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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Truck & Bus Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Truck & Bus Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Truck & Bus Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Truck & Bus Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Truck & Bus Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Truck & Bus Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 76%
Assemblers and Fabricators 56%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 55%
Team Assemblers 51%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 8%
Other Production Occupations 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Truck & Bus Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

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  • Subros commences supplies of Cab AC systems, blowers to truck manufacturers - The company's chairman Mr Ramesh Suri told ETAuto that this is a new business for Subros that has been tied up with OEMs like Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Swaraj Mazda, Isuzu and Mahindra Truck and Bus Division. While the majority of customers have opted ... (01/09/2018)
  • Navistar Will Have More Electric Trucks on the Road Than Tesla by 2025, CEO Says - While the Tesla Model S caught luxury automakers by surprise, manufacturers of commercial trucks ... Navistar has only discussed launching a smaller medium-duty electric truck and an electric school bus. Both vehicles will be co-developed with Volkswagen ... (01/08/2018)
  • Geely acquires additional stake in Volvo truck and bus business - Chinese car maker Geely has agreed to pay Euro 3.25 billion for European activist fund manager Cevian's 8.2% shareholding in Swedish truck and heavy vehicle ... expertise in areas such as high tech manufacturing fall within the range of transactions ... (01/02/2018)
  • What Tire Dealers Can Tell us About Truck Tire Trends - Granted, we have competition from truck stops and online companies. Even manufacturers such as Continental are growing their own company-owned locations. But we feel that if we deliver great products and give the best service we’ll continue to grow.” (12/29/2017)
  • Retread Instead Wants You to Educate Your Senators About Imported Truck Tires - The need to conserve natural resources, and thus the raw materials used in tire manufacturing, by using new premium, high quality truck and bus tires that can be repaired and retreaded. “Gene Walker, vice president of Premier Rubber Co. has been a major ... (12/28/2017)
  • Mandated electronic logging devices raise truck hacking concerns - school buses and garbage trucks, have the same internal communications network, called the J1939 "vehicle bus," which was standardized so different manufacturers could sell their integrated systems and parts. It's not resistant to attack, Lauzon wrote ... (12/28/2017)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $267,267,061 on Truck & Bus Manufacturing. It has awarded 2,054 contracts to 76 companies, with an average value of $3,516,672 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Special purpose highway vehicles (e.g., firefighting vehicles) assembling on heavy chassis of own manufacture, Truck tractors for highway use, assembling on chassis of own manufacture, Trucks, heavy, Assembly plants, heavy trucks, and buses on chassis of own manufacture, Motor homes, self-contained, mounted on heavy truck chassis of own manufacture, Highway tractors assembled on chassis of own manufacture, Chassis, heavy truck, with or without cabs, manufacturing, Heavy trucks assembling on chassis of own manufacture, Buses (except trackless trolley) assembling on chassis of own manufacture, Tractors, truck for highway use, assembled on chassis of own manufacture, Garbage trucks assembling on chassis of own manufacture, etc.

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