RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Horizon Transport Launches Mobile App for Drivers

Mon Dec 5, 2016

Horizon Transport has launched a new mobile app aimed at making the lives of Horizon drivers better. The new app, launched in November 2016, allows Horizon drivers to do just about everything that goes along with delivering an RV, truck or bus. Horizon engaged a company that builds apps and technology specifically for transportation companies to tackle this project along with their IT staff.

The app took more than a year to build and customize, integrating into the Horizon servers and allowing drivers to upload documents and photos directly to Horizon staff, store load information, see pay history and even self-dispatch right from the app.

Horizon asked 14 drivers to test the app for a month to make sure everything worked as it should before rolling it out to the remaining 1,400 drivers. The testers praised the new app and its ease of use.

“We’re really excited about this app because we believe it’s an innovative step toward the future of transport," Horizon Director of Marketing Kyle Johnson says. "We know our drivers will love it and see actual financial benefit from the app.”

The app is only available for active Horizon drivers, but anyone can download the free app, learn more about Horizon and even begin an online application with the company. The app is available for iPhone and Android in either store or at MyHorizonApp.com.