Online news source features news and information for the medium and heavy duty truck aftermarket, with special reports including the "State of the Industry" series which includes survey responses from parts distributors on topics such as prior calendar year's comparative performance, planned changes in product offerings, state of supplier relationships, and overall sales expectations for the year ahead.
Comprehensive study analyzes medium and heavy duty truck component aftermarket demand at the manufacturer level, with information provided including historical and forecast demand in U.S. dollars by product category (e.g., exterior and structural, mechanical, and electrical and electronic products), service provider (e.g., in-house, outsourced), and country (e.g., United States, Canada, and Mexico).
Monthly report provides information on activity in the components aftermarket for medium and heavy duty trucks, buses, and trailers, with sales information reported on a monthly, quarterly, year-to-date, moving average, and rolling 12-month basis by geographic market (e.g., U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and channel (e.g., original equipment supplier, independent). Sample index report is available online.
Subscription service provides detailed data on the aftermarket for commercial trucks (Classes 6 - 8), trailers, and container chassis, with U.S. reports bundled as part of the service including the monthly "DataPulse Plus" and quarterly "DataPulse" reports and the annual "United States Heavy Duty Parts Aftermarket Monitor and Forecast Service" report. Sample reports for the U.S. can be viewed online.
On-Highway E-Commerce Parts Purchasing Study
E-commerce study examines the online purchasing patterns of medium- and heavy-duty commercial truck fleets, with topics addressed in the study including profile of the online customer, product types most frequently purchased, distribution channels offering online ordering and fleets' rationale for use, online purchasing from the fleet operator's perspective, and impacts on current distribution channels.
Strategic market insights report examines trends in the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket, with topics covered in the report including aging vehicle population, technician shortage, right to repair legislation, CSA program opportunities, remanufacturing growth, performance of OEM private labels, fleet focus on total cost of ownership, and connected vehicles impact on maintenance.
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.
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that distribute diesel engines and other components (e.g., fuel injection systems, crankshafts, pistons, valves, transmissions, differentials, and suspensions) for medium and heavy duty trucks and other commercial vehicles. Sample report is available free online.
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 distribute parts and supplies for medium- and heavy-duty trucks including diesel engines, clutches, transmissions, differentials, brake components, batteries, lighting equipment, auxiliary power units, and electronic controls and sensors.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as warranty administrator, parts manager, parts counterman, diesel technician, and diesel mechanic, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Peterbilt Motors Company, M & K Quality Truck Sales, Kenworth Sales Company Inc., Nextran Corporation, and Rush Enterprises, Inc.