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 .

Cummins Filtration Introduces a Telematic Fleet Filtration Monitoring

Tue Feb 6, 2018

151545015086859.pngCummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFIT, the first complete real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics, according to company information from the Nashville, Tennessee, company.

The systems provides customers and fleets the ability to proactively detect problems allowing them to:
• Avoid costly downtime
• Reduce repair and maintenance costs
• Improve total cost of ownership

“This product is another example of how we are innovating to deliver the right solution to our customers to help them be as successful as possible,” says Amy Davis, general manager of Cummins Filtration, a wholly owned business unit of Cummins Inc. “FleetguardFIT allows customers to precisely understand the condition of filters and oil based on real-world usage, which is a significant improvement over the current and conventional maintenance schedules that are based only on typical duty cycles.

“By knowing exactly what is occurring, customers can use the equipment more efficiently, reduce maintenance costs and ultimately enhance their bottom line,” Davis says. “FleetguardFIT is a terrific product that delivers great economic value to our customers.¨

FleetguardFIT has been installed on various equipment applications in industries such as mining, rail, truck, bus, and power-generation across the globe. FleetguardFIT uses sensors, a control module, and existing telematics services to collect and communicate filter and oil life information in real time.

A subscription portal and a mobile app also are available for equipment condition data reports that are actively monitored for fleet owners. The ability to completely monitor filter performance in real time allows equipment owners, maintenance personnel and users to tailor service intervals based on true equipment usage and remaining oil and filter life, the company states.