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Truck Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors

SIC 3713 & 5012 | NAICS 336211 & 423110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Truck Body & Trailer Manufacturing  (view report)
Truck Dealers  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth 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:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Penton Media
Trailer/Body Builders Magazine

Monthly trade journal features news, information, and analysis for commercial truck body, equipment, and trailer manufacturers and distributors, with coverage of the equipment sector including the "Work Truck Show & NTEA Convention Preview" (January), the annual "Truck Equipment Distributor" issue (March), "Annual Buyer's Guide" (July), and the "Aftermarket Parts and Accessories" issue (October).

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Monthly newsletter provides news and information for industry professionals, with contents including technical and engineering articles, market and economic forecasts, association news, and legislative and regulatory updates, and special issues including the May issue which features an annual update on business conditions. Newsletter is available free to members and by subscription to nonmembers.

About the Industry / Buying and Building / buying-and-building
Introductory sections provide information on industry product shipments by product segment and the roles of the various types of organizations involved in the production of commercial work vehicles on a custom-order basis (e.g., vehicle chassis and cab/chassis manufacturers and dealers, and vehicle body, equipment, and trailer manufacturers and distributors). All information is accessible free online.

Truck Equipment 101
Video-based training modules provide an overview of the industry, insight into the systems that make up a work vehicle, and describe basic regulatory requirements applicable for the U.S. and Canadian markets, with topics covered in individual modules including how commercial work vehicles are built, different types of products, functional elements and systems, and the impact of various technologies.

Annual Manufacturers' Shipments Survey Report
Annual manufacturer shipments survey provides market size data for 79 product line categories, with data provided in the report including total unit volume and dollar value of products shipped by market segment and corresponding index measures that indicate the year-over-year percentage change for each product category. Participating manufacturers receive a complimentary print copy of the report.
Commercial Truck/Body and Equipment Manufacturing in North America

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth analysis of the commercial truck/body and equipment sector, with types of vehicles covered in individual reports including aerial bucket, flatbed, beverage, cargo van, dump, grain, tank, service/utility, telescopic crane, vacuum tank, lube, rollback, wrecker, and sweeper. Summary description and table of contents for each report is available online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Truck Body and Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors  Search for "3362" and "423110"

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Financial Benchmarking Report

Annual benchmarking study allows users to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with industry average benchmarks for truck equipment manufacturers and distributors derived from a survey of NTEA members. Participating members receive a customized performance analysis report, access to an online financial analysis and planning tool, and a free print copy of the aggregate report.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Compensation resources available from this organization include:

Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
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 truck bodies, cabs, and other equipment and install these items on a purchased chassis for sale as a finished vehicle or sell these items separately for custom installation on a chassis by an equipment dealer or distributor.

Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Distributors
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by organizations in this sector which includes companies that distribute truck bodies, cabs, and other equipment on a wholesale basis and may also provide custom installation of these items on a chassis provided by the dealer or distributor or a chassis provided by the customer.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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