En route: Improvements in consumer spending and construction activity will drive growth

The Local Specialized Freight Trucking industry has expanded over the five years to 2017. During this period, steady increases in disposable income and relatively low rates of unemployment fueled consumer spending on commercial goods, generating demand for the transportation of manufacturing inputs, climate-controlled products and other specialized freight. Additionally, the industry has benefited from the proliferation of just-in-time inventory management, as this system requires frequent use of for-hire specialized truck carriers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industry services has improved in line with recovering economic conditions
  • Falling fuel prices have reduced operating costs for many industry players
  • As the use of JIT delivery expands, customer will require specialized trucking services more frequently
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Local Specialized Freight Trucking industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2022, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, measured by industry value added, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.2%. Comparatively, US GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1% during the same period. The similarity between these growth rates is a reflection of the industry's mature status.Industry carriers also play an essential role in the movement of goods from producers to markets, with most freight tonnage in the United States transported by truck. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry

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

  • Accessibility to consumers
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to attract local support
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Industrial production index in the Local Specialized Freight Trucking industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide specialized road transportation for cargo using trucks and trailers. Local trucking establishments provide trucking within metropolitan areas that may cross state lines, and trips are often same-day return. Specialized freight transportation is the movement of cargo that requires specialized equipment for transportation because of the shipment’s size, weight and shape.

    Industry Products
  • Dry bulk transportation
  • Bulk liquid and gas transportation
  • Waste transportation and disposal
  • Livestock transportation
  • Climate-controlled transportation
  • Automobile transportation
  • Other transportation and value-added services
  • Industry Activities
  • Local agricultural products trucking
  • Providing local automobile carrier services
  • Local bulk liquid trucking
  • Local dump trucking and flatbed trucking
  • Local refrigerated products trucking
  • 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
  • Industrial production index
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Price of diesel
  • US oil and gas production index
  • Value of construction

  • Current Performance
  • Growing demand
  • Headwinds
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Moderate demand
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Fuel Dealers
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other transportation and value-added services
  • Dry bulk transportation
  • Bulk liquid and gas transportation
  • Waste transportation and disposal
  • Climate-controlled transportation
  • Livestock transportation
  • Automobile transportation
  • Chart: Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Mining sector
  • Petroleum, gas and chemical extraction and processing sectors
  • Other
  • Manufacturing and automotive sectors
  • Agricultural sector
  • Construction sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Local Specialized Freight Trucking 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 Specialized Freight Trucking Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Industrial production index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Fuel Surcharge
  • An additional charge introduced by transport operators to cover the increased cost of fuel. It is charged in addition to the freight rate.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing the raw materials that are needed for the immediate term only.
  • Less-Than-Truckload
  • Truck shipments between 100 pounds and 10,000 pounds.
  • Truckload
  • Truck shipments that weigh greater than 10,000 pounds. These shipments are generally carried by semi-trailers.
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