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Vacuum Truck Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product Type (Liquid and Dry Suctioning, Liquid Suctioning Only), By Application (Industrial, Excavation, Municipal, General Cleaning, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Last Updated: June 03, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI103435



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The global vacuum truck market size was valued at USD 1.86 billion in 2023. The market is projected to grow from USD 1.97 billion in 2024 to USD 3.48 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period.

The municipal corporations of various cities to effectively manage large-scale liquid and sludge clean up, majorly use vacuum trucks, or vacuum tankers. These trucks are most commonly used to maintain sewer and septic systems. They can also be used in industrial and municipal settings to suction water and debris during hydro-excavation or drilling jobs. From clearing mud to exposing utility lines to prevent sewer system blockage, vacuum tankers meet the needs of cities and industries requiring environmental cleanup, storage tank upkeep, and waste management.

The global vacuum truck market experienced disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to decreased demand and production delays. Lockdown measures and economic uncertainties reduced industrial activities and infrastructure projects, affecting the need for vacuum trucks. However, as economic conditions stabilize and sanitation needs persist, the market is expected to recover gradually, driven by renewed demand for waste management services.

Vacuum Truck Market Trends

Rapidly Growing Alliances Between Construction Apparatus Vendors to Augment Market Development

The global vacuum truck market is witnessing significant growth, propelled by the rapidly growing alliances between construction apparatus vendors. These alliances aim to augment market development and enhance the efficiency and capabilities of vacuum trucks used in various industries, including construction, municipal services, oil and gas, and environmental cleanup.

One key trend driving this phenomenon is the increasing demand for integrated solutions offering comprehensive waste management, sanitation, and environmental remediation capabilities. Construction apparatus vendors are recognizing the potential of vacuum trucks as versatile tools that can complement their existing product portfolios and enhance their value proposition to customers.

For example, partnerships between construction equipment manufacturers and vacuum truck specialists enable the integration of vacuum truck technology into existing product lines. This integration allows for developing innovative solutions that address specific industry needs, such as improved efficiency, mobility, and environmental performance.

  • For instance, in December 2022, Heritage Transport, a U.S.-based transportation fleet affiliated with Heritage Environmental Services, acquired Frank’s Vacuum Truck Service, Inc. (FVTS), a trucking service provider based in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Furthermore, alliances between construction apparatus vendors provide opportunities for collaborative research and development initiatives focused on enhancing vacuum truck capabilities. These initiatives may include integrating advanced technologies, such as telematics, automation, and remote monitoring, to optimize truck performance and streamline operations. This growth is attributed to increasing investments in infrastructure development, urbanization, and environmental regulations driving demand for efficient waste management solutions.

Moreover, strategic collaborations between construction apparatus vendors contribute to market expansion by enabling access to new geographic markets and customer segments. By leveraging their combined expertise and resources, alliance partners can penetrate emerging markets more effectively and capitalize on growing opportunities in the construction, mining, and oil and gas sectors. These partnerships facilitate innovation, expand market reach, and enhance the competitiveness of vacuum truck solutions, positioning them as indispensable tools for modern waste management and environmental stewardship.

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Vacuum Truck Market Growth Factors

Increasing Need for Industrial Cleaning Applications to Boost Market Growth

Industrial vacuum tankers, also known as vacuum loaders, are commonly used across the globe for cleaning slurries, liquid, and solid & dry wastages from problematic areas. These trucks are developed and designed using the input of consumers to tackle the most challenging dry or wet industrial liquids sludge or slurry cleaning applications. Moreover, multiple companies operating in the market are actively growing their industrial vacuum truck business by adopting various strategies.

For instance, in North America, hydrovac sales have seen significant growth for construction applications. These trucks break up the soil with high-pressure water, while the powerful vacuum system sucks and transports the debris into the debris tank. In addition, increasing the safety features of such vehicles and robust economic development in developing countries are propelling the market's growth. Furthermore, customers can access numerous models, choices, and offloading solutions to ensure the finest fit for cleaning applications. Thus, all these parameters are expected to contribute to the market growth.


Huge Demand for Labor-Efficient Trucks Can Restrain Industry Growth

One of the key challenges the market currently faces is the restraint of the downstream market. With a great demand for efficient vehicles and trucks abroad and at home, various key players began entering the labor-efficient vacuum tanker sector. In addition, limitations in the downstream market are expected to hinder the market's growth.

Additionally, reduced production capacity after the initial lockdown in 2020, semiconductor shortage in 2021, and high costs associated with the service and manufacturing of such trucks have collectively hampered the growth of the global vacuum truck industry. The decline in demand and supply is expected to restrict the expansion of the market.

Vacuum Truck Market Segmentation Analysis 

By Product Type Analysis

Liquid & Dry Suctioning Products to Dominate Market Owing to Their Rising Adoption in Industrial Applications

Based on product type, the market is segmented into liquid & dry suctioning and liquid suctioning only.

The liquid & dry suctioning segment holds the largest market share globally. The growth of residential projects and their related waste management will propel the growth for liquid & dry suctioning segment in the current market. Moreover, vacuum truck manufacturing also actively innovating into liquid & dry suction vehicles, which will further boost the demand for the segment in coming years. The liquid suctioning-only segment will witness high CAGR during the forecast period due to rising water management projects and water plants and initiatives to preserve water. Moreover, rising liquid-based suctioning in the industrial, commercial, and oil industries will significantly help the segment grow in the coming years. The liquid & dry suctioning segments will have low growth & high penetration. The Liquid suctioning-only segment has high growth and low market penetration.

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By Application Analysis

Industrial Application Segment to Hold Largest Market Share Due to Wide Range of Industrial Waste Generation and Need For Regular Cleaning

Based on application, the market is segmented into industrial, excavation, municipal, general cleaning, and others.

The industrial segment is anticipated to hold the maximum vacuum truck market share globally. The dominance can be attributed to various factors including rapid growth in the industrial sector across developing & developed countries. Wide ranges of industries use these trucks to effectively manage wastewater and sludge resulting from industrial operations. These factors will boost the market growth. Furthermore, the municipal segment is also expected to hold the second-largest share in the market, as there is an increasing need for cleaning municipal waste materials.

The flourishing construction sector in developed and developing countries is causing a surge in demand for vacuum tankers with high hauling capacity to boost cost-effectiveness. Excavation and general cleaning segments are also expected to hold a significant market share during the forecast period and record a considerable CAGR.


Europe Vacuum Truck Market Size, 2023 (USD Billion)

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Europe is predicted to dominate the market during the forecast period. The region will likely lead the global market as an automotive hub as the yearly production of these trucks is increasing in European countries. The rising demand for these vehicles is attributed to the rapid increase in urbanization, improvement in the standard of living, and increasing adoption of these trucks in industrial applications. Moreover, the growing implementation of strong government initiatives and ongoing water treatment projects will likely boost the market's growth in the region during the forecast period.

The North America vacuum truck market holds the second-largest share with the rising presence of rental fleet owners and applications in industrial areas. Adequate cleaning policies in the U.S. and Canada are also responsible for the market's growth.

The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to show a healthy growth rate due to increasing demand for industrial slurry and sludge removal across the region. The APAC region is considered an automotive hub due to the increasing volume of vehicle production in Asian countries. The growing adoption of vital government initiatives and rising use of electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles are expected to promote the market’s development in the region during the forecast period.

List of Key Companies in Vacuum Truck Market

Strong Portfolio of Key Players to Assist in Leading Market Growth

This market is consolidated due to the strong product portfolio and noteworthy distribution network of major companies in developed and developing countries.

KOKS United States Corporation has established itself as a top player in the market in terms of manufacturing vacuum tankers and heavy industrial cleaning equipment. It achieved this in thirty years and is said to be a global leader in safety, ergonomics, environment, and quality. It is operational in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Saudi Arabia. The key players are focusing on developing technologically advanced vehicles. For instance, KOKS U.S. produces such trucks that can work with contaminated and hazardous substances. These trucks are available in DOT 407/ 412, ASME, and ATEX standards and are built according to the relevant safety standards.



  • October 2023: The Vermeer relaunched its VXT600 vacuum truck with a complete redesign & enhancing its performance. The load capacity for road use has increased, and the component and technology reliability and serviceability have been optimized. The machine has incorporated a 9.2 cubic meter elongated spoil tank design and a 4,542.5 liter freshwater tank capacity. The second generation VXT600 vacuum truck weighs in at 18,143 kg. This new design allows for even weight distribution when traveling while maximizing the volume of material hauled.

  • April 2023: Hercules Site Services added to its fleet of vacuum trucks by buying 10 new suction excavators, taking the fleet count to 30 units. These vehicles were purchased from German manufacturer RSP Gmbh and include the new premium ESE 8 model and two triple fan excavators.

  • February 2023: Vac-Con introduced the non-CDL Titan 3-yard combination sewer cleaning truck at the 2023 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment, & Transport Show (WWETT) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This premium model was said to be an ideal option for smaller municipalities and contractors. It consisted of a simple operating system that had been developed for operators of all skill levels to comfortably run the machine in the field.

  • January 2023: The Great Bend City Council approved a purchase agreement worth USD 150,710.74 with a 48-month lease contract with First Kansas Bank to buy a 2023 Vac-Con Freightliner combination truck from Red Equipment LLC. These trucks suck water and other materials, enabling city crews to restore broken sewer lines and other water leaks. They are also utilized for routine hydro-excavating and cleaning duties.

  • December 2022: Heritage Transport, a national transportation fleet affiliated with Heritage Environmental Services, acquired Frank’s Vacuum Truck Service, Inc. (FVTS), a trucking service provider based in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

  • March 2022: Vac Con, Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Peirce-Eagle Equipment Company. Peirce-Eagle is one of the leading suppliers of Vac-Con-branded hydro-excavation, vacuum trucks, sewer cleaning, and jetting equipment in Northeastern U.S. The acquisition was likely to assist the company in expanding its business footprint.


The market report provides detailed market analysis and focuses on key aspects, such as leading companies, product types, and leading product applications. Besides this, the report offers insights into the latest market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the factors mentioned above, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the market's growth in recent years.

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Report Scope & Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.4% from 2024-2032


Value (USD Billion)


By Product Type

  • Liquid and Dry Suctioning

  • Liquid Suctioning Only

By Application

  • Industrial

  • Excavation

  • Municipal

  • General cleaning

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (By Product Type and By Application)

    • U.S. (By Product Type)

    • Canada (By Product Type)

    • Mexico (By Product Type)

  • Europe (By Product Type and By Application)

    • U.K. (By Product Type)

    • Germany (By Product Type)

    • France (By Product Type)

    • Rest of Europe (By Product Type)

  • Asia Pacific (By Product Type and By Application)

    • China (By Product Type)

    • India (By Product Type)

    • Japan (By Product Type)

    • South Korea (By Product Type)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Product Type)

  • Rest of World  (By Product Type and By Application)

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Fortune Business Insights market research report says the global market size was valued at USD 1.86 billion in 2023. The market is projected to grow to USD 3.48 billion by 2032.

The market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period of 2024-2032.

The increasing need for industrial cleaning applications and rising environmental awareness are the key factors that will drive the global market forecast.

Europe led the global market in 2023.

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