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October 12, 2016

DOC Miscalculation Raises Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck tires imported from China, raising the rates of every manufacturer and importer to 30.36% - nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.

September 22, 2016

EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

September 1, 2016

BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

August 29, 2016

DOC Says 40% Tariffs Due on Truck Tires From China

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.

July 27, 2016

China Looks to Revive the Silk Road with UN Agreement

China has taken a key step toward developing an international economic corridor for trade with the European Union and the rest of the world with the ratification of the United Nations TIR Convention.

July 6, 2016

Department of Commerce Recommends Tariffs on Chinese Tires

Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.

February 5, 2016

Truck Tires From China Could See Tariffs

The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.

January 11, 2016

Chinese Tiremaker Enters U.S. Truck-Tire Market

Chinese tiremaker Triangle Tyre Group has formed Triangle Tire USA, a new U.S. subsidiary aimed at the truck-tire market.

September 2, 2015

Double Coin to Increase Truck and Bus Radial Tire Production

Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.

August 24, 2015

SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires

A massive influx of Chinese tires, some costing $100 or less, has flooded the U.S. EPA's list of SmartWay verified tire in the past year. What does this mean for tire retailers and retreaders, fleets and even the enforcement community?

May 20, 2015

Trade Commission: Cheap Chinese Containers Aren't Hurting U.S. Makers

Unrealistically cheap domestic intermodal containers from China aren't damaging the U.S. industry enough to slap on tariffs, according to a trade commission ruling.

May 13, 2015

Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

March 12, 2015

Intermodal Freight Market Facing Big Challenges

Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.

January 6, 2015

China's Commercial Vehicle Market Remains Soft

The pace of China’s economy slowed in the third quarter of 2014, with growth of 7.3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent "China Commercial Vehicle Outlook," jointly published quarterly by ACT and SIC, China’s State Information Center.

January 5, 2015

Volvo Acquires 45 Percent of Chinese Truck Manufacturer

AB Volvo completed the purchase of 45% of Chinese automotive manufacturer Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles, first announced two years ago.

October 6, 2014

Asia-Pacific Strongest Market for Biofuel Growth

The Asia-Pacific region will see the strongest growth in the use of ethanol and biodiesel by 2018, according to a report by London-based analyst Frost & Sullivan.

September 25, 2014

As China’s Economy Slows, So Do Fleet Upgrades

A slowdown in China’s economy is likely to delay upgrades to Chinese trucking fleets according to a new report by Truck Industry Research and JSC Automotive.

September 23, 2014

Commerce Department Rules Chinese Containers Subject to Tariffs

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in a preliminary finding, has determined that the Chinese government is providing unfair and illegal subsidies to producers and exporters of 53-foot dry van containers.

July 7, 2014

A Chat with Chinese Truckers at a Shell Roadshow Near Shanghai

Chinese truckers talk about how trucks have changed in their country over the past two decades during Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's visit to a "truck park" near Shanghai.

July 3, 2014

Visit to a Chinese Truckstop

As part of an international media event showcasing Shell's new lubricants technology center in Shanghai, journalists got to visit a "truck park" in an industrial area outside the city where the Shell roadshow was being held.

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