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 .

Detroit Unveils New DD* Medium-Duty Engine

Fri Mar 17, 2017

Detroit, at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Wednesday, unveiled its new DD8 medium-duty engine.

The vocational 7.7 liter in-line six-cylinder diesel engine boasts a range of 260 hp to 350 hp and a torque range of 660 to 1,050 pounds per foot, according to the Commercial Carrier Journal.

The DD8 expands the medium-duty engine platform Detroit debuted last year with the launch of the DD5, and Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, says both the DD5 and DD8 will lead the industry in up-time and fuel efficiency.

Production is set to begin next February and the engine targets a wide range of vocational applications, including utility/maintenance/repair service, pick-up and delivery, oil field, construction, logging, plow and dump, wrecking, refuse, fire/emergency and recreational vehicles.

Additional Information: http://www.ccjdigital.com/detroit-debuts-new-7-7-liter-engine/