TRUCKS SALES * Iran: To buy 5,000 cargo trucks
* Alborz - Deal to replace 5,000 aging cargo trucks in Iran
--- The Iranian government is moving to replace aging vehicles in its cargo truck fleet to cap fuel consumption and help contain the country's worsening air pollution... Based on a trilateral contract signed by the Roads Ministry-affiliate Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization, Iranian Fuel Conservation Company and Mammut Industrial Group, 5,000 aging trucks will be replaced with new ones. The contract was signed in a ceremony in Mammut Industrial Group's factory located in Alborz Province on Sunday... There are 120,000-130,000 vehicles in Iran's cargo truck fleet with over 25 years in age on average... As part of an agreement between the ministries of roads and oil, the government is planning to replace 65,000 dilapidated trucks within five years... The old age of the fleet has resulted in excessive fuel consumption, while contributing to air pollution...
(Photo: The contract was signed in a ceremony in Mammut Industrial Group’s factory located in Alborz Province on Jan. 22) -- Karaj, Alborz, Iran - Financial Tribune - January 23, 2017