MEMA to Testify on 232 Auto Tariffs During Department of Commerce Hearing July 19
July 17, 2018
Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, will testify on behalf of motor vehicle suppliers on Thursday at a Department of Commerce hearing regarding the potential Section 232... READ MORE
Why U.S. Metals Tariffs Are Unlikely to Change Trade Patterns
July 17, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice in America against the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. MEMA filed detailed comments on May 18 regarding the product... READ MORE
Self-Driving Bill Critics Oppose Maneuver to Clear Senate
July 17, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is working actively in support of Senate passage of the AV START Act, which was unanimously approved by the House last year. The legislation contains three key... READ MORE
Oil, Utilities Fight to Fuel Vehicles of the Future
July 17, 2018
NOVI, Mich. -- The world’s largest oil company has 30 engineers working away in this Detroit suburb on a project that sounds counterintuitive: an engine that burns less oil.   But there is a... READ MORE
Auto-Wares Expands Distribution Network in Metro Detroit
July 17, 2018
Auto-Wares Group of Companies will be expanding its network of company-owned stores in the Detroit area.   Romulus Auto Supply has joined Auto-Wares to expand inventory and programs to service... READ MORE
U.S. Online Travel Giant Invests $500 Million in China’s Didi
July 17, 2018
BEIJING -- Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing has received a $500 million investment from U.S. travel firm Booking Holdings Inc., in a boost for its aggressive plan to enter new markets outside of... READ MORE
Hidden Harbor-Backed Cloyes Gear & Products Appoints Chief Executive Officer
July 17, 2018
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Cloyes Gear & Products Inc., which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired John Bohenick as chief executive officer, effective July 16. Based in Fort Smith, Ark... READ MORE
Honeywell Announces Board Chairman for Transportation Systems Spinoff
July 17, 2018
Honeywell has appointed Carlos Cardoso as chairman of the board for its Transportation Systems business as it prepares to spin off into a standalone, publicly traded company, called Garrett Motion... READ MORE
Sensitive Data Sought by White House Roils Automakers
July 16, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed tariffs by the Trump administration and will testify this week before the Department of Commerce in the hearing noted... READ MORE
U.S. Retail Sales Dipped, But Remained Strong in June
July 16, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Americans boosted their spending at retailers in June, capping a strong quarter of consumption that is expected to help ramp up economic growth.   Retail sales -- a measure of... READ MORE
The Problem with Innovation: The Biggest Companies Are Hogging All the Gains
July 16, 2018
As far back as the industrial revolution, major innovations have traveled swiftly from company to company and industry to industry, an economy-boosting phenomenon called diffusion.   Today,... READ MORE
Supply Chain Pain: ‘Dude, Where’s My Container?’
July 16, 2018
ATLANTA -- Surgere Inc., a Green, Ohio, analytics company, is tackling a major pain point in the auto industry’s supply chain -- keeping up with things in transit. Surgere uses a suite of... READ MORE
All-Electric, Driverless Logging Truck Revealed
July 16, 2018
Swedish tech start-up Einride revealed its latest product: The T-log, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. More powerful than the T-pod -- the all-electric,... READ MORE
Subscriptions Dismissed as a ‘Rich Person’s Toy’
July 16, 2018
Vehicle subscription services are trending, of course, as automakers experiment with allowing customers to make all-in, month-to-month payments, and giving them the option to frequently switch... READ MORE
​Adding Scents to Prevent Carsickness
July 16, 2018
DETROIT -- One of the industry’s most coveted auto components is that certain something that’s so hard to replicate -- new-car smell.   That feature fades in time. But interiors supplier... READ MORE
NAM Weekly Economic Report: Raw Material Costs Cited as Leading Business Concern
July 16, 2018
In the most recent NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, respondents cited accelerating raw material costs as the number two business concern (after workforce recruitment and retention), with prices... READ MORE
Dealers, EU, Mexico, VW Set to Testify at U.S. Import Tariff Hearing
July 13, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed tariffs by the Trump administration and, as noted in the article below, will testify next week before the Department... READ MORE
Self-Driving Cars Don’t Need Oversight Yet, U.S. Regulator Says
July 13, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports policies that enable the introduction of new technologies necessary to facilitate sustainable mobility. Suppliers have developed a wide range of... READ MORE
Van, Reefer Spot Freight Rates Skyrocket
July 13, 2018
For the week of the Fourth of July, truckload freight rates hit new highs in the van and reefer segments, according to DAT Solutions’ weekly spot freight overview.   National average spot van... READ MORE