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Tires for Heavy-Duty Class 8 Over-the-Road and Vocational Trucks North America Markets, Technologies, and Competitors. 2017 - 2022 Analysis and Forecasts

Tires for Heavy-Duty Class 8 Over-the-Road and Vocational Trucks North America Markets, Technologies, and Competitors. 2017 - 2022 Analysis and Forecasts

The focus of this report is on the North American market for tires used on heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, i.e., trucks with a GVWR of 33,000 pounds and over.

The U.S. Class 8 fleet currently totals approximately 2.9 million trucks. Production grew by almost 300,000 vehicles in 2017. This is putting renewed interest on Class 8 trucks, registrations for which are growing almost 3% annually. Motor carriers spent more than $13 billion on tires in 2017, or about 3% of operating costs, which made tires the third largest expense category after labor and fuel last year.

Class 8 truck tires are used in both over-the-road and vocational applications such as refuse, dump and concrete mixer trucks. While these tires represent only 10% of the North American tire market, they comprise the fastest growing segment.

Analysis of the heavy-duty truck tire market in this report includes production numbers; competitive environment and market shares; imports; tire manufacturing technologies, including industry R&D and new product developments; rules, regulations and standards; Federal government projects and budgets; and Chinese collaborations, as well as fuel issues, certifications and other topics relevant to this market.

Profiles of major suppliers of truck tires are included in the report. The market for Class 8 tires in North America is served by only seven remaining domestic producers. Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear are the largest domestic suppliers. In addition, there are more than 25 importers, many of which import product from China.

In addition to addressing tire production directly, the report provides context for this market by providing details on commercial truck production by class; the U.S. truck freight market by mode, volume and value of freight shipments, as well as distances moved and products shipped; data on truck fleet and motor carrier costs, including tire costs; and composition of the U.S. truck fleet in terms of registered vehicles, trucks by type and registrations by state.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
Methodology and Sources
Statistical Notes
TIRE TECHNOLOGIES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Purpose of Tires
Physical Characteristics and Uses
Tire Types
Steer
Drive
Trailer
Rims
Retreading
Radial and Bias Designs
Rules and Regulations
TRA Standards
Manufacturing Processes
Research and Development
21st Century Truck Partnership
21st Century Truck Partners
Technical Focus Areas
OVT Budget
SuperTruck II
Energy Efficient Mobility Systems
China Clean Energy Research Center
SmartWay
Vehicle Energy Balances
Tire Rolling Resistance
Single Wide Base Tires
Barriers to Single Wide Base Tires Adoption
Single Wide-Base Tires Adoption Rates
U.S. TRUCK FREIGHT MARKET
U.S. Freight Moved by Volume and Mode
U.S. Freight Moved by Value and Mode
U.S. Total Freight Moved by Distance
U.S. Truck Freight Moved by Product Class
UNITED STATES LARGE COMMERCIAL TRUCK FLEET
Registered Vehicles
U.S. Large Commercial Truck Fleet by Type
U.S. Large Commercial Truck Fleet by State
MOTOR CARRIER COSTS
Carriers Spend on Operating Costs
Cost Issues
Fuel Costs
Equipment Costs
Driver Pay
Marginal Costs
Costs by Type Per Mile
Costs by Type Per Hour
Costs Share by Type
Costs by Carrier Type
Tire Costs
Costs by Region
NORTH AMERICA HEAVY-DUTY, CLASS 8 OVER-THE-ROAD AND VOCATIONAL TRUCK PRODUCTION
Truck Classifications
Heavy-Duty, Class 8 Over-the-Road Truck Production
Heavy-Duty, Class 8 Vocational Truck Production
Class 8 Over-the-Road Vs. Vocational Truck Production
Market Shares
HEAVY-DUTY CLASS 8 TRUCK TIRE MARKET
North America Tire Market
Class 8 Tire Production
Over-the-Road vs. Vocational Tire Production
Original Equipment vs. Aftermarket Tire Production
Over-the-Road Original Equipment Tire Production
Over-the-Road Aftermarket Tire Production
Vocational Original Equipment Tire Production
Vocational Aftermarket Tire Production
Vocational Original Equipment Tire Production by Type
Vocational Aftermarket Tire Production by Type
Competitive Environment
U.S. Producers
Imports
China Truck Tire Dumping in U.S.
Market Shares
Class 8 Tire Market Issues
COMPANY PROFILES
Bridgestone Corporation
U.S. Operations
Company Overview
Financials
Class 8 Truck Tires
Class 8 Tire Prices
Bandag
Traditional Business
Tire Distribution Systems, Inc.
Vehicle Services
Continental Aktiengesellschaft
U.S. Operations
Company Overview
Financials
Operations
Tires
Commercial Vehicle Tires
Class 8 Truck Tires
Class 8 Tire Prices
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
U.S. Operations
Company Overview
Financials
Raw Materials
Competitors
Alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Tires
Passenger Car Tires
Commercial Vehicle Tires
Distribution
Americas
Commercial Tires
Class 8 Truck Tires
Class 8 Tire Prices
Regulations
Proactive Solutions
Tesloop JV
Patents and Trademarks
Michelin SCA
U.S. Operations
Company Overview
Strategy
Production Facilities
Distribution
Brands
Class 8 Truck Tires
Class 8 Tire Prices
Tire Centers, LLC
Double Coin
New Technologies
NexTraq
Raw Materials
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
U.S. Operations
Company Overview
Tires
Financials
Tire Capacity
Continental JV
Mississippi Plant
Class 8 Truck Tires
Class 8 Tire Prices
TABLES
1.) U.S. Government Vehicles Technologies Funding ($ Thousand): 2016-2018
2.) U.S. Government Vehicles Technologies Budget Structure Crosswalk ($ Thousand): 2018
3.) Energy Balance for a Fully Loaded, Class 8 Vehicle Operating on a Level Road at 65 mph for One Hour
4.) United States Freight Shipments by Transportation Mode (Million Tons): 2017-2045
5.) United States Shipments by Transportation Mode (Million 2012 Dollars): 2015-2045
6.) United States Total Freight Moved by Distance (Miles): 2015
7.) United States Truck Freight Shipments by Product Class (Million Dollars): 2015
8.) U.S. Registered Vehicles and Large Commercial Trucks (Number): 2013-2022
9.) U.S. Registered Large Commercial Trucks by Type (Number): 2013-2022
10.) U.S. Tractor-Trailer Registrations by State (Number) and Share (%): 2015
11.) Costs by Type Per Mile: 2008-2016
12.) Costs by Type Per Hour: 2008-2016
13.) Costs Share by Type (%): 2008-2016
14.) Costs by Carrier Sector: 2008-2016
15.) Cost Per Mile by Region and Type: 2016
16.) North America Commercial Truck Production by Classes (1-2, 3-5, 6-7, 8) and Number (Thousands): 2017-2022
17.) U.S. and Canada Class 8 Vocational Truck Production by Type and Number (Units): 2017-2022
18.) U.S. and Canada Class 8 Over-the-Road vs. Vocational Truck Production (Thousands): 2017-2022
19.) U.S. and Canada Class 8 Truck Production by Company (Thousands, %): 2017
20.) Class 8 Over-the-Road and Vocational Trucks, Original Equipment and Aftermarket Tire Production: 2017-2022
21.) Class 8 Over-the-Road vs. Vocational Tire Production: 2017-2022
22.) Class 8 Original Equipment vs. Aftermarket Tire Production: 2017-2022
23.) Class 8 Over-the-Road Original Equipment Tire Production: 2017-2022
24.) Class 8 Over-the-Road Aftermarket Tire Production: 2017-2022
25.) Class 8 Vocational Original Equipment Tire Production: 2017-2022
26.) Class 8 Vocational Aftermarket Tire Production: 2017-2022
27.) Class 8 Vocational Original Equipment Tire Production by Type: 2017
28.) Class 8 Vocational Original Equipment Tire Production by Type: 2022
29.) Class 8 Vocational Aftermarket Tire Production by Type: 2017
30.) Class 8 Vocational Aftermarket Tire Production by Type: 2022
31.) U.S. Producers of Truck Tires and Plant Locations: 2017
32.) U.S. Import Volume and Value of Class 8 Truck Tires: China vs. Other Countries (%): 2017
33.) U.S. Import Volume of Commercial Truck Tires by Non-China Countries (%): 2015
34.) U.S. Firms and Their Headquarters Importing Truck Tires: 2017
35.) Company Sales ($ Million) and Market Shares (%) of Class 8 Truck Tires: 2017
36.) Bridgestone Corp. Financials: 2012-2017
37.) Bridgestone Class 8 Truck Tire Prices: 2017
38.) Continental AG Revenue and Operating Income: 2015-2017
39.) Continental Corp. Revenue and Product Offerings by Group and Business Segment: 2017
40.) Continental Class 8 Tires by Model and Price ($/Tire): 2017
41.) Goodyear Financials: 2014-2017
42.) Goodyear Tire Sales by Original Equipment, Replacement and Region (Million Units): 2014-2016
43.) Goodyear Americas Tire Sales by Original Equipment and Replacement (Million Units): 2014-2016
44.) Goodyear Class 8 Truck Tire Prices by Model and Application
45.) Michelin Financial Overview: 2015-2017
46.) Michelin Class 8 Tire Prices by Model and Application ($/Tire): 2017
47.) Yokohama Rubber Financials: 2014-2017
FIGURES
1.) Steer/All Position Tires
2.) Drive Tires
3.) Trailer Tires
4.) Truck Radial and Bias Ply Tire Construction
5.) Truck Radial Tire Construction Features
6.) Truck Bias Ply Tire Construction Features
7.) Truck Tire Process Flow Diagrams and Rubber Mixing Process
8.) Truck Tire Assembly Components
9.) Truck Tire Assembly Process
10.) Truck Tire Curing Process
11.) Global Transportation Fuel Demand by Sector (Millions of Oil-Equivalent Barrels Per Day): 2000-2040
12.) Energy Balance of a Fully Loaded Class 8 Tractor-Trailer on a Level Road at 65 mph
13.) Single Wide Base Tires Replacing Duals at Each Wheel Site
14.) U.S. No. 2 Diesel Retail Prices by Year: 1994-2017
15.) Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Truck Classifications
16.) Rubber Monthly Price (USD/Kilogram): 2012-2017
17.) Crude Oil Monthly Price (USD/Barrel): 2012-2017
18.) Continental AG Tire Division Sales by Region
19.) Outlook for Global Commercial Vehicle Production (Thousand Units) and Replacement Tires Market (Million Units) by Region: 2017 vs. 2016
20.) Goodyear Revenue by Segment (%): 2016
21.) Goodyear Spend by Raw Material Type (%): 2016
22.) Goodyear Raw Material Costs ($ Million) and Changes (%) by Quarter: 2017 vs. 2016
23.) Goodyear Long Haul Steer/All-Position and Drive Tire Models
24.) Goodyear Regional/Urban All-Position Tire Models
25.) Goodyear Regional/Urban Drive Tire Models
26.) Goodyear Mixed Service All-Position Tire Models
27.) Goodyear Mixed Service Drive Tire Models
28.) Goodyear Mixed Service Super Single Tire Models
29.) Goodyear Proactive Solutions Scale
30.) Goodyear Proactive Solutions Tire Pressure Management System Readout
31.) Michelin’s Four Domains of Growth: 2015-2020
32.) Michelin Demand Projections by Sector: 2016-2020
33.) Michelin Truck and Bus Tires Unit Sales Growth by Region and Original Equipment vs. Replacement (%): 2017 vs. 2016
34.) Michelin Product Launches Driving Volume and Market Share Gains
35.) Michelin’s ACORUS Technology
36.) Michelin’s NexTraq Acquisition
37.) Michelin’s Raw Materials Purchases by Type (%): 1H2017
38.) Natural Rubber Price Trend (Per Kilogram, Base 100 in Q3’15): 2015 2017
39.) Brent Price Trend (Per Barrel, Base 100 in Q3’15): 2015-2017
40.) Butadiene Price Trend (Per Ton, Base 100 in Q3’15): 2015-2017
41.) Michelin Truck and Bus Tire Operating Income (Euro Million) and Margins (%): 2007-2020

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