U.S. Trucking industry Segments


To find the market sizes and share of the following trucking industry Segments in the U.S.: Logistics , Drayage, Ports and Intermodal , Food and Beverage , Package Delivery , Construction , Aviation , Manufacturing/Warehouse/Distribution Center , Mining and Others.

Early Findings

U.S. Trucking Market

  • The U.S. trucking industry is worth $700 billion.
  • 71.4% of United States' freight by weight is transported by truck.

Segmentation of the U.S. Trucking Market

  • There is no existing research that segments the trucking market in the U.S.
  • A McKinsey consultant attempted to estimate the market sizes of various segments of the trucking industry.
  • The Bureau of Transportation Statistics segments the U.S. trucking industry into "for-hire" and "in-house" segments.
  • Value Line segments the industry into "truckload" and "less than truckload".

Package Delivery

  • This segment is worth less than 10% of the whole $700 billion market with around $60 billion.
  • The package delivery segment in the U.S. is mostly related to the transportation of light goods, weighting less than 110 pounds.
  • Depending on the source, this segment is estimated between $50 billion and $70 billion.
  • Over half the revenue in the sector is generated by only 3 companies: U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS.


  • Oil and diesel transport is worth around one third of all truck cargoes.


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The report includes the words food and construction, but does not include the other segments.

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Other Available Reports

  • A freight segmenting report is available to purchase online, which includes data on end uses of the freight trucking market: Oil & Gas, Industrial & Manufacturing, Defense, Energy & Mining, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, and Food & Beverages.

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