Founders Q2 2018 Industrials Update

By: Gene Bazemore

The heavy-duty trucking sector has benefited from sustained growth in the broader industrials market. In this quarterly update, the Founders’ Industrials team discusses these growth drivers, new vehicle build trends, and relative market share from key manufacturers.

As seen in the chart below, class 8 truck production is expected to reach all-time highs in the coming years due to continued strength in downstream end markets. The outlook for trucking companies as well as other ancillary industry participants continues to be bright.


This update also details the largest industrial transactions reported in the first half of 2018, as well as transaction trends for the industry. Click here to view our newest industrial update and stay current with the heavy-duty trucking sector.

View the Founders Q2 2018 Industrials Update


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