Key Factors for Success in the Septic Tank Truck Market will be Increased Differentiation and More User-friendly Specification Processes

DUBLIN, Ireland--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Tank Truck Body Manufacturing for Vacuum/Septic Applications in North America to their offering.

The manufacture of truck bodies for vacuum and septic tank applications in North America is a diverse product segment in the truck body manufacturing industry. These units can be very simple, hauling septic waste, to very complex, for cleaning sewer systems and collecting dry and wet hazardous waste.

Among companies producing septic units, there are many regional manufacturers and even companies focusing specifically on supplying just tanks to the market, leaving the upfit to their distributors. Within the sewer cleaning and vacuum loader categories, there are just a few players manufacturing these expensive units. Based on the approximate number of final trucks, this application represents an activity of around $500 million for body fabrication companies in the industry.

Going forward, the key factors for success increasingly will be differentiation and more user-friendly specification processes for the final truck. Steel, at present, appears to be on its way to be completely phased out for portable toilet and septic tank markets, which do not require DOT-coded units.

Additionally, gas prices are directly affecting the profitability of septic and sewage service companies, and manufacturers must vary their offerings to meet this challenge. Customization is necessary to satisfy all aspects of the marketplace, but at present standardized products from leading manufacturers still lead in the more expensive product categories.

These and other issues are analyzed in this report, to provide a perspective on the industry structure and dynamics of this specialized vocational segment.

SCOPE & METHODOLOGY defines the coverage of the report and outlines the methodology, assumptions and sources used in compiling the research.

The ANALYSIS begins with a quantification of production estimates and competitive shares for vacuum and septic tank truck/bodies (coded vacuum tank trucks, jetter tank trucks, non-code portable toilet tank trucks, non-code septic tank trucks, sewer cleaner tank trucks, vacuum hydro-excavator tank trucks, and vacuum loader tank trucks) in units and dollars.

Production shares are further shown by geographic area, since many companies operate in a defined radius from plant locations, due to transportation costs. Multi-plant facilities are singled out.

The above data is then used to provide a review of the competition, followed by a discussion of the most recent developments and trends. An assessment is made of the specific drivers that directly impact demand, as well as external factors, such as economic, technological and environmental influences, bearing on demand.

This is rounded off through a brief evaluation of the main applications, customers and/or channels.

The analysis is then drawn together with underlying assumptions to provide a succinct view of the outlook and forecast for these body types.

Industry Structure & Manufacturer Data is a tabulation that correlates employment, plant size and sales at each company, to arrive at a birds eye view of the underlying industry structure. Web addresses of manufacturers are provided as a convenience to users wishing to access additional information on each company.

Finally, the size of the universe of vacuum and septic tank bodies is analyzed in units in use, as found available from official sources.

Company Profiles, based on a mix of interviews and/or other information, seek to describe company operations in a way that adds immeasurably to the overall understanding of this industry. All identified players in the United States and Canada are featured as a Profile, with the larger, more important companies carrying a higher degree of detail.



  • Estimated Production & Competitive Shares in Units & Dollars
  • Coded Vacuum Tank Trucks
  • Jetter Tank Trucks
  • Non-Code Portable Toilet Tank Trucks
  • Non-Code Septic Tank Trucks
  • Sewer Cleaner Tank Trucks
  • Vacuum Hydro-Excavator Tank Trucks
  • Vacuum Loader Tank Trucks
  • By Geographic Region(s) for All Products
  • Competitive Review
  • Market Analysis
  • Outlook & Forecast
  • Industry Structure & Manufacturer Data
  • Employment, Plant Size & Sales Correlations
  • Web/URL Addresses of Manufacturers
  • Units in Use
  • Company Profiles
Companies Mentioned:
Acro Trailer Co.
Almac Machine Works Ltd.
Amthor International
Best Enterprises, Inc.
Diversified Fabricators Inc.
Engle Fabrication Inc.
Erickson Tank & Pump
GapVax Inc.
Glendale Welding Co.
Hi-Vac Corp.
Imperial Industries Inc.
Jasper Tank
Keith Huber, Inc.
Labrie Equipment Group
Lely Mfg. Inc.
Marsh Industrial
New Progress, LLC
Presvac Systems Ltd.
Satellite Industries Inc.
Sewer Equip't Co. of America
Stamm Mfg.
Super Products Corp.
Supervac 2000
Tornado Technologies
Transway Systems Inc.
VacAll Industries Inc.
Vac-Con, Inc.
Vactor/Guzzler (Federal Signal)
Wastequip, Inc.
Westech Vac Systems Ltd.

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood,
fax: +353 1 4100 980