The people who make the trucking industry move.
Need a part to complete a repair? Or extra equipment to support your operations? Maybe you want to incorporate the use of technology in your fleet? Then you'll likely be in touch with the men and women dedicated to supporting the trucking industry. They ensure that carriers have the tools and resources necessary to get the job done.
What is this group called? The Allied Trades.
The Allied Trades are businesses that provide goods and services enabling the trucking industry to function. That could mean anything from the manufacture and distribution of new trucks and trailers to the rental and leasing of tractors and trailers. It could also include specialized maintenance facilities and the skilled workers and managers employed there.
What are “Allied Trades?”
The trucking industry is much more than just trucks and warehouses. For every person directly employed by a carrier, many more are employed in a broad category of businesses collectively referred to as Allied Trades.
Allied Trade member companies are vital to the trucking industry because they sell the goods and services that allow the trucking industry to stay on the move.
More specifically, the term “Allied Trades” refers to anything from the manufacturers and dealers of new trucks and trailers to the firms that rent and lease tractors and trailers to carriers. The term can also refer to the specialized maintenance facilities and the skilled workers and managers employed there. Examples of Allied Trades businesses include:
- Truck and Trailer Manufacturers
- Financial Services Providers
- Parts and Service Suppliers
- Technology Providers
- Driver Services/Personnel Firms
- Insurance Firms
- Freight Brokers and Customs Service Providers
- Petroleum and Fuel Products Distributors
- Equipment Rental and Leasing Firms
- Truck Stops
- Maintenance Service Shops
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