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New GB1589-2016 on vehicle dimension, axle load and mass limits goes into effect

The much-awaited GB1589-2016, or Limits for Dimensions, Axle Loads and Masses of Automobiles, Trailers and Combination Vehicles, was approved and published by the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Standards Administration of China (SAC) on July 26 and went into effect on the same day. GB1589-2016

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Reasons behind the struggle of special-purpose vehicle makers in China

Special-purpose vehicles started to develop rapidly in the year 2000 and reached an output of 1.6 million units in 2013, accounting for 55 percent of total truck output that year. Output of semi-trailers, stake trucks, self-dumpers, tankers and box vehicles totaled 1.24 million units. About 5,000 types of special-purposes vehicles

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Shanghai Electric Power develops largest semi-trailer in China

SHANGHAI – Shanghai Electric Power Environmental Equipment Work Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Electric Power) recently developed two 120-ton special-purpose semi-trailers, according to a company press release. The two semi-trailers have been sent to a minefield in Shanxi for test operation, said the report. The SS91201 special-purpose semi-trailer will be used

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Roundup of China’s commercial vehicle market in the first half

China produced and sold 311,570 and 350,631 commercial vehicles in June, up 14.36 and 19.53 percent year-on-year. Output and sales of commercial vehicles in the first six months were 2,087,181 and 2,117,142 units respectively, an increase of 8.15 and 6.68 percent on a yearly basis. The truck sector has rebounded

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Commercial vehicle sales drops over 30 percent in February

BEIJING – According to the latest statistics of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), all commercial vehicle segments except semi-trailers saw drastic decline in February month-on-month. Bus, truck, semi-trailer, bus chassis and truck chassis all experienced two-digit decrease in February on a yearly basis, said the association.   China produced

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China commercial vehicle sales down 15 percent in April

BEIJING – China produced and sold 342,411 and 348,374 units of commercial vehicles in April, down 9.59 and 14.97 percent year-on-year, according to latest statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Total output and sales during January-April period were 1,357,824 and 1,368,409 units, a decrease of 10.8 and 11.62

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