Keep on trucking: Pent-up demand and prebuying activity will drive growth

The Truck Dealers industry is continuing to expand over the five years to 2017, as downstream markets improved in line with the overall economy. Moreover, many freight trucking companies experienced a need for new fleets due to increasing trade volumes and manufacturing output. As a result, over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to increase. Industry revenue typically moves in line with factors such as manufacturing output, trade volume and construction activity. Both the local and the long-distance freight trucking sectors, two of the industry's primary markets, have experienced renewed demand in the past five years. Therefore, industry revenue was able to recover quickly during the period...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

  • Steady demand from the manufacturing and construction sectors is expected to sustain revenue growth
  • Operators experienced declining sales due to a truck driver shortage and weak freight demand
  • The industry will benefit from pent-up demand from downstream customers
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Truck Dealers industry has coasted over the past five years. The industry experienced strong demand, as its downstream markets continued to improve in line with the economy. Moreover, many freight trucking companies unleashed pent-up demand for new trucks, facilitating strong revenue gains, with revenue rising at double-digit rates in both 2014 and 2015. However, freight transportation has slowed in recent years, limiting the need for new trucks. Nevertheless, over the five years to 2017, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 3.1% to $86.3 billion, despite an anticipated 0.2% decline in 2017...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Truck Dealers Industry

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

  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • Use of high volume/low margin strategy
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from truck transportation and Total trade value in the Truck Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Truck Dealers Industry?

    This industry comprises operators that sell medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. In addition to new truck sales, many companies offer a wide variety of used trucks and new truck parts. Many dealers also provide truck repair services. This industry does not include light truck or sport utility vehicle (SUV) dealers.

    Industry Products
  • New trucks
  • Used trucks
  • Parts and repair services
  • Industry Activities
  • New commercial truck sales
  • Used commercial truck sales
  • Sales of commercial truck parts
  • Commercial truck repair services
  • 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
  • Total trade value
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Regulation

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets return to growth
  • Heavy-duty truck sales experience volatility
  • EPA initiatives impact profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustained demand
  • Regulation stiffens
  • Operating trends
  • Table: Truck Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Truck Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Moving Services
  • Automobile Towing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • New trucks
  • Parts and repair services
  • Used trucks
  • Chart: Truck Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Trucking industry
  • Domestic manufacturers
  • Construction sector
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Truck Dealers 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 Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Truck Dealers 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 Truck Dealers 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 Dealers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from truck transportation (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • A federal agency that monitors and sets guidelines for procedures and substances that may have environmental consequences.
  • Heavy-Duty Truck
  • A truck with a gross vehicle weight generally in excess of 19,500 pounds (i.e. Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks).
  • Medium-Duty Truck
  • A truck with a gross vehicle weight generally between 14,001 and 19,500 (i.e. Class 4 and 5 trucks).
  • Pre-Buy Activity
  • When firms purchase a good in excess of their actual demand in anticipation of price increases.
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