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World Terminal Tractors/Yardspotters

Publication Date: Jan 2018

Market Size, Shares, Segmentation, Competitors, Growth, Channels, & Trends Underlying the Global Manufacture and Markets for Terminal Tractors, aka Yardspotters, Used in Ports & Distribution Terminals

2017 Market Size & Share Estimates
2018 – 2022 Forecast


Global Multi-Client Market Survey of an $800 Million Niche Segment in Heavy Trucks

Report Highlights

  • Market size and share breakouts in units and dollars by tractor type, region, end use
  • Comprehensive profiles of market players
  • Succinct market analysis underlying demand factors, channels and trends
  • Electrification/battery technology trends with estimates of the current and future penetration
  • Outlook and forecast
  • Detailed company profiles

About The Report

Terminal tractor manufacturing is differentiated by region in terms of product specifications, adoption rates and popularity of terminal tractors. North America is the dominant market for terminal tractors. Market leadership positions vary by region. Market penetration requires presence in major markets, and most players have a world presence through a mix of joint ventures, plant locations and distribution arrangements.
Terminal tractors are workhorses that ply port terminals and distribution/warehouse areas. They must operate back and forth in all directions and are considered very versatile for the short distance environments in which they operate. Their mission-specific role to keep cargo moving constantly for short distances is becoming more appreciated. Terminal tractors are also at the forefront of heavy vehicles amenable to all-electric transition.
This project by SpecialtyTransportation.net (STN) examines all aspects of the availability and demand for terminal tractors worldwide. The report is extremely valuable for information on niche and fringe players (in addition to leading manufacturers), who are often targets for acquisition. Consolidation can be expected as leaders vie for market shares in country/region specific markets.



This project is a “bottoms up” approach based on examining virtually all industry participants in the global marketplace 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 an extensive 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.

1 Scope
2 Product Types
3 Market Size Estimates – Units & Dollars 2017
3.1. Market Size: By Region & Tractor Type
3.2. Market Size: By Application
3.3. Market Size: Historical – 2012 – 2016
4 Market Shares: Competitive Analysis in Units & Dollars
4.1. Manufacturers by Type
4.2. Manufacturers’ Product Mix
4.3. Market Shares: All – World
5 Market Shares: By Region, Type, & Application
5.1. Market Shares: By Region
5.1.1. North America
5.1.2. Europe
5.1.3. Asia-Pacific
5.1.4. South America
5.2. Market Shares: By Tractor Type
5.2.1. 4X2 Tractors
5.2.2. 4X4 Tractors
5.3. Market Shares by Region & Tractor Type
5.3.1. North America
5.3.2. Europe
5.3.3. Asia-Pacific
5.3.4. South America
5.4. Market Shares by Application
5.4.1. Distribution
5.4.2. Ports
6 Market Analysis
6.1. Electrification/Battery Technology Adoption
6.1.1. Electric Tractors: Fleet Size
6.1.2. Electric Tractors: Demand Drivers
6.1.3. Electric Tractors: Five-year Projections
6.2. Average Price
6.3. Distribution Channels
6.4. Company Niches & Strengths
6.5. Component Suppliers
7 Market Dynamics & Demand Factors
8 Outlook 2018 – 2022
9 Key Manufacturer Data
10 Manufacturer Profiles*

*Contact us for a list of all companies profiled.

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