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Semi Trucks in the US - Procurement Research Report

Semi Trucks Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of semi trucks, which are heavy-duty trucks used to tow semi trailers. These trucks are categorized as Class 7 or 8 trucks, indicating that they have a weight rating above 33,000 pounds. Semi trucks are used for local and long-distance transportation and are one of the most common methods of moving goods in the United States. These trucks are also referred to as tractor-trailers, truck-tractors and 18-wheelers. Buyers of semi trucks include trucking service providers and other large companies with fleets of trucks. This report excludes all other classes of trucks, such as delivery trucks, flatbed trucks, dump trucks and cargo trucks. It also excludes any services related to shipping, trucking or transportation.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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