DTNA Moves to Limit Truck Production
March 25, 2020
Daimler Trucks North America will limit production at its U.S. and Mexico plants due to supply issues cause by the coronavirus. The company plans to return to normal operations in April.... READ MORE
Mnuchin, Schumer Say Coronavirus Rescue Package Deal Very Close
March 24, 2020
Senate lawmakers are “very close” to reaching a deal on the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.... READ MORE
Pelosi’s $2.5 Trillion Stimulus Bill Delays Mortgage, Car Payments
March 24, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a $2.5 trillion stimulus package to provide financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/... READ MORE
Lawyer Advises Employers on Proper Steps with Staff Regarding Coronavirus
March 24, 2020
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, MEMA’s aftermarket division, held its “AASA Alert: Coronavirus Impact” event on March 18.  The event shared insights into how COVID-19 and... READ MORE
New President at Continental North America
March 24, 2020
Bob Lee has replaced Jeff Klei as president of Continental North America. Read more here: https://www.autocareweek.com/new-president-at-continental-north-america-67235.htm
Nonessential Businesses? It's Complicated
March 24, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on March 23 to keep “nonessential” workers at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Julie Fream, president and CEO of the Original... READ MORE
Ford Partnering with GE, 3M to Build Ventilators, Respirators, Face Shields
March 24, 2020
Ford Motor Co. will be working with 3M and GE Healthcare to produce respirators for medical staff to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/... READ MORE
Tesla CEO Donates Ventilators in California Crisis
March 24, 2020
Tesla CEO Elon Musk had donated more than 1,255 ventilators to California to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/tesla-ceo-donates-ventilators... READ MORE
Daimler, Volvo, Suppliers See Rebound in China Output
March 24, 2020
Daimler, Volvo, and supplier companies saying they are seeing their factories return to normal in China after the COVID-19 outbreak was halting businesses in the country. Read more here:... READ MORE
Paccar Shutting Down Truck, Engine Plants Around the World
March 24, 2020
Paccar will temporarily halt production of its trucks and engines globally through April 6 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.ccjdigital.com/paccar-shutting-down-... READ MORE
AASA and Auto Care Urge President Trump to Push Efforts to Protect Auto Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic
March 23, 2020
MEMA’s aftermarket division, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), in a joint letter with The Auto Care Association, is urging the Trump administration to designate auto parts... READ MORE
USMCA Rush Amid Pandemic Adds to Concern
March 23, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in a statement signed by four other automotive industry groups, is urging the Trump administration to walk back on its proposal to set... READ MORE
Fed Announces Unlimited Bond Purchases in Unprecedented Move to Help U.S. Economy Weather Coronavirus Meltdown
March 23, 2020
The Federal Reserve will buy as many Treasurys and securities, “needed to support smooth market functioning,” and to ensure businesses and citizens can continue to obtain credit, even as the... READ MORE
Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal on $2 Trillion U.S. Rescue Package
March 23, 2020
Differences among Senate lawmakers over the contents of a $2 trillion emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus outbreak caused the bill to fail, despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... READ MORE
Aftermarket Essential Businesses Operating in “Shelter-in-Place” States Face Inconsistencies in Implementation
March 23, 2020
Aftermarket suppliers are facing disruptions to their business due to “shelter-in-place” orders from states, disruptions that go against Homeland Security’s designation of automotive parts... READ MORE
Homeland Security CISA Guidance Calls Auto Repair ‘Essential’ for U.S. Infrastructure
March 23, 2020
On March 19, the U.S. Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency published a memo stating that auto repairers are an essential infrastructure workforce as the threat of... READ MORE
Fiat Chrysler to Make Face Masks for U.S. Health-Care Workers
March 23, 2020
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to use one of its Chinese plants to produce masks for health-care professionals in the U.S. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/... READ MORE
GM to Partner with Ventilator Manufacturer Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
March 23, 2020
General Motors Co. will work with a ventilator production company to increase the number of available devices for coronavirus patients. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/... READ MORE
Panasonic to Suspend Battery Production at Nevada Tesla JV
March 23, 2020
Panasonic will cease production of its batteries for Tesla temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/panasonic-suspend-battery-... READ MORE