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A ‘Cash for Clunkers Program’ for Work Trucks

Turnover in diesel fleets happens slowly. The average service life for a medium-duty truck is 5-10 years, while a short-haul owner-operator heavy-duty truck typically has the lifespan of 18-20 years. Despite the 2007 and 2010 diesel emission standards, tens of thousands of older, dirtier trucks will remain on the road into the next decade. Is there a way to accelerate the turnover of pre-2007 diesel trucks? One way is a Cash for Clunkers program specifically for work trucks.

Out of Stock? Out of Luck

Dealer inventories at all-time lows make this a good time for small fleets to plan ahead and factory order.

Cash for Clunkers Hangover Reflected in Wholesale Market

In his monthly used vehicle market conditions commentary, Tom Kontos of Adesa reports that wholesale used vehicle prices in September averaged $9,742 -- a 2.1 percent decrease from August but a 2.1 percent increase from September 2008.

Cash-for-Clunkers: No Wholesale Price "Bubble"?

In his July commentary, Tom Kontos of Adesa says that firming used vehicle prices resulting from low trade-in supply and strong used car demand are conditions that have been in place for the entire year.

KBB Provides Key Details for Federal 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

Kelley Blue Book has launched a "Cash for Clunkers" Calculator on its Web site, which assists consumers in determining if their current vehicle might be eligible for up to $4,500 toward the purchase of a more fuel-efficient new car, research new-car options, and reach a dealer-all in one place.

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