This 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: front loaders, automated side loaders, manual side loaders/recyclers and rear loaders.
Refuse trucks are in strong demand, resulting from aging fleets, new emissions requirements, and increasing 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 five-year period 2012-2016 displayed a change in the share of refuse truck types in use, with the growing popularity of front loaders and automated side loaders. 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.
An estimated 100,000 refuse trucks are presently in operation in the United States and Canada, including about 14% used trucks which have been refurbished and put back into use after their normal retirement age. Average age of refuse trucks on the road continues to be above the long-term average, primarily because of reduced purchases/replacements during the recession years.
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.
These and other topics are the subject of this report. The report can be put to immediate use for sales and market planning, M&A identification, competitive share analysis, alliances and technology transfer considerations.
Included with this report is an Excel file with ten worksheets containing data from the report's tables.
Key Topics Covered
2 Product Types 2.1 Front Loaders (FL) 2.2 Automated Side Loaders (ASL) 2.3 Manual Side Loaders and Recycling Trucks 2.4 Rear Loaders
3 Market Size Estimates - Units & Dollars 2017 3.1 Market Size: by Chassis Class 3.2 Market Size Estimates: Historical - 2012 - 2016
4 Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars 4.1 Manufacturers by Type 4.2 Manufacturers' Product Mix 4.3 Market Shares: All 4.4 Market Shares: By Body Type 4.5 Market Shares: By Body Type & Chassis Class
5 Market Shares: By Body Type 5.1 Front Loaders 5.1.1 Front Loaders: By Chassis Class 5.2 Automated Side Loaders 5.2.1 Automated Side Loaders: By Chassis Class 5.3 Manual Side Loaders/Recyclers 5.3.1 Manual Side Loaders/Recyclers: By Chassis Class 5.4 Rear Loaders 5.4.1 Rear Loaders: By Chassis Class
6 Market Analysis 6.1 Average Price 6.2 Distribution Channels