Heavy-Duty Trucks Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

Heavy-Duty Trucks Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The heavy-duty trucks market was valued at USD 190.47 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 280.54 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of around 7.34% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The heavy-duty market is expected to witness nominal growth during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The transportation industry completely shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating new challenges for the cargo and production houses to shift their goods from one place to another. The Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) acted as a massive restraint on the heavy-duty vehicle market in 2020, as supply chains were disrupted due to trade restrictions, and the consumption declined due to the lockdowns imposed by the governments globally.

However, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period, as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are trying to restart production by bringing heavy investments to the market.

The other factors, such as the increasing demand for powerful vehicles with higher carrying capacity to handle weights and strong suspension systems, the rising need for fuel-efficient trucks, and strict laws and regulations related to carbon footprint and emissions, are expected to fuel the market growth durin g forecast period. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set new standards for fuel economy for heavy-duty truck engines driven by diesel, natural gas, and substitute fuels.

Asia-Pacific countries exhibit the fastest economic growth rates in the entire world. Asia-Pacific is expected to be a major market propelling the global construction industry, with growing construction activities in India and ASEAN countries. North America will register considerable growth in the heavy-duty trucks market, owing to the presence of the major manufacturers, including Freightliner, Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, Volvo, and Mack, with the surging freight demand in the region.

Key Market TrendsDemand for Hybrid and Electric Heavy-duty Trucks to Increase

The high market growth in the hybrid electric segment will be driven by the stringent emission norms established by the governments. The European Commission (EC) is also developing new software solutions to determine fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

In response to these policy changes across North America and Europe, the market players are introducing new models of hybrid electric and fully electric heavy-duty trucks. For instance, in October 2019, Volvo introduced two new models of electric trucks, Volvo FL and Volvo FE Electric. These models are expected to have a significant and positive effect on the air quality in cities with many ongoing construction projects.

Companies, such as mining and e-commerce, face the daily challenge of meeting the customers' deadlines. Due to the competition among these companies, early delivery has become a cutting-edge strategy to maintain a good position in the market. Due to the rapid increase in the demand for early deliveries and short-term deliveries for raw materials, the heavy-duty trucks market grew tremendously, and it is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific to Majorly Influence the Overall Market

The expansion of the heavy-duty trucks industry in Asia-Pacific over the estimated period is due to the increase in product sales, with a huge presence of reputed players in the region. The easy availability of workforce at reduced wages and the access to abundant raw materials at lower costs will steer the construction and automotive sectors, resulting in huge product penetration in Asia-Pacific. Countries, like Thailand, China, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, are predicted to contribute sizably to the regional market revenue over the estimated timespan.

Factors, such as the increase in manufacturing activities and improvement in road infrastructure, are driving the demand for heavy-duty trucks in Asia-Pacific. Geographically, China leads the global heavy-duty truck sales among various other regions. The fast pace of industrialization in China is stimulating the production and sales of the heavy-duty trucks market. The ongoing mega projects in China need machinery and materials to be displaced from one part of the country to the other. Projects, like Tianhuangping hydroelectric project, the South North water transfer project, and Beijing airport, will deploy a large number of heavy-duty trucks.

The Indian heavy-duty trucks market is also growing at a strong rate due to the rising population and the growing government initiatives in the country. India is investing a huge amount of money on its ambitious smart city project and the development of special economic zones and national investment and manufacturing zones.

Competitive Landscape

The market is neither fragmented nor consolidated. The heavy-duty truck market accommodates both major regional players and new players, providing equal opportunities. Manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks are engaged in developing effective supplier relations for ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products to meet the growing demand of consumers.

  • In March 2019, Navistar launched its new Diamond Partner Program to connect truck manufacturers with international dealers in the heavy-duty trucks market, providing them with benefits to streamline the installation efforts. This aided the company in strengthening its relationship with truck dealers.
  • In the Consumer Electronics Show 2019, Daimler announced to invest more than USD 570 million toward the development of autonomous trucks.
  • In December 2018, PACCAR Inc. (US) recognized the top-performing suppliers under its Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program, encouraging other suppliers to offer higher quality products.

Some of the major players dominating the market include Volvo Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Isuzu Motors Ltd, PACCAR Inc., Tata Motors, and FAW Group Corp.

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Companies Mentioned

Volvo Trucks
Daimler AG
Traton AG
Tata Motors Limited
Ashok Leyland
FAW Group Corporation
China National Heavy Duty Truck Group
Dongfeng Motor Corporation
Isuzu Motors Ltd
Freightliner Trucks
Kenworth Truck Company

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1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Driver
4.2 Market Restraint
4.3 Industry Attractiveness-Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Tonnage Type
5.1.1 10 to 15 metric ton
5.1.2 More than 15 metric ton
5.2 Class
5.2.1 Class 5
5.2.2 Class 6
5.2.3 Class7
5.2.4 Class 8
5.3 Fuel Type
5.3.1 Diesel
5.3.2 Natural Gas
5.3.3 Hybrid Electric Vehicle
5.3.4 Gasoline
5.4 Application Type
5.4.1 Construction and Mining
5.4.2 Freight and Logistics
5.4.3 Other Applications
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America United States Canada Rest of North America
5.5.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Rest of Europe
5.5.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 Rest of the World South America Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles*
6.2.1 Volvo Trucks
6.2.2 Daimler AG
6.2.3 Traton AG
6.2.4 PACCAR
6.2.5 Tata Motors Limited
6.2.6 Ashok Leyland
6.2.7 FAW Group Corporation
6.2.8 China National Heavy Duty Truck Group
6.2.9 Dongfeng Motor Corporation
6.2.10 Isuzu Motors Ltd
6.2.11 Freightliner Trucks
6.2.12 Kenworth Truck Company

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