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Truck Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 3711  |  NAICS 336120

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Truck & Bus Manufacturing  (view report)
Truck Body & Trailer Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

FTR Transportation Intelligence
North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook
https://ftrintel.com/

Online subscription service provides detailed market analysis and forecasts for the commercial truck market, with information provided including historical and forecast North American factory shipments by destination (e.g., United States, Canada, Mexico, and export) and gross vehicle weight class (e.g., Classes 4 - 5, Classes 6 - 7, and Class 8). Sample report can be viewed free online with registration.


ACT Research
Publications available from this organization include:

State of the Industry: North America OEM Classes 5-8 Build & Retail Sales
https://www.actresearch.net/
Monthly publication provides production data by gross vehicle weight rating (Class 5 - 8), destination market (U.S., Canada, Mexico, and export), and original equipment manufacturer (e.g., International, Freightliner, Ford, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo, and Western Star) for the current month and on a year-to-date basis along with net change from prior year. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Forecast: ACT North America Commercial Vehicle Outlook
https://www.actresearch.net/
Monthly publication provides sales and production forecasts by gross vehicle weight rating (Class 5 - 8) and destination country (U.S., Canada, Mexico, and export), with forecast data provided including quarterly retail sales and production forecasts for the current and the following year and annual retail sales and production forecasts for each of the next five years. Sample report is available free online.


SpecialtyResearch.net
Commercial Truck & Body Manufacturing in North America
https://www.specialtyresearch.net/

Comprehensive research reports provide a detailed analysis of the market for commercial trucks and bodies by vehicle type and chassis class (e.g., light, medium, and heavy duty), with vehicles covered in individual reports including cargo van, dump, flatbed, grain, moving van, refrigerated, refuse, utility, tow, and vacuum tank. Summary description and table of contents for each report is available online.


Frost & Sullivan
Global Medium-Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market Outlook
https://ww2.frost.com/

Market research study provides in-depth analysis and forecasts for the medium and heavy duty truck market on a global basis, with topics addressed in the report including market forecast by weight and price segments, attractive segments by region, powertrain technology forecast, connected telematics market developments, key electric ecosystem developments, and autonomous vehicle technologies.


IHS Markit
Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Industry Forecast
https://ihsmarkit.com/

Subscription research service provides in-depth analysis of the medium and heavy duty truck market for over seventy-five countries on a quarterly basis, with information provided including 12-year sales and production forecasts by country, manufacturer, GVW segment (e.g., medium, heavy), and frame type (e.g., rigid, articulated). Sample forecast by major region is available free online with registration.


BizMiner
Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.


More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios


BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Truck Manufacturers
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "336120"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

IBISWorld
Truck & Bus / Body & Trailer Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for companies that manufacture commercial trucks, buses, and other specialty heavy-duty vehicles (e.g., ambulances, concrete mixers, fire engines, garbage trucks, mobile cranes, motor homes, street sweepers, and wreckers). Sample report is available free online.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale, Inc.
Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as mechanical engineer, design engineer, manufacturing engineer, diesel mechanic, assembler, and welder, with manufacturers for which salary or wage data is available including Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Navistar International Corporation, PACCAR Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America Inc.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Motor Vehicle / Body & Trailer Manufacturing
https://www.bls.gov/oes/vehicle / body-trailer

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed in this sector which includes companies that manufacture commercial trucks, buses, and other special purpose vehicles (e.g., ambulances, concrete mixers, fire engines, garbage trucks, mobile cranes, motor homes, street sweepers, and wreckers). All data is available free online.



Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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Truck Trailer Manufacturers and Distributors

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