Keep on trucking: Growth in trade volumes and retiring baby boomers will strengthen demand

IBISWorld’s Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improved credit access and high trade volumes will stimulate industry growth
  • Profit margins have benefited from substantial labor cuts enacted during the height of the recession
  • Higher level of trade will require more trailers to transport extra freight, bolstering sales at the manufacturing level

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Truck, Trailer and Motor Home Manufacturing industry produce motor vehicle bodies, truck trailers, motor homes and recreational vehicles (RVs). Industry demand improved due to heightened demand from truck transportation, greater domestic trips made by US residents and a rising total trade value. With the economy continuing to strengthen, industry revenue is expected to increase as credit access and consumer spending gradually improve. Demographic trends that support the industry, such as the retirement of baby boomers, and sustained high trade volumes will continue to drive growth through 2022...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Truck, Trailer and Motor Home Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2022, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, measured by industry value added (IVA), is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 5.8%, compared with GDP growth of 2.0% over the same time period. Although IVA is expected to grow at a faster rate than the overall economy, the high growth can be attributed to cyclical forces; the industry started at a relatively low base due to the economic downturn.

    This industry's two main activities, RV manufacturing and truck trailer manufacturing, are highly cyclical and subject to major revenue swings. Truck-trailer manufacturing primarily serves freight trucking companies. Whe..

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    Additional Insights for the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to expand or cut operating divisions in line with market conditions
  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from truck transportation and Domestic trips by US residents in the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily produce motor vehicle bodies and cabs, truck, automobile and utility trailers, truck trailer chassis, detachable trailer bodies and detachable trailer chassis.

    Industry Products
    Motor vehicle bodies
    Truck trailers
    Motor homes
    Travel trailers and campers
    Industry Activities
    Semi-truck trailer
    Motorized RV and motor home
    Towable RV

    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
  • Demand from truck transportation
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older
  • Total trade value
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Demand surges off a low base
  • Merging lanes
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Green concerns
  • Popularity contest
  • Table: Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Scheduled and Charter Bus Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Motor vehicle bodies
  • Travel trailers and campers
  • Truck trailers
  • Motor homes
  • Chart: Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Freight operators
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal CompetitionExternal Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Thor Industries Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Table: Thor Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing 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 Truck, Trailer & Motor Home 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)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Dry Van
  • The simplest type of truck trailer, consisting of an empty box mounted on a trailer chassis.
  • Frac Tank
  • A tank used to hold water or a proppant when a well is being fractured.
  • Platform Sharing
  • A product development method where different products and the brand attached share the same materials and designs.
  • Reefer
  • A refrigerated truck trailer used for transporting temperature-sensitive goods.
  • Towable Rv
  • A type of RV that must be attached to a separate vehicle using a trailer hitch.
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