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 .
Tue Jan 24, 2017
The U.S. Deparment of Energy has selected Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. as part of a multidisciplinary consortium that will explore improving on-road freight efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Led by Argonne National Laboratory, the consortium will work under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center and the Truck Research Utilizing Collaborative Knowledge program. The consortium’s goal is to improve on-road freight efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks by more than 50 percent compared with today’s trucks.
Additional U.S. consortium participants include Cummins Inc., Ohio State University, Purdue University and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Additional Information: http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium