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Industry News and Events

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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New Model Year Added to March Commercial Truck Guide

As is the case every March, a new model year has been added to the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide. Online and electronic versions of the Guide now include model years 2016-2000...

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Congress Gives Trucking Two Big Gifts to Start 2016

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the 2016 spending package signed in December lifts the ban on exports of domestic crude oil. Also in the bill is an extension and expansion of the Section 179 tax deduction package. Both items are a net positive for the trucking industry...

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The US Could be Back in the Global Crude Oil Business

Negotiators from both parties in the House of Representatives agreed Wednesday to a fiscal year 2016 tax and spending bill with many compromises on both sides...

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EPA Phase 2 Could Shake up the New and Used Truck Market

At the FTR Conference two weeks ago, Amy Kopin, regulatory and compliance program manager with Daimler Trucks North America, provided details concerning the challenges truckmakers could face meeting the EPA/NHTSA Greenhouse Gas Reduction proposals ...

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The VW Diesel Engine Boondoggle – Déjà vu for the Truck Industry

As you’ve probably heard, it was recently discovered that a large number of Volkswagen’s diesel engines are engineered to defeat EPA testing procedures by switching to a lower-emissions engine map when the computer senses that a test is being performed...

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