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Class 8 Heavy-Duty Vocational Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America

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Market Size, Shares, Segmentation, Competitors, Growth, Channels & Trends Underlying the Manufacture and Markets for Class 8 Vocational/Straight Truck Bodies

2017 – 2022 Outlook

410 fabricators and suppliers of Class 8 truck bodies analyzed and aggregated across 15 key applications to define the vocational truck delivered to the final customer

Report Highlights

Analysis of a $4 billion industry for Class 8 vocational truck/body applications
$10 billion+ total industry value of Class 8 vocational complete trucks
410 fabricators of Class 8 mounted vocational/straight truck bodies
15 key end-use application segments with 40+ product types
Comprehensive market size & share estimates in units & dollars

Whereas there are only a handful of heavy truck chassis manufacturers, the outcome of the vocational use of final vehicles rests in the hands of scores of small to large body fabricators in North America. These range from one-segment specialists to larger corporations that cover more than one type of heavy truck body.

Increasingly the larger players see their capabilities in any one segment as being applicable for diversification into additional body types. For example, van body manufacturers see service truck bodies as a contiguous area for expansion. Further, traditional truck trailer manufacturers are flexing their muscles by moving into truck body production, having finally figured that they must do so to counteract a mature trailer segment with participation in "Last Mile" vehicles.

The vocational/straight truck segment accounts for a quarter to a third of the total Class 8 category in North America, and in recent years has performed better than the tractor segment. All 410 companies included in this report manufacture bodies suitable for mounting on Class 8 heavy-duty straight/vocational truck chassis. They may also make bodies mounted on lower GVWR chassis, or in trailer-mounted or self-propelled configurations, but only the production of Class 8-suitable bodies are included in this study. has pioneered independent study of various body fabrication areas, long neglected for analysis in understanding the final vocational truck. This report provides a vista view of the heavy-duty Class 8 segment of the industry, from the standpoint of where the truck chassis is applied in the delivery chain from truck manufacturer to body fabricator to final customer.

Class 8 Vocational Truck/Body Application Segments Analyzed

Aerial Bucket Trucks
Boom Truck Cranes
Concrete Delivery TrucksFront & Rear Discharge Mixers, Pump Trucks, Volumetric Mixers
Conveyor Trucks, including Stone Slingers & Seed/Fertilizer Tenders
Drill Rigs & Digger Derricks
Dump Truck Bodies, including Chipper & Grain Bodies
Fire TrucksAerial Ladder & Platforms, Pumpers, Rescue, Tankers
Lube Trucks
Oilfield Trucks
Platform/Flatbed Truck Bodies
Refuse Truck BodiesRear, Front & Side Loaders, Cable & Hooklift Hoists, Grapple Loaders
Road Construction & Maintenance Truck BodiesAsphalt Distributors & Patchers
Tank TrucksBulk Feed, Aviation Refuelers, LPG Bobtails, Refined Fuel & Water Tanks
Tow Trucks & Roll-back Carriers
Vacuum Tank TrucksHydro Excavators, Industrial Vacuum Loaders, Sewer Cleaners, Coded & Septic/Non-Coded Vacuum Tanks

Standard Table of Contents for Each Segment

1. Product Types
2. Market Size Estimates: Units & Dollars
3. Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars
3.1. Manufacturers by Type
3.2. Market Shares: All Products
3.3. Market Shares: By Product Type
4. Market Analysis
4.1. Average Prices
4.2. Distribution Channels
5. Production by Region
6. Market Dynamics & Demand Factors
7. Outlook & Forecasts - 2018–2022
8. Key Manufacturer Data


This project is a “bottoms up” approach based on examining virtually all industry participants in North America and aggregating their sales and unit production into an industry-wide picture. Research methods include not only all available public domain resources, but also significant primary interview content with industry participants at trade conventions and through telephone contact. This is a project requiring expert analysis into this industry and its dynamics. STN’s long-time background in corporate business development and specific vertical industry experience in trucks/transportation provide the knowledge and expertise for this extensive project, which is not available elsewhere as a comprehensive market research project on the subject of Class 8 vocational trucks.

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