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Tank Truck/Body Manufacturing Industry in North America 2019

Publication Date: Aug 2019
Size, Shares, Segmentation, Competitors, Growth, Channels & Trends
2018 Data, 5-Year History, 2019 – 2023 Outlook


Includes Excel data tables!


Tank Truck Types

  1. Bulk Feed Tank Truck/Bodies
  2. Coded Liquid Tank Truck/Bodies: Aviation Refuelers, LPG Bobtails, Refined Fuel/Petroleum
  3. Water Tank Truck/Bodies
  4. Sewer Jetters

Report Highlights

  • 8,500+ tank truck/bodies across all categories; 60 identified manufacturers
  • $400 million market size
  • Fragmented business across several regional manufacturers
  • Market size and shares by each tank truck/body type; units and dollars
  • Market size & shares by chassis class for all tank truck types
  • Market size breakouts by buyer segments: fuel distributors, municipal, agriculture
  • Excel database included for market size and competitive share breakouts; all manufacturers


58 manufacturers analyzed and aggregated into an analytical framework to define a $400 million+ business.


Tank trucks, used for transport of dry bulk cargo, liquids, semi-liquids and gases, are insulated or non-insulated, pressurized or non-pressurized, and designed for single or multiple loads. This report discusses bulk feed truck/bodies and liquid tank truck/bodies, which are further sub-divided into aviation refuelers, LPG bobtails, petroleum/refined fuel tankers, water tankers and sewer jetters. (Details on vacuum tank truck/body manufacturing are not included in this report, but can be found in separate SpecialtyResearch.net reports.)
Bulk feed truck body manufacture is a distinct category and has a unique set of manufacturers. Bulk feed and liquid tank truck body manufacturers are mostly mutually exclusive; companies manufacturing bulk feed truck bodies typically manufacture only truck- and/or trailer-mounted bodies for hauling dry bulk commodities such as grain, feed and seed, and do not manufacture other types of tank bodies.
Bodies for transport of hazardous liquids are required to conform to specifications and codes established by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). DOT specifications for liquid tank bodies are DOT406, DOT407 and MC331.
The value of tank truck/body fabrication in North America is estimated at $400 million for 2018. The ten leading manufacturers fabricated 47% of total units in 2018.
Market dynamics driving demand in each buyer segment are different, which in turn impact demand for tanker bodies in that product category. The energy and construction sectors are the primary determinants of demand for liquid tanker bodies. Over 40 percent of tank truck bodies are coded units used for fuel transport in the oil and gas industry.
Other important customer segments include the chemical, construction and agricultural industries, municipal agencies, and contractors who service the septic waste industry.
SRN has identified and profiled 58 manufacturers of tanker truck bodies. The reduction in fracking activities and the steep decline in oil prices since mid-2014 led to significant consolidation and realignment for manufacturers in the coded tank body segment. However, the oil and gas industry is experiencing moderate recovery since end-2016 after a two-year downturn. Growth rate for the bulk feed segment is projected to be higher than the average growth rate for the total tank body segment.
These and other topics are the subject of this report from SpecialtyResearch.net (“SRN”). The report can be put to immediate use for sales and market planning, M&A identification, competitive share analysis, alliances and technology transfer considerations.





Product Types



Bulk Feed Truck/Bodies



Liquid Tank Truck/Bodies



2.2.1 Aviation Refuelers



2.2.2 LPG Bobtails



2.2.3 Petroleum/Refined Fuel Truck/Bodies



2.2.4 Water Tank Truck/Bodies



2.2.5 Sewer Jetters


Market Size Estimates – Units & Dollars 2018



Market Size: By Chassis Class



Market Size: By Specification: Coded Vs. Non-Coded



Market Size Estimates: Historical – 2013 – 2017


Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars



Manufacturers by Type



Manufacturers’ Product Mix



Market Shares: All



Market Shares: By Type



Market Shares: By Chassis Class



Market Shares: By Specification: Coded Vs. Non-Coded


Market Shares: By Type



Bulk Feed Truck/Bodies


5.1.1 Bulk Feed Truck/Bodies: By Chassis Class



Coded Tank Truck/Bodies


5.2.1 Coded Tank Truck/Bodies: By Type


5.2.2 Coded Tank Truck/Bodies: By Chassis Class



Water Tank Truck/Bodies


5.3.1 Water Tank/Truck Bodies: By Chassis Class



Sewer Jetters


5.4.1 Sewer Jetters: By Chassis Class


Market Analysis



Average Price



Distribution Channels


Market Dynamics & Demand Factors



Consolidation & Realignment



Buyer Segments


Outlook 2019 – 2023


Production by Region


Key Manufacturer Data



Key Manufacturer Data: Alphabetical Order



Key Manufacturer Data: Rank Order – Units


Manufacturer Profiles (58 companies profiled*)




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