◆英語タイトル：North America Used Truck Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)
North America used truck market was valued at USD 13 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 17 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period (2021 – 2026).
With Covid-19 stopping every transport worldwide, the impact in the market were high in first few months of the pandemic. As soon the restrictions were eased companies in the region wittnessed huge influx of customers looking for affordable used truck. As auto plants were shut, and consumers more cautious about spending on new trucks, in the last few months companies recorded record sales of used trucks.
The North American used truck market is expected to witness healthy growth during the forecast period, with the implementation of Green House Gase’s phase 2.
The growth in construction activities and increasing demand for e-commerce in the region has increased the demand for trucks, both old and new, in the past few years. Further, the North America Free Trade Agreement has given the necessary impetus for the easy movement of goods in the region, thereby helping the growth of the market.
Newer trucks are now being equipped with advanced features like automatic transmission with more cabin comfort which is driving the users to go for new trucks instead of purchasing old trucks without these features. This is hindering the market growth currently.
Key Market Trends
Heavy Duty Trucks will Lead the Market
The construction industry in North America is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years, with good opportunities emerging from infrastructure, residential, and non-residential sectors. The advent of trucks with higher power and advanced features, like airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, cruise control systems, ABS and driveline traction control, and electronic stability, makes it one of the preferred choices for material handling and transportation in the construction and manufacturing sector.
However, purchasing new trucks is a major investment for the construction companies, especially in short-term projects, it is more suitable to lease a heavy-duty truck, as they help in avoiding major start-up cost. In North America, numerous construction equipment users are seeing rented heavy-duty trucks or opt for the ‘pay-as-use’ model, as an optimal way to do business. This model has been proven more beneficial for the used heavy-duty trucks market, thereby increasing the demand for the used heavy-duty trucks segment.
After the COVID-19 buyers were more inclined to buy a used truck as compared to new truck, which created huge demand last year. Owing to which various major players added new dealership to provide more options and after sales services to the customers. For instance, in September 2020, the Gordon Truck Centers added new Freightliner Northwest store in Albany. The location will provide parts, service and service support for Freightliner and Western Star.
Moreover, to support social distancing some companies motivated buyer to select their vehicles form the website and make their websites more informative to customers. For instance, in April 2020, Penske has rolled out its new and improved version of website. The upgraded version includes an enhanced online experience featuring responsive, adaptive design that makes shopping, buying and financing a used truck online convenient.
The United States will hold the Largest Share in the Market
The United States is the largest market for used trucks in the North American region. The US trucking industry is poised to experience strong growth over the next decade as the country’s economy is slated to be steady, despite the signs of an upcoming recession. Nearly 70% of all freight transportation is done by trucks. On an average, over 3.6 million heavy-duty Class 8 truck (heavy-duty trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 33,001 pounds) movements are required to move the freight volume the country needs to handle per year.
However, owing to covid-19 commercial truck sales in 2020 reached near to 410,000 units, with a decline of 22.3% from the 2019 total. In that sales of Class 8 trucks in 2020 totaled nearly 192,000 units, which is down by 30.6% from 2019. This is has led to an increase in the demand for used trucks, which has forced the truck dealers to increase their used trucks fleet.
Moreover, with the growth of online retailers, digital logistics operations and e-commerce companies such as Amazon, Fresh Direct, Instacart and lowering of oil and gasoline prices many major carriers across the country are increasing their fleet by purchasing used trucks at a lower price to increase their profit margin.
Moreover, the used truck prices are expected to increase, with the entry of the latest model years trucks into the used truck segment, the next 1-2 years. The total nationwide fleet of trucks is probably about as big as it needs to be able to handle the current demand for freight. Hence the leasing of the trucks is expected to increase as the truck operators have the sufficient options to choose from the used trucks market, according to the freight movement demand.
Some of the prominent players in the market are Paccar Inc. (Kenworth Used Trucks, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks), Gordon Truck Centers, Inc. (Freightliner Northwest), Volvo AB Class B, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, amongst others. The market is majorly controlled by the retail dealerships, with about 75% of the share in the distribution channels. It offers better sales and service support compared to the other channels.
Truck manufacturers are focusing on developing innovative powertrain technologies for enhancing the overall fuel efficiency and life cycle of the trucks. This, in turn, increases the operational age of the trucks, which will increase the inventory of the used trucks over the years. Though there is an increase in mileage of the used trucks aging 2-4 years, the efforts by the truck manufacturers to increase the life cycle of the trucks means that the existing inventory of used trucks will have healthier mechanical health, which will influence the purchasing decisions of the truck fleet operators to go for these trucks.
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1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4 MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Driver
4.2 Market Restraint
4.3 Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Vehicle Type
5.1.1 Light-duty Truck
5.1.2 Medium-duty Truck
5.1.3 Heavy-duty Truck
5.2 By Country
5.2.1 United States
5.2.3 Rest of North America
6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles*
6.2.1 Gordon Truck Centers, Inc
6.2.2 Volvo AB Class B
6.2.3 International Used Trucks
6.2.5 Paccar Inc
6.2.6 Ryder System, Inc.
6.2.7 Isuzu Motor Ltd
6.2.8 General Motors Company
6.2.9 Ford Motor Company
6.2.10 Arrow Truck Sales, Inc.
7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
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