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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 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 rents out semi-tractors (trucks) and semi-trailers. These are categorised based on their gross vehicle mass and number of axles. Semi-trailers make up the majority of the industry products. This is because single prime movers can haul wide range of trailers. The price charged for trailers varies depending on the size and modifications of the trailers. For example, a tri-axle refrigerated trailer is significantly more expensive than a single-axle flatbed.

Tri-axle trailer

The rent of tri-axle trailers is the industry's largest product segment contributing over half the industry's revenue in 2016-17, at an estimated 56.7%. Thi...

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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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