CBP No Longer Accepting Requests for Payment Delays Due to COVID-19
March 27, 2020
In a Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) message published on March 26, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it will no longer accept requests from trade groups for... READ MORE
Mexico’s Auto Industry Seeks Delay of USMCA Content Rules
March 27, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA released a statement on March 13 with other auto associations urging the U.S. to delay the June 1 entry into force date for the automotive rules of origin (... READ MORE
BendPak Opens Distribution Center in Alabama
March 27, 2020
BendPak will open a new distribution center close to Mobile, Alabama. Read more here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/bendpak-opens-distribution-center-in-alabama/
First Day of the AASA Vision Conference Brings the Industry Together Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
March 27, 2020
On the first day of the AASA Vision Conference, several key automotive and business experts talked to aftermarket executives online about their insights on the state of the industry. Speakers... READ MORE
Speakers Added to MERA’s Sustainable Manufacturing Conference – April 1
March 27, 2020
New speakers and content have been added for the upcoming Sustainable Manufacturing Conference | Spring 2020. It will be broadcast—via webinar—on April 1 | 11 AM – 3:30 PM EDT. Register... READ MORE
PSA Denies FCA Merger at Risk from Virus Fallout
March 27, 2020
Despite the challenges facing OEMs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, PSA Group said that it still plans to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/... READ MORE
TuSimple, ZF Partner on Mass-Produced Autonomous Truck Technology
March 27, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/354050/... READ MORE
Senate OKs Historic $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package
March 26, 2020
The Senate unanimously passed the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill on March 25, the largest economic relief package in the nation’s history. Read more here: https://www.ttnews.com/... READ MORE
White House Close to Finalizing Fuel Efficiency Rules Rewrite, Report Says
March 26, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has strongly advocated for continued progress in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. MEMA... READ MORE
Trump Points to Potential for Resuming Daily Operations by Easter
March 26, 2020
At Fox News’s virtual town hall event on March 24, President Donald Trump said that he would like to have businesses return to normal operations by Easter Sunday. Read more here: https://www... READ MORE
Bosch Develops New Virus Test that Shortens Wait to 2.5 Hours
March 26, 2020
On March 26, Robert Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner announced in a statement that the company’s healthcare subsidiary created a COVID-19 test that can determine if someone is infected in less than 2.5... READ MORE
Ford Plans to Restart Production at Some Plants in April
March 26, 2020
Ford stated on March 26 that it plans to reopen a few of its North American facilities in April. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/ford-plans-restart-production-some-... READ MORE
Ford Recalls 268K Cars in North America to Fix Door Latches
March 26, 2020
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 268,000 vehicles due to reported issues involving doors that can’t open and close properly. The recall includes 2014-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models as well as... READ MORE
White House, Senators Strike Deal on $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
March 25, 2020
Senate lawmakers and the White House were able to reach a deal on a bipartisan $2 trillion stimulus bill for businesses and struggling Americans. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/... READ MORE
Aftermarket Essential Businesses Face Inconsistencies
March 25, 2020
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), in response to states issuing “shelter-in-place” orders that conflict with the Department of Homeland Security’s definition of automotive... READ MORE
Kia will Re-Close Georgia Assembly Plant March 30
March 25, 2020
Kia Motors America will once again close its plant in Georgia due to the coronavirus, after previously closing the plant a couple of days last week due to supply chain issues. Read more here... READ MORE
Hyundai Adds Safety Exec to Washington Office
March 25, 2020
Steve Gehring will serve Hyundai Motor North America as the new executive director of North American Safety Regulations and Policy. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/executives/... READ MORE
Ford to Keep N.A. Plants Shuttered Beyond March 30
March 25, 2020
Ford stated on March 24 that it will keep its North American plants closed after March 30, with no announced date for when they might reopen. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/... READ MORE
Tesla Asked by N.Y. Assemblyman to Make Ventilators in State
March 25, 2020
New York Assemblyman Sean Ryan wrote a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk asking him to produce ventilators at its solar factory to help combat the coronavirus. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE