Long road ahead: Volatile demand conditions has placed downward pressure on profit margins

Over the five years to 2019, the Local Specialized Freight Trucking industry in Canada has had a bumpy ride. In recent years, demand for industry services has risen in line with strong economic conditions. However, volatile demand conditions during the period placed downward pressure on profit margins. Moving forward, industry revenue is expected to rebound as overall growth in the Canadian economy fuels demand for specialized transportation services. However, while crude oil prices are expected to rebound in coming years, this recovery will likely occur at a relatively slow pace...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased construction activity has driven demand for industry services
  • Industry revenue has strengthened despite volatile conditions
  • A growing economy will lead to increased demand for transportation services
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Local Specialized Freight Trucking industry in Canada has contracted slightly over the five years to 2019 due to volatile demand from downstream clients and significant declines in the world price of crude oil early in the period. Industry players use trucks to transport freight that require specialized handling and trailers within metropolitan and local areas. This includes bulk liquids, dry bulk materials, forest products, automobiles, heavy equipment and even cargo, such as houses. Initially, activity in Canada’s mining and oil sectors slowed and fears of a housing bubble led to reduced residential construction...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to attract local support
  • Access to the latest available technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from oil and gas extraction and Demand from mining (except oil and gas) in the Local Specialized Freight Trucking industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide local trucking services using specialized equipment within a metropolitan area. Companies in the industry transport bulk liquids, dry bulk materials, forest products, automobiles, boats, livestock and other specialized freight. This does not include the transport of used goods.

    Industry Products
  • Liquid bulk transportation
  • Dry bulk transportation
  • Forestry products transportation
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Local agricultural products trucking
  • Local automobile carrier services
  • Local boat, log, sand and coal hauling services
  • Local bulk liquid trucking
  • Local dump trucking and flatbed trucking
  • Local refrigerated products trucking
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from oil and gas extraction
  • Demand from mining (except oil and gas)
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Slow start
  • Downstream conditions improve
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Lacklustre demand
  • Supply chains and outsourcing
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Mining In Canada
  • Construction In Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Transportation and Warehousing In Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • Fuel Dealers in Canada
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Liquid bulk transportation
  • Other services
  • Dry bulk transportation
  • Forestry products transportation
  • Chart: Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commodity, petroleum and construction industries
  • Other
  • Forestry industries
  • Automotive industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Local Specialized Freight Trucking

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Local Specialized Freight 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 Local Specialized Freight 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 Local Specialized Freight Trucking Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Value of residential construction (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dry Bulk
  • Dry commodities such as grain, coal, iron ore and gravel.
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • An additional charge introduced by transport operators to cover the increased cost of fuel. It is charged in addition to the freight rate.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing the raw materials that are needed for the immediate term only.
  • Liquid Bulk
  • Liquid commodities such as water, oil, chemicals and petroleum products.
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