MEMA Testifies on Behalf of Members on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
November 16, 2018
MEMA testified Nov. 15, on behalf of its division members on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the U.S. International Trade Commission.   Although MEMA supports the three-party... READ MORE
Automaker Groups Warn U.S. Tariffs Will Undermine New NAFTA Deal
November 16, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, testified at the U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on Nov. 15 about the impact of... READ MORE
Truckers Back EPA Plan to Curb Emissions
November 16, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA applauds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the Clean Trucks Initiative to set an updated NOx standard for heavy-duty vehicles.... READ MORE
AASA Establishes University of the Aftermarket Foundation Fund to Honor Retiring MEMA President Steve Handschuh
November 16, 2018
AASA, MEMA’s light vehicle aftermarket division, has established a fund through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in honor of MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh, who is retiring at the... READ MORE
VW’s Supervisory Board Eyes Multi-Billion Electrification Plan
November 16, 2018
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board is due to vote on a multi-billion-euro investment plan today, including steps to retool three German plants to mass produce electric cars and to... READ MORE
Silicon Eyed as Way to Boost Electric Car Battery Potential
November 16, 2018
The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs.... READ MORE
U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in October
November 16, 2018
WASHINGTON -- U.S. industrial output ticked up in October, as ramped up factory production offset declines in mining and utilities output.   Industrial production, a measure of manufacturing,... READ MORE
NAM Global Manufacturing Economic Update: Modest Global Economic Growth Continues
November 16, 2018
The Monthly Toplines   The global economy continues to soften, even with a modest expansion overall. The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ edged down in October to its slowest... READ MORE
China Sends Written Response to U.S. Trade Reform Demands - U.S. Government Sources
November 15, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration, including broad tariffs on imports from China. MEMA has... READ MORE
E.U. Would Strike Back at U.S. Car Tariffs, Trade Chief Warns
November 15, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicle and parts imports. The association will continue to advocate against broad,... READ MORE
Ford’s Blueprint to Turn Self-Driving Tech into Profits
November 15, 2018
With Waymo declaring it will launch a ride-hailing service with self-driving vehicles next month and General Motors indicating it will follow sometime in 2019, it is perhaps not surprising that some... READ MORE
FTR Sees ‘Some Stabilization’ in Freight Rates and Demand
November 15, 2018
Trucking research firm FTR has reported that its Trucking Conditions Index for September fell to the lowest level in a year, with a reading of 4.58. FTR said this marks the first time the TCI measure... READ MORE
Global Economy Shows Strain as U.S. Steams Ahead
November 15, 2018
The global economy has hit a soft patch, putting the U.S.’s robust growth at risk should the slowdown persist.   Economic output in Japan and Germany contracted in the third quarter, while in... READ MORE
Data Shows Grim Picture of Driving Behavior Near Schools
November 15, 2018
Using sensors embedded in smartphones, a leading traffic analytics company has compiled a detailed portrait of driver behavior on roads surrounding more than 125,000 schools across the country.... READ MORE
BMW, Vodafone, Ericsson Urge EU to Consider 5G Car Standard
November 15, 2018
BRUSSELS -- BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson made a last-ditch effort on Nov. 14 to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars, concerned about the EU executive’s... READ MORE
Dayco ACTIVAC Tops the Podium at Automotive Innovation Awards
November 15, 2018
Dayco has been recognized for its ACTIVAC vacuum generation system for brake vacuum assist utilized in the Ford F-150, Lincoln Navigator and Nautilus, among other vehicles.   This latest honor... READ MORE
EPA Targets Trucking Industry for New Air Pollution Rules
November 14, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA applauds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the Clean Trucks Initiative to set an updated NOx standard for heavy-duty vehicles.... READ MORE
U.S. Holds Off on Car Tariffs After Trade Meeting, Report Says
November 14, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicle and parts imports. The association will continue to advocate against broad,... READ MORE
Automotive Trends: A Mostly Positive Outlook for the Aftermarket
November 14, 2018
When automakers shifted from carburetors to fuel injection in the 1980s, it was supposed to be the death knell for the automotive aftermarket. Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS... READ MORE