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Truck Trailer Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Revenue for the Truck Trailer Manufacturing industry is expected to increase over the five years to 2016. Trucking and freight activity are highly cyclical and sensitive to the general economic climate. Therefore, at the onset of the economic recovery, the level of freight and trucking activity in the United States increased dramatically. In the coming years, operators will have to adapt to new technologies that make truck trailers lighter and more aerodynamic, supporting the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks. This trend may hurt the profitability of smaller companies that lack sizeable economies of scale or sufficient research and development funding.

Operators in this industry manufacture trailers that are specifically designed for use on heavy-duty trucks. Trailer types vary based on size and purpose, and include dry van, flatbed and refrigerated trailer varieties. This industry does not include light truck trailers or travel trailers.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from truck transportation
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Great Dane Limited Partnership (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Utility Trailers Manufacturing Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Wabash National Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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