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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Truck Trailer 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 Trailer 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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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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.

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

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Truck Trailer Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Truck Trailers, With Axle Rating Of 10, 000 Lb Or More

Truck Trailers, With Axle Rating Of Less Than 10, 000 Lb

Truck Trailer Manufacturing, Not Categorized, Total

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

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.

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Truck Trailer 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 Trailer 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 Trailer 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 Trailer 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 Trailer 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 68%
Assemblers and Fabricators 36%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 34%
Team Assemblers 29%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 20%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 14%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 13%
Other Production Occupations 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Truck Trailer Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Globe Trailer Manufacturing patents Mechanically-driven Flip Axle Assembly And Method Of Making - 03/04/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Globe Trailer Manufacturing

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

    Latest Industry News

    • 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Gets Best-in-Class Torque and Towing - You’ll be able to hitch up to 11,400 pounds of trailer to the diesel F-150 when ... trucks with 5.5- or 6.5-foot beds and SuperCab trucks with the 6.5-foot bed. Ram is the only other manufacturer currently with a half-ton diesel pickup, and it falls ... (01/10/2018)
    • Company to add more jobs in Paragould - More jobs are coming to the city of Paragould thanks to the expansion of one truck trailer manufacturing company. KNL Holdings, LLC now has a new 80,000 square foot building on their property. Fred Workman, the company’s owner, said this was to increase ... (01/10/2018)
    • Torque-rich electric trucks pose new frontier for trailers - As electric technologies evolve, Ehrlich says the onus will fall to the trailer manufacturers to support the trucks, and solutions are likely to include trailers designed to be pulled exclusively by an electric truck. “You might have some push from the ... (01/08/2018)
    • Shower truck provides clean break for homeless - People seemed to like the idea. DesRochers said Food with Friends raised the money for the trailer in less than 24 hours. After a hefty discount from the builder — food cart manufacturer PDX Cart Builders — and paying for licenses, registration and ... (01/08/2018)
    • Lawmakers Call for Guards on Trucks to Prevent Deadly Underride Crashes - The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association opposes mandating side underride guards on trailers, saying they are not cost-effective and may add weight, which could weaken the trailers. Some trailer manufacturers have taken proactive steps to strengthen ... (01/08/2018)
    • Fraserburgh trailer manufacturer records surge in profits - Loading article content The privately owned company has achieved five successive years of increased profitability underlining its standing as a Scottish manufacturing success ... boosted by a handful of large trailer and truck body orders,” he noted. (01/06/2018)
    • Tight Trucking Market Has Retailers, Manufacturers Paying Steep Prices - Retailers and manufacturers grappling with an unusually tight ... Frigid weather across much of the U.S. has also increased demand for trucks with temperature-controlled trailers that can keep perishables from freezing. Last week the average rate for ... (01/05/2018)
    • New-looking trucks with old, polluting engines could get a pass from Trump - WASHINGTON -- Semi trucks with trailers full of potatoes pull out of Sandyland Farms ... in a way that threatened to put an entire industry of specialized truck manufacturers out of business," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in November, announcing ... (01/04/2018)
    • Autonomous trucks speed toward commercial reality despite job threat - Already a banner year in self-driving advancements—including the first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada—interest in the sector picked up in the closing months of 2017 after Tesla Inc. showcased a fully electric semi-trailer truck ... (01/03/2018)
    • Making Tank Trailers Safer - He notes that the company gets direction from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association and the Cargo Tank Risk Management Committee, a cross-functional group of tank manufacturers, major shippers and some of the largest bulk carriers in North America. (12/28/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $981,665,182 on Truck Trailer Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,157 contracts to 265 companies, with an average value of $3,704,397 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:
    Automobile transporter trailers, multi-car, manufacturing, Flatbed trailers, commercial, Tank trailer, liquid and dry bulk, Dump trailer manufacturing, Demountable cargo containers manufacturing, Semi-trailer manufacturing, Truck trailer manufacturing, Logging trailers manufacturing, Trailers, fifth-wheel type, for transporting horses, Boat transporter trailers, multi-unit, Horse trailers, fifth-wheel-type, etc.

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