Truck Equipment Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
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).
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
https://www.ntea.com/about-industry / 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.
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.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Truck Body and Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "3362" and "423110"
- 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.
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.
Business Valuation Resources
Commercial Truck Dealers
Commercial Truck Manufacturers
Semi-Trailer Manufacturers and Dealers
Truck Engine and Parts Manufacturers
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