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Truck & Bus Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Truck & Bus Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33612 | May 2016

Keep on trucking: Adoption of new fuel-efficient technologies will support industry growth

IBISWorld’s Truck & Bus Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Truck and Bus Manufacturing industry experienced volatile swings over the past five years. The Environmental Protection Agency enacted a final phase of emissions standards in 2010. As a result, truck manufacturers experienced increased demand for vehicles that are compliant with these new standards. Over the past five years, many players have expanded internationally, with a particular focus on Asian and South American markets. The relative decline of manufacturing and export-focused industries in the United States limited growth prospects for truck manufacturers; as a result, manufacturers moved operations to emerging economies where production costs are lower. The next five years are expected to be brighter for the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Truck and Bus Manufacturing industry is capital intensive, with wages accounting for a relatively low proportion of revenue. However, expenditure on wages accounts for a larger proportion of revenue than capital. Still, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor, industry operators invest about $0.60 in capital. Due to the industry's size and scope, large-scale production requires significant capital investment. One of the largest forms of capital investment over the past five years has come from the move toward automated production processes. The use of robots and other computer-based technology for repetitive manufacturing activity has become the norm for large-scale truck and bus manufacturers... purchase to read more


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What is the Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture truck and bus chassis and assemble trucks, buses and other specialty heavy-duty vehicles, including ambulances and firefighting trucks. This industry includes heavy trucks used by freight companies but excludes passenger vehicles.

Industry Products
Special-purpose trucksTrucks for Classes 4 to 7Class 8 trucksBuses and firefighting vehicles
Industry Activities
Manufacturing heavy-duty truck chassisAssembling complete heavy-duty trucksAssembling complete busesAssembling heavy-duty motor vehicles for highway use

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