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March 5, 2010
Graph of the Day for March 5, 2010
"[The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, under President Barack Obama is] not industry friendly,.. NHTSA's new, more aggressive management includes more attorneys at the agency, even in the leadership of rulemaking and enforcement. The new team has less understanding of engineering issues and is primarily focused on legal issues."
Toyota internal documents, as reported in The Detroit News.
Toyota Operations in the United States
Hoven's Index for March 5, 2010
Toyota in the US statistics for 2008:
US employees: 35,838
Indirect employees (dealers & suppliers): 165,958
Vehicles produced: 1,117,511
Vehicles sold: 2,217,662
Investment in the US: $17.4 billion
Purchasing in the US: $29.9 billion
Car sales changes from Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 (unadjusted):
Chrysler: + 5.7%
Source: Auto Observer.
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