This report forecasts to 2019 revenues generated in dollars and volume hauled in ton-miles by the US freight truck industry (including for-hire and captive service providers). Total revenues are segmented by route, cargo type, and shipment size in terms of long-distance general freight trucking, truckload; long-distance general freight trucking, less-than-truckload; local general freight trucking; local specialized freight trucking; long-distance specialized freight trucking; and used household and office goods specialized trucking. Total US freight revenues and volume are also forecast to 2019. For 2004 through 2014, total freight is segmented by mode as follows: trucking, air, pipeline, railroad, and water.
To illustrate historical trends, total revenues, total volume, and the various revenues segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical industry size and trends; key economic indicators; as well as trends in NAFTA trade, environmental and regulatory factors, truck freight by commodity, technology, and total freight shipments by mode. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines freight trucking, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute services when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each freight trucking segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the US trucking industry and profiles the leading domestic firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.