The manufacture of wreckers and car carriers is examined in a 70-page market report by SpecialtyVehicles.net (SVN), a business research consulting firm that provides proprietary analysis of vocational truck market segments.
Titled Wrecker & Car Carrier Truck/Body Manufacturing Industry in North America, the study is a detailed examination of the size, structure, trends, channels, and competition in the tightly controlled and highly specialized fabrication of bodies for wreckers and car carriers.
According to SVN, about 15 manufacturers have an estimated industry production by value of $306 million for body fabrication and related value-added work on the truck chassis. As a result of the greater versatility and cheaper cost, car carriers have grown significantly at the expense of wreckers.
The report provides a breakout of market shares in units and value for all manufacturers, together with detailed census analysis on the operating universe of trucks for this vocation.