Significant industry shifts

April 2011
Trailer / Body Builders;Apr2011, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p26
Trade Publication
The article focuses on changes in the U.S. trucking industry as of 2011. Jim Carney, National Truck Equipment Association's executive director, highlights several changes in the industry, including the increase use of technology on trucks, more regulations, and the development of environment-friendly vehicles. He also divided the industry into different eras, from pre-1965 truck manufacturing operations to 2006-2011 where consolidation, growth of manufacturer-owned distribution, niche and specialization happened.


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