O N T H E R O A D S
Dropped 4.7 Percent
in June, DOT Reports
Travel during June 2008 on all
roads and streets in the United States
dropped 4.7 percent from June 2007
at an estimated total of 250.2 billion
vehicle-driven miles, according to
the most recent report from the U.S.
Department of Transportation’s Federal
Highway Administration (FHA).
Miles driven dropped 1.6 percent
from the prior month, May 2008, during
which 254.1 billion miles were
When broken down by region,
miles driven compared to June 2007
were down in all regions.
For cumulative miles driven
throughout the year, current numbers
are down 2.8 percent from 2007;
in June 2007, 1480.8 billion cumulative
vehicle miles had been driven,
while this year, only 1438.7 billion cumulative
miles had been driven as of this June.
S U P P L I E R N E W S
Trosifol to Increase PVB
Prices by 15 Percent
Trosifol North America Ltd. will
increase its prices by 15 percent on
all Trosifol/Kuraray Europe PVB
films for both the automotive and
architectural market in the United
States and Canada, effective September
“The reason for the increase is
due to the growing raw material,
energy and transportation costs,”
says company representative
With U.S. operations located in
Erin, N.Y., Trosifol is headquartered
P R I C I N G N E W S
Summer Price Increases Sweep Industry
Several auto glass parts suppliers have announced price increases this
summer—much to the dismay of shops across the country. Reasons cited
for the increases have ranged from increased costs in raw materials, natural
gas, fuel and energy.
Following are those AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs.com™ had learned
of as of press time.
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