Refuse Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America: Size, Shares, Segmentation, Competitors, Channels, Trends, and Outlook Underlying the Manufacture of Refuse Truck/Bodies in the USA and Canada 2018 Analysis, 2019 – 2023 Outlook
The report is a rigorous investigation and analysis of manufacturers and markets for refuse truck/body production in the United States and Canada, providing estimates of market sizing, key segmentation, demand factors, trends and outlook for each of four refuse truck body types:
Automated Side Loaders
Manual Side Loaders/Recyclers
Refuse trucks are in strong demand, resulting from aging fleets, new emissions requirements, and pick up in core demand resulting from growing confidence of municipalities to enter into long-term waste management contracts.
The refuse truck segment of vocational truck manufacturing is an industry unto itself. With 23 producers in the USA and Canada, this report aims at quantifying the market size and sub-segments for the four types of refuse trucks/bodies, to present an aggregate view of refuse collection vehicles/equipment. Manufacturing activity ranges from regional one-product specialists to national brands that have most, if not the entire spectrum, of the identified product mix in their offerings. There is evidence of interest by larger companies in crossing over and adding to the product mix through acquisitions; such consolidations are expected to continue in this industry.
The product mix of refuse truck types in use is changing, with front loaders and automated side loaders growing in popularity. The increase in the versatility of the front loader truck with a can attachment has allowed its use in residential waste collection and has been a prime driver of this change.
The refuse truck/body business experienced healthy growth in 2018, with most manufactures reporting improved sales. There was some impact on profitability because of higher material costs, particularly steel. Ownership of one leading manufacturer changed hands demonstrating a strategic move towards offering a wide and comprehensive portfolio of products related to the waste and refuse hauling business.
The report provides a vista view of this vocational segment. Many smaller players at local/regional level participate successfully in this activity, but complicate the market size and competitive analysis picture, compared to the handful of national manufacturers.
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