Keep on trucking: Adoption of new fuel-efficient technologies will support industry growth

Operators in the Truck and Bus Manufacturing industry experienced volatile swings over the past five years. Truck and bus manufacturers experienced heightened demand for their products as the economy improved in response to higher trade and freight volumes. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a second phase of emissions standards in 2017. As a result, truck manufacturers experienced increased demand for vehicles that are compliant with these standards. The next five years are expected to be brighter for the industry. Strengthening global growth will likely lead to higher trade and freight volumes and, in turn, increased demand for trucks to carry goods, creating greater demand for new truck purchases...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Over the past five years, many players have expanded internationally, with a particular focus on Asian and South American markets
  • Although volatile fuel prices are spurring technological change, they also benefit operators
  • The improving economy will boost freight demand, supporting industry growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    In general, this capital-intensive manufacturing industry presents several costs that can discourage some new entrants. For example, the high capital cost required for developing high-volume production facilities to benefit from economies of scale can act as a barrier to entry. Manufacturing trucks and buses must be done on a large scale to be profitable. A small company or single proprietors may not be able to find the necessary funding to even start a business.Additionally, the need to comply with stringent environmental regulations in the future would require substantial research and development (R&D) investment for an entrant, and can act as a deterrent. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from truck transportation and Trade-weighted index in the Truck & Bus Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture truck and bus chassis and assemble trucks, buses and other specialty heavy-duty vehicles, including ambulances and firefighting trucks. This industry includes heavy trucks used by freight companies but excludes passenger vehicles.

    Industry Products
  • Special-purpose trucks
  • Trucks for Classes 4 to 7
  • Class 8 trucks
  • Buses and firefighting vehicles
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing heavy-duty truck chassis
  • Assembling complete heavy-duty trucks
  • Assembling complete buses
  • Assembling heavy-duty motor vehicles for highway use
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from truck transportation
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Regulation for the Truck and Bus Manufacturing industry
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Early positive trends
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiatives
  • NAFTA’s role in international trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Turning around
  • Trade continues upward
  • A new lease on life
  • Table: Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Local Specialized Freight Trucking
  • Tank & Refrigeration Trucking
  • Scheduled and Charter Bus Services
  • Justice, Public Order and Safety Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Automobile Brakes Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Automobile Metal Stamping
  • Automobile Steering & Suspension Manufacturing
  • Automobile Transmission Manufacturing
  • Tire Wholesaling
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Class 8 trucks
  • Trucks for Classes 4 to 7
  • Buses and firefighting vehicles
  • Special-purpose trucks
  • Chart: Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Short-freight truckers
  • Long-freight truckers
  • School bus operators
  • Waste-collection companies, government and other markets
  • Other bus operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Truck & Bus Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Daimler AG, PACCAR Inc., AB Volvo, Navistar International Corp., New Flyer Industries Inc.,
  • Table: Daimler AG - financial performance
  • Table: PACCAR Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: AB Volvo - financial performance
  • Table: Navistar International Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: New Flyer Industries Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Truck & Bus Manufacturing 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 Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Heavy Truck Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Class 6 Trucks
  • Trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating between 19,501 and 26,000 pounds
  • Class 7 Trucks
  • Trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating between 26,001 and 33,000 pounds.
  • Class 8 Trucks
  • Trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating above 33,000 pounds.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
  • A federal agency that monitors and sets guidelines for procedures and substances that may have environmental consequences.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (Gvwr)
  • A measure of the allowable weight of a truck, including its trailer and cargo.
  • Heavy Trucks
  • Trucks categorized as either Class 6, 7 or 8.
  • Prebuy Activity
  • Purchases in excess of current demand, usually in anticipation of regulatory-related price increases.
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