Trucking along: Growing consumer spending will sustain industry growth in Michigan

The Local Freight Trucking industry in Michigan focuses on short-distance transportation of general goods and commodities in containers or dry van trailers. Local trucking is defined as transportation between terminals without crossing state lines. Many local businesses and consumers rely on industry services to adequately manage their own operations, whether it be manufacturers transporting parts or retailers re-stocking inventories. Overall, the Local Freight Trucking industry in Michigan has navigated its way to steady growth over the five years to 2018. Driven by healthy increases in consumer spending within the state, as well as a sturdy manufacturing sector, MI industry revenue has risen at an annualized rate of 1.3% to $1.3.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
14,966
Businesses
4,902

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from manufacturing in Michigan is expected to struggle, pressuring current industry growth levels

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry participation falls relatively in line with population distribution across the state. The state's establishments are concentrated in the Metro area of the state, which accounts for an estimated 53.7% of establishments. Operators in this region have easy access to key manufacturing hubs as well as the major consumer base for the state out of Detroit. Wayne County in particular is home to 33.9% of industry establishments. The county is the 19th-most populous in the country because it contains the city of Detroit. Furthermore, the county is home to Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company and United States Steel Corporation Great Lakes Works, which generate significant income for the county and create strong demand for industry services themselves. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Local Freight Trucking in Michigan Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Local Freight Trucking in Michigan 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 Michigan and Manufacturing GDP for Michigan in the Local Freight Trucking in Michigan industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Local Freight Trucking in Michigan 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
  • Finished products
  • Manufacturing inputs
  • High-value 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
  • Similar Industries
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Local Specialized Freight Trucking
  • Tank & Refrigeration Trucking
  • Toll Roads & Weigh Stations
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  • Local Freight Trucking in Pennsylvania
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  • Local Freight Trucking in New Jersey
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  • Local Freight Trucking in Wisconsin
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  • Local Freight Trucking in Washington
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  • Local Freight Trucking in North Carolina
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  • Local Freight Trucking in Minnesota
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  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending in Michigan
  • Manufacturing GDP for Michigan
  • Unemployment rate in Michigan
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Price of diesel

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

  • 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
  • Mixed freight
  • Finished products
  • Manufacturing inputs
  • High-value goods
  • Other
  • Chart: Local Freight Trucking in Michigan Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers/wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Local Freight Trucking in Michigan Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Local Freight Trucking in Michigan

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Evans Distribution Systems Inc., JK Transport Inc., Premier Freight Management Corporation,
  • Table: Evans Distribution Systems Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: JK Transport Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Premier Freight Management Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Local Freight Trucking in Michigan 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 Local Freight Trucking in Michigan Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of diesel (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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 100.0 and 10,000.0 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 10,000.0 pounds and are generally carried by semitrailers.
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