Operators in the Truck and Bus Manufacturing industry experienced volatile swings over the past five years. The Environmental Protection Agency enacted a final phase of emissions standards in 2010. As a result, truck manufacturers experienced increased demand for vehicles that are compliant with these new standards. Over the past five years, many players have expanded internationally, with a particular focus on Asian and South American markets. The relative decline of manufacturing and export-focused industries in the United States limited growth prospects for truck manufacturers; as a result, manufacturers moved operations to emerging economies where production costs are lower. The next five years are expected to be brighter for the industry. Strengthening global growth will likely lead to higher trade and freight volumes and, in turn, increased demand for trucks to carry goods, creating greater demand for new truck purchases.
Companies in this industry manufacture truck and bus chassis and assemble trucks, buses and other specialty heavy-duty vehicles, including ambulances and firefighting trucks. This industry includes heavy trucks used by freight companies but excludes passenger vehicles.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.