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FAST and Eaton form JV to produce manual transmissions for LCVs

XI’AN, Shaanxi – Leading Chinese commercial vehicle transmission manufacturer Shaanxi Fast Gear (SFGW) and international power management company Eaton signed an agreement here on May 10 to establish a joint venture to manufacture manual transmissions for light-duty commercial vehicles. The JV will be based in the High Tech Zone of Baoji,

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Auto execs seek regulatory support on buses, trucks and emissions regulations at “Two Sessions”

BEIJING – The First Annual Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the First Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as the “Two Sessions” held each year by China’s top legislative and advisory bodies, were held from March 3-20 this year. Delegates and

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FAST and furious: Chinese medium and heavy CV transmission maker top global production for 12 years in a row

XI’AN, Shaanxi – Shaanxi Fast Auto Drive Co., Ltd. (Fast) said recently that the company has remained as the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of medium and heavy commercial vehicle transmissions for 12 years in a row. Each of its business indicators has continuously ranked first in China’s gear industry for

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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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Dongfeng throws down the gauntlet at CCVS as it tries to take back leadership position

Dongfeng Motor Corp., China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturing and parent company of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (DFCV), China’s second largest medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer, had a major product and brand offensive at the annual China Commercial Vehicles Show (CCVS) held in early November in Wuhan. There was no

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China V emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles to go into effect July 1

BEIJING – China’s stage five emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles will go into effect on July 1, which means that all heavy-duty diesel vehicles manufactured, imported, sold and registered in China on and after this date must meet the China V emissions standards. According to the Notice on Implementing

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FAW Jiefang’s resurgence thanks to nimble market response and people

Besides the joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and FAW-Toyota, FAW Jiefang has probably been the only bright spot for FAW Group in recent times as far as its wide array of independent brand arms are concerned. The surprising thing is that it has been trucks, the medium and heavy-duty variety, that

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New GB1589 to provide more business opportunities for ZF in China, says CEO Sommer

HANNOVER, Germany – China’s recent introduction and implementation of the GB1589-2016 regulation on dimensions, weights and axle loads of commercial vehicles will provide more business opportunities for ZF in the country and boost its presence there, according to Dr. Stefan Sommer, CEO of the German supplier. Sommer made the comments

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Sustainable transport requires fewer trucks and less waste

This week’s issue features an interesting prediction from Yao Wei, our guest columnist and chief editor from truck and bus portal find800.cn, on how many heavy-duty trucks will be sold in 2016. By simply using July and January-July heavy-duty truck sales from the past 18 years and a linear regression

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