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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada in Numbers

Canadian Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry Outlook

2016 Report Highlights

Canadian Truck Sales

  • Canadian sales of trucks (classes 5 to 8) totaled 41,133 in 2014, an increase compared to 2013 when 38,923 trucks were sold.
  • Class 8 truck sales were highest in 2012 with 30,163 units sold, accounting for 70% of overall sales (classes 5 to 8).
  • In 2015 there were a total of 1,444,384 medium and heavy duty trucks, ranging from class 3 to class 8, in operation across Canada. Class 8 represented the largest segment of heavy duty trucks in operation, with a total of 594,874 Class 8 trucks registered.
  • Truck sales (classes 5 to 8) have been increasing since 2009 when the recessionary environment slowed overall sales, but have not yet recovered to the peak number recorded in 2006 (52,293).

Registered number of trucks in Canada

  • In 2015 there were 1,444,384 medium and heavy duty trucks (classes 3 to 8) registered in Canada. Class 8 represented the largest segment of heavy duty trucks in operation, with a total of 594,874 Class 8 trucks registered in 2015. This was followed by Class 3 with 420,695 registrations, and Class 7 rounding out the top three classes at 139,688 registrations.
  • Alberta had the highest number of registered trucks at 380, 351 (26.3%) closely followed by Ontario at 344, 534 (24%).
  • Since 2013, the age of medium and heavy duty trucks has shifted. In 2015, the 1-5 age group saw an 8% increase (29%), while the other two age groups saw declines of 2% for the 6-10 group (27%) and 3% for the 10+ age group (47%).

Mileage

  • In 2014, the average driving distance of medium and heavy duty truck or cargo van was 45,759.9 kilometres. The average distance travelled increased by weight class, with 4.5t to 10t weight class recording the lowest average driving distance of 16,548.2kms, and the 15t with the longest average driving distance of 64,459.4 kms.
  • In 2014, there were a total of 67.7 million trucking shipments made in Canada, representing a 4.1% increase over 2013 (65.0 million shipments).
  • In 2014, the total distance driven by truck transportation companies came to 43.0 billion kilometres, the highest number of total kilometres observed since tracking began in 2004.
  • Domestic sales of diesel fuel oil are at an 8 year peak with a record of 30,463,875 cubic metres sold in 2014, a 3.4% increase since 2013.

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2014 Report

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