Keep on trucking: Increased spending on staple goods will increase demand for industry services

Despite several bumps in the road, the Tank and Refrigeration Trucking industry in Canada has improved over the five years to 2017. Steady increases in consumer spending and international trade activity have created substantial opportunities for trucking companies to generate revenue by transporting goods among manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Moving forward, industry revenue will benefit from stable demand from downstream customers. As consumer spending on staple goods and other grocery products that require specialized shipping methods, increases, demand for industry shipping services will continue to grow...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.8%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
29,713
Businesses
7,427
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Moving forward, industry revenue will benefit from stable demand from downstream customers
  • Operators implement fuel surcharges to limit vulnerability to sudden price fluctuations
  • As the world price of crude oil increases, companies will implement fuel surcharges
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Tank and Refrigeration Trucking industry in Canada is characterized by a low level of market share concentration, with the industry's four largest players accounting for less than 10.0% of total industry revenue in 2017. Specialized trucking companies require very little capital to begin operating, which makes it easy for new players to enter the industry and compete with established companies for market share. As a result, the industry is also highly fragmented, and nonemploying companies are estimated to represent 56.6% of total industry establishments in 2017. The industry's fragmented structure makes it difficult for players to expand their market share by achieving economies of scale, and no single operator is expected to generate more than 5.0% of total industry revenue. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry are

  • Successful industrial relations policy
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Total trade value in the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry?

    This industry provides long-distance trucking services for atypical cargo requiring specialized transportation. Companies in this industry transport bulk liquids, frozen goods, dry bulk materials, forest products, automobiles and other specialized freight between metropolitan areas. However, this industry does not include the transport of used goods.

    Industry Products
  • Standard packed goods
  • Dry bulk
  • Bulk liquids and gases
  • Climate-controlled packed goods
  • Live animals
  • Automobiles and light-duty trucks
  • Hazardous and nonhazardous waste
  • Industry Activities
  • Long-distance automobile carrier trucking
  • Long-distance bulk liquid trucking
  • Long-distance agricultural products trucking (including livestock)
  • Long-distance hazardous material trucking
  • Long-distance gravel hauling services
  • Long-distance refrigerated products trucking
  • Long-distance garbage hauling
  • Long-distance tanker trucking
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Total trade value
  • Total retail sales
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Riding the road to recovery
  • Petroleum and profit
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry growth on cruise control
  • Labour concerns
  • Growing competition
  • Table: Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Frozen Food Production in Canada
  • Dairy Product Production in Canada
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling in Canada
  • Automobile Wholesaling in Canada
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling in Canada
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Standard packed goods
  • Climate-controlled packed goods
  • Dry bulk
  • Bulk liquids and gases
  • Automobiles and light-duty trucks
  • Live animals
  • Hazardous and nonhazardous waste
  • Chart: Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Nondurable goods manufacturers
  • Petroleum refineries and chemical processors
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Agricultural producers

  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Chemical and petroleum processors
  • Agricultural and other clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tank & Refrigeration Trucking

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Tank & Refrigeration Trucking Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total trade value (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Intermodal
  • Internationally standardized reusable steel containers that can be moved via ship, rail and truck without unloading the contents of the container until delivery.
  • Less-Than-Truckload (Ltl)
  • Truck shipments weighing between 45 kilograms and 4,536 kilograms.
  • Reefer
  • Industry term used to describe any climate-controlled shipping container.
  • Shrinkage
  • Loss of inventory between point of manufacture and point of sale due to damages, misplacement, spoilage, theft or other forms of human error.
  • Truckload (Tl)
  • Truck shipments weighing more than 4,536 kilograms and generally carried in intermodal containers.
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