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Key policies and regulations for the commercial vehicle industry in 2018

The commercial vehicle industry drove China’s auto market in 2017 thanks to a slew of policies, non-bigger than the GB1589-2016 standards on dimensions and loading as well as the new China 5 emissions standards. What are key laws and regulations that are already in place or are on the horizon

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Heavy-duty truck sales unlikely to hit 1 million units again

“China’s heavy-duty truck sales help to drive overall auto sales.” It is a statement that not many people in the industry would have expected to hear from the officials of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). But that is exactly what happened on March 10 at CAAM’s monthly press conference

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FAW Jiefang inks collaborative agreement with Changjiu Group

BEIJING – FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., Ltd. (FAW Jiefang) recently signed a strategic cooperative agreement with Changjiu Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (Changjiu Group) in Beijing. Based on the agreement, the two parties will cooperate on the central-axle vehicle transporter project including the brand promotion, vehicle procurement, vehicle remanufacture, vehicle

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Major policies affecting the heavy-duty truck and freight transport industries in 2017

With the implementation of the GB1589-2016 standards in 2016, China’s heavy-duty truck and freight industries have already went through a round of “shock.” What additional policies – ones that are currently in effect and those that will go into effect – will affect how the two industries development? Which ones

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Scania sees China as important strategic market for future growth

A year ago at this time, Steve Wager was the head of Scania South Africa and enjoying the brand’s runner up position in that market and successful and profitable growth. Fast forward 12 months on December 18, 2016, Wager was handing over symbolic keys to the 999th and 1,000th truck

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China’s heavy-duty truck market in 2016: key highlights (II)

China’s heavy-duty truck market is winding down to be a year of surprising growth, with sales expected to rise more than 30 percent to over 700,000 units (actual sales reported by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers were 733,000 units, up 33 percent). What were some of the key highlights? Commercial

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Foton-Daimler signs strategic cooperation agreement with Changjiu Group

BEIJING – Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (Foton-Daimler) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Changjiu Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (Changjiu Group) in Foton Daimler’s super truck experience center here on November 30. According to the agreement, the two parties will collaborate on fields including vehicle sales, vehicle financing, vehicle

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Together with partner Foton, Daimler looks to expand truck business in China

HANNOVER, Germany – The fact that the Auman 430 EST super truck from Daimler’s joint venture with Foton was the only Chinese truck on display at the entire IAA Commercial Vehicles in September and part of the “Trucks and Buses for the World” showcase at Daimler’s stand reflects the importance

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MAS@Beijing 1010 recap: Sustainable transport requires fewer but more efficient trucks

BEIJING – China’s road transport market has been very fragmented and unprofessional in the past. With the consolidation of the market under the new normal, however, the majority of transport operators in the market will disappear in the next 10 years and only the top-end of the pyramid will remain

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GB1589-2016 key to driving China’s road transport efficiency

The release of the much-awaited GB1589-2016 national standard on outer limits for dimensions and weights of on-road commercial vehicles on July 26 is a key milestone as China embarks on a path to make its transport and logistics system safer, more efficient and sustainable. It is also going to make

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