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:
- Front Loaders
- Automated Side Loaders
- Manual Side Loaders/Recyclers
- Rear Loaders
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 21 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.
The report can be put to immediate use for sales and market planning, M&A identification, competitive share analysis, alliances and technology transfer considerations.
Table of Contents
2 Product Types
- 2.1 Front Loaders
- 2.2 Automated Side Loaders
- 2.3 Manual Side Loaders
- 2.4 Rear Loaders
3 Market Size Estimates - Units & Dollars 2018
- 3.1 Market Size: by Chassis Class
- 3.2 Market Size Estimates: Historical - 2013 - 2017
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
- 5.3.1 Manual Side Loaders: 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
7 Market Dynamics & Demand Factors
8 Outlook 2019 - 2023
9 Production by Region
10 Key Manufacturer Data
11 Manufacturer Profiles (21 companies profiled)