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Industry News and Events

EPA Representative Addresses Emissions Tampering

At this past week’s Used Truck Association Convention, which I highly recommend anyone remotely involved in the used truck industry attend, a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency answered questions about dealer liability as it pertains to emissions tampering...

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EPA Rescinds Rule Limiting Glider Kit Production

According to Successful Dealer Magazine, the Environmental Protection Agency has “… filed a proposal with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to repeal the ‘emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.'"

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Auctions Minimally Impacted by Hurricanes

It looks like hurricane impact to auction activity was mainly limited to the Houston area, with one major truck auction house postponing their late-August auction by a week...

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Impact of Hurricanes on Used Truck Market

In a two-week period, hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked catastrophic damage to large swaths of Texas and Florida (as well as other regions outside the continental US). As the Southwest and Southeast begin the process of assessing damage and rebuilding, it is likely that hundreds if not thousands of Class 8 trucks, and many more medium and light duty commercial vehicles, were totaled...

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Thanks for Working with Us in 2016

This will be our final blog post of 2016, so I’d like to wish all our customers and readers a very happy holiday season.

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See You at the UTA Convention!

We're taking the week off from posting market data to attend the Used Truck Association's annual Convention. This year, the convention is in sunny Savannah, GA. If you're attending, be sure to stop by our trade show booth (#108) on Thursday evening and say hi to Chris Visser!

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Commercial Truck Blog Included in List of Essential Blogs

The New Castle School of Trades has honored the NADA Commercial Truck Blog in their list of "40 Trade School Blogs All Students Should be Reading."

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New Emissions Regulations Put Brakes on Glider Kit Business

The federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy rules released recently will phase out the practice of building completed glider kits with EPA 1998 engines for sale to the public...

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Volkswagen Emissions Settlement Includes Funds for Heavy Trucks

According to an article posted on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website on July 5, a portion of Volkswagen’s $15.3 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will be used to fund incentives to replace older trucks with newer, cleaner units...

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Used Glider Values Now Available

Starting with the May edition, the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide will include values for selected makes and models of completed glider kits...

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