Trucking along: Rising demand drives revenue but wholesale bypass will threaten growth

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The potential improvement of US rail infrastructure threatens to reduce industry demand over the next five years
  • Increased environmental regulations often require truck parts replacements
  • The internet and other technologies are increasing the ability and ease of bypassing wholesalers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers industry has experienced strong growth over the five years to 2016. Industry revenue turned a corner in 2010, as demand for truck transportation trended in line with the economic recovery. As demand for new trucks rose and the use of existing national truck fleet grew, both truck manufacturers and truck repair and maintenance service providers increased demand for heavy-duty truck parts, supporting industry growth. Increased trucking activity has continued in subsequent years, and therefore, demand for industry products has grown as well. As a result, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow over the five years to 2016...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity for the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers industry is moderate. Initial capital investments include the purchase of machinery and equipment to lift and load merchandise, vehicles used for the delivery of merchandise and computer systems for the management of inventory. Machinery used in the maintenance and transport of inventories is relatively more complex and expensive to maintain than for general auto parts wholesalers given the heavy weight of truck parts. Additionally, the use of computer technology in inventory management reduces the costs involved in locating stock and storing additional unnecessary stock.

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    Additional Insights for the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry

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

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from truck transportation and Demand from truck and bus manufacturing in the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily engage in the merchant wholesale distribution of truck parts and supplies for heavy-duty and commercial trucks. Products include engine parts, differentials, transmissions, suspensions and cabs. New tires and tubes are excluded.

    Industry Products
    Mechanical parts
    Exterior and structural parts
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling engine parts
    Wholesaling differentials
    Wholesaling transmissions
    Wholesaling suspensions
    Wholesaling cabs

    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
  • Demand from truck and bus manufacturing
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Regulation for the Automotive sector
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Growing downstream demand
  • A boost from regulation
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Increased competition for truck transportation industries
  • Profit
  • Table: Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Mechanical parts
  • Exterior and structural parts
  • Electronics
  • Chart: Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Truck service providers
  • Truck manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent, utilities, marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers 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 Heavy Duty Truck Parts Dealers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Demand from truck transportation (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Heavy-Duty Truck
  • A truck with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds (i.e. class 7 and 8 trucks).
  • Throughput
  • The quantity or amount of raw material processed within a given time.
  • Wholesale
  • The sale and resale of goods to retailers, commercial customers and other wholesalers.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The phenomena by which manufacturers sell their products directly to retailers and other downstream markets, circumventing wholesalers.
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