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Heavy trucks and commercial vehicles market research and data

Heavy trucks on the roadHere you'll find one of the internet's largest archives of market research reports covering the global heavy trucks industry. The reports are from some of the world's leading market research publishers.

Some of the research, information, data and statistics you'll find will include just-auto's own global market overview of the sector, providing country market sales volume data and forecasts, manufacturer company profiles, latest manufacturing trends and industry standards.

Other research you'll find includes in-depth manufacturer profiles including analysis of key metrics such as sales, profitability, debt levels, gearing ratios, reports containing market value data, industry segmentation data and manufacturer market shares.

What is a "heavy truck"?
Medium-duty trucks range from 6 tonnes to 15.9 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) and 'heavy-duty trucks' refers to all vehicles over 16 tonnes GVW. There are some exceptions to the rule in terms of the way in which individual manufacturers report sales and production figures, but essentially these weights categorise the type of truck produced and sold.

You should be able to find a report for any of the major countries and regions, as these are all covered.

Aside from heavy trucks, car transporters, light trucks, buses and coaches are also all covered here.

If there's anything you need that you can't find here, contact us and we will be able to source what you need or suggest how we can provide it as custom research for you.

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Manufacturers of heavy trucks:

Ashok Leyland
Beiqi Foton
China National Heavy Duty Truck Corp (CNHDTC)
Daimler Trucks
Dongfeng
First Auto Works (FAW)
Hino
Isuzu
Iveco
KamAZ
MAN
Navistar International
Paccar
Scania
Tata Motors
Volvo

Heavy trucks fascinating facts

Here is an excerpt of our latest report: Global market review of heavy trucks - forecasts to 2015

Market overview
Truck manufacturing is a relatively small segment within the automotive industry as a whole but it is one that acts as something a bell-weather for the world’s economies. The bulk of industrial and consumer goods that we all depend upon will have been transported by truck at some point in time. The transportation of freight of all kinds is a commercially-driven activity where intense competition results in narrow margins and low profitability for both manufacturers and operators. Not surprising then that in the past few years we have seen the industry consolidate and adjust its manufacturing footprint on a global scale to bring it more into line with reduced demand levels around the world. Many of the truck producers have been forced to look beyond truck manufacturing for profitability. Aftermarket sales, financial services and a diversified product portfolio are all being developed with trucks themselves often being sold as a loss-leader.

Industry consolidation
Industry consolidation has seen the large automotive groups bringing together truck brands in an effort to gain economies of scale and spread the R&D costs associated with new model development. One such example in recent times is the Volkswagen Group (VW) acquisition of a controlling stake in Sweden’s, Scania and Germany’s MAN truck companies. These two truck producers are being encouraged by VW to share components and explore product development opportunities in an effort to become more efficient and increase profitability. This is a feature of the market that will become more prevalent in the next few years.

Globalisation
The industry has witnessed the introduction of an array of “global products” in the past few years. However, there are still many barriers to the introduction of truly global trucks. Differences in technical specifications, quality and costs make it difficult to design and develop a truck that suits demand in all markets. Nevertherless, in time the technical barriers will undoubtedly be overcome as there is an alignment of manufacturing around the world which takes into account local and regional differences. Addressing the local content requirement and barriers to entry set-up to protect local producers will take a little longer to remove and will require political will as well as technological development. However, the benefits of maximising economies of scale by introducing common platforms for the same range of products in different parts of the world will be where the real benefits are seen and where the competitive battleground will be focussed in the future.

Environmental pressures
Looking ahead, environmental concerns will impact on all aspects of the industry and ‘well to wheel’ considerations will act as one of the main industry drivers. Vehicle design will increasingly reflect many of the changes that we see emerging now – alternative drivetrains, the quest for more environmentally-friendly fuels, changes in freight transportation patterns and the distribution of goods and services combined with legislation will all influence the way the market develops. There will undoubtedly be many more challenges to come for the industry and a period of sustained change lies ahead.

Markets
The global truck market is no longer dominated by European and North American manufacturers. A number of Asian producers have emerged as formidable players and while these are essentially supplying their domestic markets it is clear that they are all developing the technology needed to compete on the world stage. While manufacturers based in the Triad markets – North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) area, Europe and Japan are the undoubted technology leaders it is noteworthy that the newly-emerging Asian truck manufacturers in China and India have largely gained access to new technology from joint ventures with established market leaders in the West.

Chinese truck sales 6+ tonnes, 2006-2014 (units)

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Sales

486230

623980

730500

789355

810535

830980

850500

885000

975000

Indian truck sales 6+ tonnes, 2006-2014 (units)

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Sales

273687

202337

177398

236304

238440

248445

267455

291480

312745

Content taken from just-auto’s latest global market review of heavy trucks.

Latest news for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles

SWEDEN: Volvo Group’s global truck sales down 9% in July
Deliveries from the Volvo Group's truck operations in July totalled 15,410 vehicles, a decrease of 9% compared with the July 2013.

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SWEDEN: Volvo Group CEO gets leading role in UN sustainable transport initiative
Olof Persson, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, will take up the position as co-chairman when United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assembles a high-level advisory group on sustainable transport.

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US: Volvo Trucks unveils model year 2016 advancements
Volvo Trucks maintains its model year 2016 VN series highway tractors will deliver greater fuel savings compared with previous generation models through an assortment of aerodynamic and powertrain enhancements.

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CHINA: SUMO HD powertrains selected by Foton
Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (PEPS), a 50/50 joint-venture between Prestolite Electric Beijing and TM4, has secured what it refers to as "a multi-million dollar order" from Foton, one of China's largest bus manufacturers, for more than 200 SUMO HD electric powertrains.

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US: Ford boosts motorhome chassis production
Ford has boosted US production of Class A motorhome chassis and introduced new options in response to growing consumer confidence and demand for recreational vehicles.

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Research reports about heavy trucks

Global Database of the Top 1000 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

This company database offers valuable information on top 1000 light truck and utility vehicle producers in the world which makes the database an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing,

Published: August, 2014 | Price: $1330.49 |


Global Database of the Top 1000 Truck Trailer Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

This company database offers valuable information on top 1000 truck trailer producers in the world which makes the database an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product

Published: August, 2014 | Price: $1330.49 |


Global heavy trucks market

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global heavy trucks market, major manufacturers, top markets, manufacturing trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets

Published: July, 2014 | Price: $1500.00 |

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