Midwestern dealers are collecting most of the money in the federal governments cash-for-clunkers incentive program.
The U.S. Department of Transportation today released a 50-state ranking showing five Midwestern states -- Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois -- in the top 10. California, Florida, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania round out the states with the most clunker deals.
Michigan dealers topped the list, applying for $34.4 million in clunker cash. Ohio dealers submitted claims for $29.3 million, while California dealers wrote $26.4 million in clunker deals.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that as of today, dealers had filed 157,000 applications for $664 million in rebates.