2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Startup Firm Changes Name Following Thor Lawsuit

Thu Apr 18, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

Trucks.com reports that a California-based start-up company has agreed to change its name following a lawsuit filed by Thor Industries Inc. The lawsuit claimed that the company, Thor Trucks, infringed upon the RV manufacturer’s name.

Thor Trucks, which produces electric vehicles, will change its name to XOS, the website reports.

The companies agreed in January that the name “Thor Trucks” would no longer be used.
Thor Trucks will officially announce its new name, XOS, at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif., next week.

“It is a setback. No question,” spokesman Kyle Arteaga told Trucks.com. “We had significant brand awareness. But we feel we can recover from this.”

Each company paid its own legal fees in the case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. No financial settlement was mentioned in the final judgment and permanent injunction against Thor Trucks.

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