Report says 2006 tank trailer sales reached $840 million

Feb. 8, 2007
The fabrication of 11,400 tank trailer units produced sales in 2006 of $840 million in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, according to a report by

The fabrication of 11,400 tank trailer units produced sales in 2006 of $840 million in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, according to a report by

Among the tank trailer manufacturers included in the report are: Acro Trailer co, Advanced Engineered Products Ltd, Beall Corp, Bedard Tankers Inc, Brenner Tank LLC, Bulk Manufacturing of Florida, City Machine and Welding, Comptank Corp, Dragon Products Ltd, E D Etnyre and Co, FIBA Technologies, Fort Worth Fabrication, Dragon Products Ltd Inc, Galyean Equipment Co, Gator Tank, Heil Trailer International, Hutchinson Industries, LBT Inc, Mississippi Tank Co, Paramount Tank Inc, Polar Corp, Robica-Forman Tank Ltd, SemoTank/Baker Equipment Co, Stephens Pneumatics Inc, Tankcon FRP, Inc, Texas Trailer Corp, Thompson Tank Inc, Trail King Industries, Trans-Tech Industries Inc, Tremcar Inc, Tri State LLC, Troxell Trailer Manufacturing LLC, Vantage Trailer Inc, Walker Transportation, and West-Mor Industries LLC.

The data also contains the number of trucks and trailers in use for the Top 20 distributors as reported in the Bulk Transporter 2005 annual Gross Revenue Report.

The SpecialtyVehicle study examines the industry from the standpoint of manufacturers that provide tank trailers for a variety of transport applications. The analysis is divided into five sections covering petroleum/fuel, chemical/hazardous waste; milk/dairy/sanitary; dry bulk; and others, such as cryogenic, asphalt and compressed gas trailers. For each of these applications, the discussion centers on unit and dollar shares in total and by geographic location.

The data generated is then applied to a review of the competitive landscape, followed by a market analysis section covering recent developments and trends, key demand drivers, customers and channels and the future outlook and forecast.

Major companies are profiled in detail to include descriptions of their business and key operating features. A matrix is provided of the industry structure that correlates sales with employment numbers and size of manufacturing plants.

To gather the data, interviewed manufacturing executives, searched the Internet, and scrutinized numerous public domain documents. Some of the findings contained in the report are:

•Specialization is a key aspect of tank trailer manufacturing operations. Smaller players tend to focus on narrow niches, while larger manufacturers have the ability to cross over from their principal product lines.

•The fragmented nature of the industry, occupied by relatively small private companies, provides for a typical backdrop for private equity buyouts and consolidations can be expected accordingly.

The 109-page report is available for $4,200 per copy. Company profiles are also available for purchase separately. For more information, see the company's Web site at