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Vehicle Shipping Services - Industry Market Research Report

Vehicle Shipping Services

Over the past five years, the Vehicle Shipping Services industry has steadily improved. Industry operators use trucks, railroads and ships to transport vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles. During the five years to 2018, low unemployment and improving income levels caused consumer spending on vehicles to drop, leading to increasing demand for vehicle shipping services. Additionally, low interest rates also caused demand for cars to surge. Over the five years to 2023, improving economic conditions and consumer income will boost demand for automobiles, leading to higher vehicle freight volumes and stronger revenue growth.

Operators in this industry transport finished vehicles, such as cars, trucks, vans, buses, tractors and motorcycles, regionally and nationally. This industry includes operators that transport vehicles individually or part of a fleet but excludes operators that perform automobile towing services.

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 (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table New car sales
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table Union Pacific Railroad (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table CSX Corporation (US industry-specific segment) financial performance*
    • Table Norfolk Southern Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Burlington Northern Santa Fe 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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