electronic Logging Device (Eld)
  • An electronic device capable of automatically tracking when and for how long a vehicle is in motion.
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • An additional charge introduced by transportation operators to cover the increased cost of fuel.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing raw materials needed for the immediate term only.
  • Less-Than-Truckload (Ltl)
  • Truck shipments weighing between 100 and 10,000 pounds.
  • Truckload
  • Truck shipments weighing more than 10,000 pounds and generally carried by semitrailers.
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