June a ‘Pivotal Month’ for Spot Market, Says DAT Solutions
June 12, 2019
With spot truckload freight volumes failing to meet expectations last month, DAT Solutions is looking to June to see if volumes from May were simply delayed.   “After a lackluster May, June is... READ MORE
​Ford Opens Research Center in Israel
June 12, 2019
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Ford Motor Co. today formally opened a research center here intended to help the automaker tap into the region’s burgeoning mobility startup community.   Israel in recent... READ MORE
​Electrify America, ChargePoint Collaborate on Agreement to Expand Public EV Charging Access
June 12, 2019
Recently, Electrify America and ChargePoint announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging across the United States. The interoperability agreement... READ MORE
As China Auto Sales Slow, Industry Braces for New Regulations
June 12, 2019
SHANGHAI -- China’s auto sales declined for an 11th straight month in May as a prolonged downturn in the country’s automotive sector showed no sign of easing and the industry braced for losses... READ MORE
Oil Prices Stumble on Fears of Falling Demand
June 12, 2019
Oil prices dropped sharply today as investors signaled their worries over sagging demand and a burgeoning U.S. supply glut.   Brent crude, the global benchmark, was down 2.7 percent at $60.61... READ MORE
Suppliers Urged to Attend USMCA Briefing with USTR
June 11, 2019
All motor vehicle parts suppliers with operations in North America are encouraged to attend an important briefing with the United States Trade Representative staff to review the details of the new... READ MORE
Auto Makers Raise Bets in China Despite Market Slowdown
June 11, 2019
Three decades of blistering growth in China’s auto sales came to a stop last year. But for the big foreign competitors that dominate the market, the country still represents the industry’s future.... READ MORE
Amazon/Monro Tire-Installation Partnership Grows
June 11, 2019
Monro Inc. has expanded its tire-installation collaboration with Amazon to more than 400 additional retail tire and automotive service shops across nine central and western states. The move more than... READ MORE
FCA to Partner with Aurora on Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles
June 11, 2019
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to partner with Silicon Valley self-driving car startup Aurora to develop autonomous commercial vehicles.   The partnership would pair Aurora's Aurora Driver... READ MORE
Fiat Chrysler CEO Back to Square One Following Renault Deal Collapse
June 11, 2019
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV Chief Executive Mike Manley spent his first year in the job trying to motivate employees stunned by the sudden death last summer of his charismatic predecessor, Sergio... READ MORE
Truckers, Drugs and Safety
June 11, 2019
In January 2018, a refuse-truck operator drove around a railroad-crossing gate in Virginia, only to find he couldn’t negotiate around the other gate without damage to his truck or the gate arm. He... READ MORE
Michelin Appoints New Senior Leader of North America
June 11, 2019
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Michelin Group has named Alexis Garcin as the next chairman and president of Michelin North America, the Company announced today.   "Alexis brings an interpersonal style... READ MORE
NAM Weekly Economic Report: Manufacturing Activity, Hiring Slow
June 11, 2019
The Weekly Toplines The Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index grew at the slowest pace since October 2016, with the headline index declining from 52.... READ MORE
​MEMA Applauds the Suspension of New Tariffs on Imports from Mexico
June 10, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association applauds President Trump’s decision to not impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico into the United States. We are pleased that he heard the... READ MORE
Renault May Block Nissan Reform Over Boardroom Dispute: Source
June 10, 2019
PARIS -- Renault has signaled it will block reforms launched by alliance partner Nissan in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal unless it is granted representation on new board committees, a source... READ MORE
China Moves to Stop a Crash in Booming Electric-Car Industry
June 10, 2019
As big as its world-leading car market is, China has decided that 486 aspiring electric-vehicle companies are too many.   The country is considering rules to raise the barrier to entry for... READ MORE
Senior Executives Leave Uber After Internal Shakeup
June 10, 2019
NEW YORK – Uber is parting ways with two of its top executives less than a month after the company’s rocky stock market debut.   CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email on June 7 that... READ MORE
Germany’s Opel Town Shows Struggle for Europe to Plug in Electric Cars
June 10, 2019
RUESSELSHEIM, Germany -- Carmakers and policymakers in Europe are staking their futures on a race to electric vehicles. But the vast charging network needed to sustain their vision is patchy, and it’... READ MORE
Factories Throttle Back, Pressuring U.S. Economy
June 10, 2019
Factories have shifted into low gear after a year of record output and big job gains, putting additional pressure on a U.S. economy that already is expected to grow more slowly this year.  ... READ MORE