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Cash for Clunkers

The hurricanes that swept through Texas and Florida destroyed and damaged as many as 900,000 vehicles, and the replacement activity that the catastrophic events spurred boosted retention by almost 2%, according Black Book.

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Order-to-Delivery Times Increase Slightly in MY-2010

Multiple factors increased fleet order-to-delivery times, such as quality holds, massive recalls, the Cash for Clunkers program, GM & Chrysler’s emergence from bankruptcy, and the decision to build to demand, not to capacity.

A ‘Cash for Clunkers Program’ for Work Trucks

Turnover in diesel fleets happens slowly. The average service life for a medium-duty truck is 5-10 years, while a short-haul owner-operator heavy-duty truck typically has the lifespan of 18-20 years. Despite the 2007 and 2010 diesel emission standards, tens of thousands of older, dirtier trucks will remain on the road into the next decade. Is there a way to accelerate the turnover of pre-2007 diesel trucks? One way is a Cash for Clunkers program specifically for work trucks.

Brigher Future Ahead for Domestic OEMs

Automotive industry analyst John McElroy is “bullish” about the future of the Detroit 3, forecasting a “perfectly aligned” market for Ford, GM, and Chrysler and record profits in 2013-2015, if industry-wide sales increase again to 14 million units.

Volkswagen Offers Discounts for 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

HERNDON, VA – In support of the government-funded "Cash for Clunkers" program, the automaker will provide up to $4,500 off the purchase price of new, more fuel-efficient vehicle for consumers who trade in an older, less efficient vehicle.