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Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Steering System Market in North America, 2015–2022

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Steering System Market in North America, 2015–2022

The commercial vehicle market has a traditional business model that has resisted change for many years. However, technological advances such as advanced/active steering systems are changing market dynamics and increasing the cost of new trucks. Fleet managers have emphasized that they are not particularly concerned with or considering the installation of an advanced steering system in their trucks regardless of the benefits in the short to medium term. Many fleet managers are price sensitive and wary of the premium cost of any optional advanced technologies that cannot significantly improve their total cost of ownership. Steering systems also are a very low priority for almost all truck manufacturers in North America. All participants estimated that only towards the end of the decade would advances in steering systems be considered.

The objectives of this study are:
To provide a market and strategic overview of the North American medium- and heavy-duty truck (Class 4-8) steering space, including analysis of key market trends and penetration
To provide market size and forecasts by steering system type
To understand the competitive structure and fleet preferences
To analyze competitive factors, competitor strategies, and product portfolios and capabilities
To develop an actionable set of recommendations for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers

The study will answer several key questions:
What is the current business and legislative environment in the commercial vehicle market?
Who are the leading steering suppliers in North America?
What are the top Tier I acquisitions in the steering space?
How do OEM steering solutions compare with Tier I solutions, and what are their impact on autonomous driving?
The study examines hydraulic, electrohydraulic, and electric power steering. It presents market drivers and challenges for the 2016-2022 forecast period.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Unit Forecast and Market Leaders by Class
    • Commercial Vehicle OEM Technology Roadmap
    • OEM Strategies and Focus Areas
    • Top Acquisitions in the Tier I Space
    • Safety Systems Form Building Blocks for Automated Driving Systems
    • Advanced Steering Solutions in Commercial Vehicles
    • Analysis of Steering Technologies
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
      • Table MD/HD Truck Steering System Market: Steering Volumes, North America, 2015-2022
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Methodology
  • Definitions and Segmentation
  • External Challenges-Drivers and Restraints: Total MD/HD Truck Steering System Market
    • Top Trends Influencing MD and HD Truck Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Challenges
  • Forthcoming Legislation and Impacts
    • Impact of Upcoming Safety Regulations
    • CSA Program
  • Steering Systems and Their Influence on Automation
    • Active and Passive Truck Safety Systems
    • Levels of Automation
    • Safety Systems Form Building Blocks for Automated Driving Systems
    • Active Steering Systems for Phase II Platooning
  • MD/HD Truck Steering System Market Overview
    • MD/HD Truck Steering System Market Forecast
    • MD/HD Top Selling Models and Competitors
    • Market Share by Vehicle Class
    • Front Axle Load for Class 4-6 Trucks
    • Front Axle Load for Class 7-8 Trucks
    • Steering Solutions in MD Platforms
    • Steering Solutions in HD Platforms
    • MD/HD Steering System Penetration Forecast
  • Supplier Competitive Landscape
    • Top Acquisitions in the Tier I Space
    • OEM vs. Tier I Advanced Steering Solutions
    • Competitive Positioning of OEMs
    • MD and HD Truck Steering Suppliers
    • Market Share by Steering System Supplier
  • Supplier Profiles
    • ZF TRW-Company Overview
    • RH Sheppard-Company Overview
    • Bosch Steering Systems-Company Overview
    • Knorr Bremse (Bendix)/tedrive Steering-Company Overview
    • Nexteer Steering-Company Overview
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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