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Long-Distance Freight Trucking in the US: Market Research Report

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Long-Distance Freight Trucking Market Research Report | NAICS 48412 | Jan 2017

Still trucking: Growing trade volumes will support steady industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Long-Distance Freight Trucking market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$182bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
1,091,602
Businesses
388,698
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Due to fragmentation, operators experience intense price competition and generally earn low profit margins
  • Despite higher revenue, average industry profit margins remained stifled
  • Crude oil’s price volatility will make it difficult for industry operators to estimate future costs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Following the recession, the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry returned to growth as household disposable income grew, leading to increases in industrial production and general trade volume. Although massive drops in fuel prices have recently hurt industry revenue, a less sizable drop in 2016 is expected to be mitigated by a relatively strong increase in disposable income, which boosts consumer spending and supports demand for long-distance freight transportation. In the coming years, trucking will continue to be the most widely used mode of freight transportation, although the industry will experience increased competition due to fluctuations in fuel prices and greater consumer concern regarding environmental sustainability... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographical distribution of industry establishments largely reflects the industrial and agricultural output spread and land-bridging activity of imports in the United States. Land bridging is the interchange of freight between ocean transportation and different forms of ground transportation, including long-distance freight trucking and rail. Large container ships unload cargo on the West Coast and then distribute the cargo by land to the East Coast via Chicago. Transporting goods across the United States via truck rather than across the Panama Channel via ship saves about one week of transit time. This has become increasingly critical to consumers of industry services as just-in-time inventory has become more prominent.

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Additional Insights for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Freight transportation services index and Industrial production index in the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry?

    Operators in the Long-Distance Freight Trucking industry handle various commodities, usually palletized and transported in containers or van trailers. Establishments typically provide trucking between metropolitan areas and regions that may cross North American country borders. The industry includes establishments operating as truckload or less-than-truckload carriers.

    Industry Products
    Truckload carriersLess-than-truckload carriersOther transportation services
     
    Industry Activities
    Long-distance truckload transitLong-distance less-than-truckload transit


    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
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Industrial production index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of diesel
  • Total trade value
  • Current Performance
  • Recovery from downsizing during recession
  • Fuel prices pressure costs
  • External business trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Limiting factors
  • Profit improvements
  • Table: Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Freight Forwarding Brokerages & Agencies
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Fuel Dealers
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Tire Dealers
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Other transportation services
  • Truckload carriers
  • Less-than-truckload carriers
  • Chart: Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Retail and wholesale sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Long-Distance 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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Long-Distance Freight Trucking Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Diesel (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Delivered In-Full On-Time (Difot)
  • A measurement of delivery performance in a supply chain that evaluates how often customers get what they want at the time they want it.
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • An additional charge introduced by transportation operators to cover the increased cost of fuel.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing raw materials needed for the immediate term only.
  • Less-Than-Truckload (Ltl)
  • Truck shipments weighing between 100 and 10,000 pounds.
  • Truckload
  • Truck shipments weighing more than 10,000 pounds and generally carried by semitrailers.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Long-Distance Freight Trucking market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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