Global Flatbed Semi-Trailer Market 2019-2023

Global Flatbed Semi-Trailer Market 2019-2023

Global Flatbed Semi-Trailer Market: About this market

Technavio’s flatbed semi-trailer market analysis considers sales from steel flatbed semi-trailer, combo flatbed semi-trailer, and aluminum flatbed semi-trailers. Our analysis also considers the sales of a flatbed semi-trailer in APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA. In 2018, the combo flatbed semi-trailer segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as benefits provided in terms of cost and weight will play a significant role in the combo flatbed semi-trailer segment to maintain its market position. Also, our global flatbed semi-trailer market report also looks at factors such as growing demand for semi-trailers in emerging economies, growing flatbed semi-trailer demand from trailer rental service providers, stringent regulations on emissions and fuel consumption. However, increasing cost pressure on flatbed semi-trailer manufacturers from the demand side, threats posed to market vendors by low-cost Chinese flatbed semi-trailers, implementation of ELD mandate hurting flatbed semi-trailer carriers may hamper the growth of the flatbed semi-trailer industry over the forecast period.

Global Flatbed Semi-Trailer Market: Overview

Growing demand for semi-trailers in emerging economies

The major demand for semi-trailers is expected to come from emerging economies in APAC, South America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe during the forecast period. Increasing manufacturing and construction activities in these countries would increase the demand for transportation and logistics. The rise in manufacturing activities in these countries is backed by the robust GDP growth forecasts made for them during the forecast period. This demand for semi-trailers will lead to the expansion of the global flatbed semi-trailer market at a CAGR of almost 5% during the forecast period.

Development of all-electric semi-trailer trucks

Electric semi-trailer trucks have gained traction during the last decade, through the launch of hybrid semi-trailer trucks by prominent truck manufacturers. The growing adoption of all-electric, semi-trailer trucks will drive the adoption of combo and aluminum flatbed semi-trailers, which are lighter than steel flatbed semi-trailers. Although the upfront cost of an all-electric truck is higher than a diesel truck, they create value for the customer in terms of emission reduction and lower total cost of ownership. Growing awareness among customers about their advantages is leading to the launch of all-electric trucks in the automotive market. This development is expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive the global flatbed semi-trailer market during the forecast period 2019-2023, click here.

Competitive Landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global flatbed semi-trailer market is fragmented. Technavio’s robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading flatbed semi-trailer manufacturers, that include China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd., Hyundai Motor Co., Schmitz Cargobull AG, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., and Wabash National Corp.

Also, the flatbed semi-trailer market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global automotive market
      • Table Segments of global automotive market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Product overview
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Type - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by type
      • Table Comparison by type
    • Combo flatbed semi-trailer - Market size and forecast 2018- 2023
      • Table Combo flatbed semi-trailer - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table Combo flatbed semi-trailer - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Steel flatbed semi-trailer - Market size and forecast 2018- 2023
      • Table Steel flatbed semi-trailer - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table Steel flatbed semi-trailer - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Aluminum flatbed semi-trailer - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Aluminum flatbed semi-trailer - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table Aluminum flatbed semi-trailer - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by type
      • Table Market opportunity by type
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table South America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (thousand units)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing popularity of aluminum flatbed semi-trailers
    • Development of all-electric semi-trailer trucks
    • Truck platooning concept spurring demand for semi-trailers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
      • Table China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. - Vendor overview
      • Table China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. - Business segments
      • Table China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. - Organizational developments
      • Table China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. - Geographic focus
      • Table China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. - Segment focus
      • Table China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. - Key offerings
    • Hyundai Motor Co.
      • Table Hyundai Motor Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table Hyundai Motor Co. - Business segments
      • Table Hyundai Motor Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table Hyundai Motor Co. - Geographic focus
      • Table Hyundai Motor Co. - Segment focus
      • Table Hyundai Motor Co. - Key offerings
    • Schmitz Cargobull AG
      • Table Schmitz Cargobull AG - Vendor overview
      • Table Schmitz Cargobull AG - Product segments
      • Table Schmitz Cargobull AG - Organizational developments
      • Table Schmitz Cargobull AG - Key offerings
    • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.
      • Table Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. - Product segments
      • Table Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. - Key offerings
    • Wabash National Corp.
      • Table Wabash National Corp. - Vendor overview
      • Table Wabash National Corp. - Business segments
      • Table Wabash National Corp. - Organizational developments
      • Table Wabash National Corp. - Segment focus
      • Table Wabash National Corp. - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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