SIC 4213 | NAICS 484000
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Bobit Business Media
Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features in-depth news and information for commercial vehicle fleet operators, with topic sections including fleet management, equipment, safety and compliance, owner operators, maintenance, and more. Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Transport Topics Publishing Group
Weekly magazine features news and information for commercial freight carriers, with special features including the annual "Top 100 For-Hire Carriers" and "Top 100 Private Carriers" surveys which provide revenue, net income, employees, equipment, and operating units data for the companies included in these surveys. "Top 100" surveys and selected articles from current and prior issues are available online.
Commercial Carrier Journal
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for commercial freight carriers, with content categories including news, business, equipment, technology, regulations, and recruiting and retention. Current digital edition and selected articles from current and prior issues are available online.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast
ATA American Trucking Trends
Global outlook report provides an overview of this transportation sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including sector overview; TL and LTL segments; vehicle types (e.g., single unit, tractor-trailer, and multi-trailer); market trends; and regional market perspectives. Summary description is available free online with detailed table of contents available upon request.
Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data
General and Specialized Freight Trucking Services
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
ATA Driver Compensation Survey
Annual driver compensation survey provides compensation and benefits data for company employee, owner-operator, and independent contractor drivers, with survey results broken out by carrier type on a national and regional basis. Other information provided includes driver recruiting and retention practices, owner-operator employment and compensation structure, and technician compensation and benefits data.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Truck Drivers
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
Vehicle Transport Companies
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.