Two developments, the e-way bill and the union budget, are set to influence the transport ecosystem. How the union budget will influence the CV industry will be reflected by how the health reform, rural and MSME spending have an effect. As the economy rises, and with it the GPD, the CV industry will also rise. In the wake of the current situation, challenges like discounts continue to prevail. The other, and perhaps the more dynamic in nature, is the challenge of fuel price rise. It has the ability to dampen the enthusiasm by increasing the fiscal deficit, and in turn, inflation. It is no secret that it will influence CV industry momentum. Many CV OEMs would be launching new and upgraded models. Dictated by regulations in part, and by market demands in part as awareness for technology among buyers increases, the year 2018 looks set to be yet another year of challenges and thrilling achievements. The shift to higher tonnage trucks will continue. New gaps at the lighter end will ensure new, innovative product launches. The bus market is also set to see some very interesting changes. An exciting development would be in the area of alternate fuels and NVH. A big gain will be in the area of safety and comfort.