ON THE BRINK
- Nation gets respite from high(er) gas prices. Miller, Chris // Aftermarket Business;Jul2006, Vol. 116 Issue 7, p10
The article discusses the impact of the high gas price in the U.S. The increase of gas prices sucked out an additional one percent of the gross profit of the company. Meanwhile, shipments from manufacturers slowed down because companies wait for their trucks to have as much product as possible...
- Mexico light-vehicle sales decline slightly in May. Trudell, Craig // Automotive News;6/30/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6314, p16
The article reports that sales of new cars and light trucks in Mexico fell 1.5 percent to 83,503 in May from May 2007. The price of gasoline and diesel fuel is subsidized in Mexico. A gallon of gasoline in Mexico costs $2.66. According to the Mexican Automotive Manufacturers Association, through...
- Driving habits changing. Johnson, Mark // Automotive Body Repair News;Jun2005, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p20
This article reports that rising gas prices are beginning to have affects on driving habits. People are telling pollsters that they are driving less and a survey shows that hybrid purchases are skyrocketing. Those actions mean changes in the collision repair shop--less driving equals fewer...
- Consumer Reports'Clout with Autos. Dodge, John // Design News;7/16/2007, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p9
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one on customer reports about automobile ratings and another by Chuck Murray on his experience in visiting a 327-acre automobile test facility.
- The End of Car Culture. Silver, Nate // Esquire;Jun2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p56
The article discusses how changing attitudes about driving have altered automobile usage in the U.S. and had a significant impact on the automobile industry. Statistics released by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration reveal a 4% decrease in the collective number of miles driven in the U.S....
- Is there a `break' price? Crain, Keith // Automotive News;6/26/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5881, p12
Focuses on the possible adverse effects of gasoline price increases on automobile sales in the United States. Possible decline in sport-utility sales; Shift in consumers' product preferences; Consumers' opposition to a corporate average fuel economy law.
- Road Transport Show now held in autumn. // Trailer / Body Builders;Jul2003 Buyer's Guide Issue, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p74
Presents details on the European Road Transport Show to be held on October 17-25, 2003 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Reason for the switch from February in even-numbered years to October in odd-numbered years; Schedule; Contact numbers.
- Gas Prices Are Pressuring Service Rates. Hall, John // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;6/7/2004, Vol. 222 Issue 6, p39
Focuses on the effect of high gas prices on service rates. Need for contractors to determine at what point fuel costs will affect hourly rates; Hypothetical situation involving a service company with ten trucks on the road.
- Atlantans' commutes are most costly. // American City & County;Jul2006, Vol. 121 Issue 7, p10
The article states that the average Atlanta resident costs $5,772 a year to get to work, landing that city at the top of Sperling's BestPlaces list of the nation's most expensive cities for driving. Rising gas prices have made daily commutes more expensive for most Americans, according to...