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IBISWorld’s Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry profit margins are expected to narrow over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental industry fulfils a small but important role in the transport sector, helping transport firms meet short-term requirements. Clients often rent semi-trailers and trucks to cope with a spike in customer orders, or meet the need for unusual vehicle specifications that are outside the client's normal vehicle fleet. Rental equipment is also required as temporary replacement of fleet stock in response to vehicle breakdowns.

    Solid demand from the Road Freight Transport industry has supported the industry's performance over the past five years. However, weak growth in the volume of merchandise imports and exports, and the declining price of motor vehicles have constrained industry growth...

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    What is the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental industry?

    The industry has a low degree of market concentration, with the four largest semi-trailer and truck rental companies together expected to generate an estimated 32.1% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry has a fragmented structure. The majority of the businesses are small, private enterprises serving only a particular geographic region.

    Several of the largest players operate their businesses across multiple locations, notably Orix Australia, Rentco, Krueger Group and KTEQ Rentals. Economies of scale are difficult for operators to achieve due to the importance of proximity to their target markets. Operators are unable to store a large number of prime movers and trailers in one facility because that could create overcapacity for that particular region. Mar...

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    Additional Insights for the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Ability to effectively manage debtors
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from road freight transport and Total merchandise imports and exports in the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Single- and tandem-axle trailers
    Tri-axle trailers
    Light and heavy rigid trucks
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Orix Australia

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from road freight transport
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Motor vehicle price index
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from rail freight transport

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling
  • Trailer and Caravan Dealers

  • Products & Services
  • Tri-axle trailers
  • Semi-tractors
  • Light and heavy rigid trucks
  • Single- and tandem-axle trailers
  • Chart: Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Intrastate freight haulage firms
  • Urban light commercial transport firms
  • Interstate freight haulage firms
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Interest
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    ORIX Australia Corporation LimitedRentco Pty Ltd
  • Table: ORIX Australia Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Rentco Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Articulated Truck
  • Vehicles primarily for load carrying, consisting of a prime mover and a turnable device which can be linked to one or more trailers.
  • Axle
  • A shaft that is fixed to the wheels and the body of the trailer.
  • Curtainsider
  • A flatbed truck or trailer with an upper-structure for mounting a tarpaulin system.
  • Dollie Or Dolly
  • A short tandem axle trailer. It is used to attach multiple semi-trailers in succession.
  • Global Positioning System (Gps)
  • A device that uses satellites to pinpoint its location.
  • Heavy Rigid Trucks
  • Rigid trucks with a gross vehicle mass greater than 4.5 tonnes.
  • Light Rigid Trucks
  • Rigid trucks with a gross vehicle mass greater than 3.5 tonnes but less than 4.5 tonnes.
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