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Truck Fender Market

Truck Fender Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Fender Type (Single Axle Fenders, Half Fenders, Full Tandem Fenders ), By Trailer Type (Semi-Trailers , Jumbo Trailers), By Applications (OEM , Aftermarket ) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2024-2032

Report Code: SRAT344DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 4.5%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD 4,559.08 million
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD 6,775.36 million
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
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Market Overview

The global truck fender market size was valued at USD 4,559.08 million in 2023. It is estimated to reach USD 6,775.36 million by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2024–2032). The growing need for trucks in the commercial sector has led to a rapid expansion of the worldwide truck fender market in recent years. There is a strong demand for truck fenders because of the growing specifications for electrified and autonomous trucks. The truck fender market generates global sales from OEM applications and the aftermarket. Moreover, the market for truck fenders is expanding significantly due to the growing need for heavy-duty trucks for logistics and transportation.

A fender is one of the automobile components that help reduce the aerodynamic drag acting on a vehicle, increasing fuel efficiency. The use of lightweight materials in fender manufacturing is one of the major market trends in the truck fender industry. Manufacturers use materials like aluminum, composites, and fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) more frequently to lighten trucks overall and increase fuel economy.

Manufacturers are pressured to develop vehicles with better fuel economy for cost-conscious consumers and fleet operators. The demand for truck fenders is expected to grow steadily due to increased emphasis on efficiency and safety, technological advancements, and rising demand. Businesses that can keep up with changing trends, seize new opportunities, and overcome obstacles will succeed in this fast-paced industry.

Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

Increasing Demand for Commercial Vehicles

The growing emphasis on improving vehicle aerodynamics to reduce air drag is directly linked to enhancing fuel efficiency. Concurrently, the expansion of building and infrastructure projects underscores the increasing demand for robust commercial vehicles, necessitating sturdy and durable truck fenders. Moreover, stringent government regulations concerning vehicle safety and emission standards propel the need for advanced fender systems. For instance, the exponential growth of e-commerce in India exemplifies the rising demand for reliable transportation solutions across various industries, fueling the need for commercial vehicles. This trend is expected to persist, significantly shaping the Indian commercial vehicle market in the future. Such factors propel market growth.

Market Restraint

High Cost for Manufacturing Technologically Advanced Fenders

The market growth faces significant challenges due to the volatile prices of raw materials like plastic and steel, which are crucial for manufacturing truck fenders. This makes it difficult for manufacturers to maintain profitability, as accurately estimating and budgeting production costs becomes challenging. Moreover, intense competition presents hurdles for new entrants seeking traction in the market.

The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated these challenges, disrupting manufacturing and supply chain operations and thereby impeding the market growth. As a result, industry players are compelled to navigate a complex landscape characterized by fluctuating material prices, competitive pressures, and pandemic-induced disruptions, posing formidable obstacles to sustained growth and profitability.

Market Opportunities

Technological Advancements

The integration of sensors and communication technologies into fenders enables the development of smart fender systems. These systems can monitor parameters such as temperature and tire pressure, providing fleet managers with real-time data for predictive maintenance. Remote diagnostics and monitoring capabilities further enhance efficiency by reducing downtime and optimizing fleet performance.

For example, Acme Trucking, a key player in the long-haul transportation sector, faced challenges in maintaining its aging fleet due to increased upkeep expenses, frequent malfunctions, and inefficient tire management, which impacted its profitability. Acme sought innovative solutions and collaborated with a leading tech firm to implement smart fender systems across their entire fleet. This initiative addressed their maintenance concerns and improved operational efficiency, demonstrating the transformative potential of smart technologies in the transportation industry.

Regional Analysis

Based on region, the global truck fender market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. 

North America's truck fender market share is expected to expand substantially during the forecast period. The rising need for heavy-duty trucks for long-distance transportation and construction projects is driving the market expansion in this area. According to the American Trucking Association's projection, the trucking industry had a revenue of USD 875.5 billion in 2021. In June 2021, there were more than 4.06 million Class 8 trucks in operation, a 2.3% rise from 2020. Because of rising end-user demand, heavy-duty vehicle sales are expected to rise throughout the projection year. North America's status as a truck production hub has been cemented by the presence of multiple major truck manufacturers, including Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner, Western Star), PACCAR (Kenworth, Peterbilt), Navistar International Corporation, and Volvo Trucks North America.

Furthermore, North America has vast road networks essential to domestic and international trade. As a result, there is a steady need for heavy-duty trucks that can transport loads over long distances, which supports the demand for related truck parts like fenders. Heavy-duty trucks are widely used by the area's expanding construction industry to deliver supplies and machinery to project sites. There is a direct correlation between this and the need for truck fenders. As a result, there is a strong demand for truck fenders in the area.

In Asia-Pacific, the growing logistics and transportation sector drives significant growth in the truck fender market. The demand for heavy-duty trucks is driven by fast industrialization, urbanization, and infrastructure development in nations like China and India, propelling market expansion. Raw materials, completed goods, and machinery must be transported as manufacturing activities spread throughout the region, especially in China and India. This necessitates a large fleet of heavy-duty trucks, raising their fenders' price.

Moreover, due to their rapid growth and expansion, efficient transportation systems are imperative for the efficient movement of people and goods in cities. This increases the need for truck fenders by boosting the need for trucks for intra- and intercity logistics. Construction equipment and materials must be transported throughout the region due to the significant investments in infrastructure development projects, such as ports, roads, and bridges. This means there will be a greater need for heavy-duty trucks and all their parts, including fenders.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
Segmentations
By Fender Type
  1. Single Axle Fenders
  2. Half Fenders
  3. Full Tandem Fenders 
By Trailer Type
  1. Semi-Trailers 
  2. Jumbo Trailers
By Applications
  1. OEM 
  2. Aftermarket 
Company Profiles Ace Manufacturing Inc. BettsHD Class Eight Manufacturing Inc. Fleetline, Inc. Hogebuilt, Inc. Jones Performance Products Jonesco (Preston) Ltd. Minimizer LLC Robmar Plastics W.T.I Truck Accessories (Watt Trucking, Inc.) Merritt Aluminium Products Raneys United Pacific Buyers Products TRUX Protech
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global truck fender market is segmented into fender type, trailer type, and applications.

Based on fender type, the global truck fender market is segmented into single axle fenders, half fenders, and full tandem fenders.

Single-axle fenders are designed to cover the wheels of a single axle on a trailer. They are typically used on single-axle, utility, and smaller cargo trailers. A single piece of metal or plastic that curves around the wheel of a single axle on a trailer constitutes the basic design of single-axle fenders. They are available in various sizes and shapes to fit varying wheel diameters and axle widths. Mud flaps fastened to the bottom of certain single-axle fenders help further stop debris from being raised by the wheels.

Half Fenders cover approximately half of the circumference of a single wheel on a tandem axle (two axles close together). Only half of a single wheel's circumference on a tandem axle is covered by half fenders. They usually have curved forms to match the wheel's shape and frequently have flanges for attachment points and additional rigidity. Half fenders are commonly made of steel, aluminum, and plastic. The desired weight, durability, and cost are among the factors influencing the choice of material. They are commonly used on tandem axle trailers, dump trucks, and construction equipment trailers.

Full Tandem Fenders offer the most comprehensive coverage, extending over the entire wheel and even connecting to the trailer body in some cases. They are typically used on heavy-duty trailers, long-haul trucks, and trailers operating in harsh weather conditions. Compared to single-axle or half-fenders, this design provides better protection against mud, water, snow, rocks, and other debris, making them perfect for harsh environments. Full tandem fenders are typically made of heavy-duty steel, aluminum, or durable plastics, depending on the weight, cost, and desired strength.

Based on the trailer type, the global truck fender market is segmented into semi-trailers and jumbo trailers.

Semi-trailers and jumbo trailers are two major segments in the truck fender market, each with its requirements and demands. Durable and aerodynamically efficient fenders are necessary for semi-trailers, frequently used to transport goods over long distances, to decrease drag and increase fuel efficiency. Reliability of fender systems is important since semi-trailers are often utilized in interstate commerce, which necessitates that they adhere to stringent requirements on safety and emissions standards.

On the other hand, jumbo trailers pose special difficulties for fender design and functionality because of their larger size and greater cargo capacity. Jumbo trailers may need specific fender solutions because of their larger size, which guarantees proper protection and stability when driving on roadways and at loading docks. Moreover, because jumbo trailers may be towing heavier weights, their fenders need to be strong enough to endure higher impact forces and extended use.

Based on application, the global truck fender market is segmented into aftermarket and OEM.

The OEM segment is witnessing considerable growth in the truck fender market, owing to advancements in heavy vehicles such as autonomous vehicle technology, increased vehicle connectivity, and others, which are expected to generate new opportunities for high-priced aftersales services for trackmaker OEMs. Fenders that are already installed and provided by the OEM as part of the original vehicle assembly are commonly sold with new trucks. This guarantees quality, compatibility, and adherence to pertinent laws.

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) fenders are usually covered by the truck's warranty, providing customers with peace of mind and possibly encouraging initial purchases. Truck manufacturers are seeing new opportunities due to the growing integration of cutting-edge technologies like enhanced vehicle connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology. The role of OEMs in this market is further cemented by the fact that these advancements frequently involve specialized functionalities and call for particular fender designs to integrate seamlessly. Since trucks need to have many parts, including fenders, replaced regularly, OEMs are in a good position to charge a premium for after-sales services.

Market Size By Fender Type

Market Size By Fender Type
  • Single Axle Fenders
  • Half Fenders
  • Full Tandem Fenders 
  • Recent Developments

    December 2023 - The New Toyota Hilux Revo Rocco is a Japanese off-road vehicle with widened wheel arches. The robust Hilux features a menacing front bumper, elongated fender flares, and 18-inch wheels adorned with all-terrain tires.

    Top Key Players

    Truck Fender Market Share of Key Players

    Truck Fender Market Share of Key Players
    Ace Manufacturing Inc. BettsHD Class Eight Manufacturing Inc. Fleetline, Inc. Hogebuilt, Inc. Jones Performance Products Jonesco (Preston) Ltd. Minimizer LLC Robmar Plastics W.T.I Truck Accessories (Watt Trucking, Inc.) Merritt Aluminium Products Raneys United Pacific Buyers Products TRUX Protech Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the revenue of global truck fender industry?
    The global truck fender industry was valued at USD 4,559.08 million in 2023. It is estimated to reach USD 6,775.36 million by 2032.
    The global market growing at a CAGR of 4.5% from (2019–2026).
    A fender is one of the automobile components that help reduce the aerodynamic drag acting on a truck, increasing fuel efficiency.
    North America region has the largest share of the global market.
    The top 16 global truck fender market players are Ace Manufacturing Inc., BettsHD, Class Eight Manufacturing Inc., Fleetline, Inc., Hogebuilt, Inc.,  Jones Performance Products, Jonesco (Preston) Ltd., Minimizer LLC, Robmar Plastics, W.T.I Truck Accessories (Watt Trucking, Inc.), Merritt Aluminium Products, Raneys, United Pacific, Buyers Products, TRUX, and Protech.


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