DC Federal Court Unseals $1 Billion-Plus Whistleblower Suit Against Navistar Defense and Navistar International
December 5, 2019
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Tanya S. Chutkan unsealed a six-year-old qui tam Complaint filed by a whistleblower seeking at least $1.28 billion dollars in... READ MORE
Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes
December 5, 2019
Delivery trucks and vans laden with online packages are putting a stranglehold on New York City streets and filling its air with pollutants. Now a new city program aims to replace some of... READ MORE
What It’s Like to Drive 300 Miles per Hour, From the Guy Who Did It
December 5, 2019
Andy Wallace would make a great secret agent. At 147 pounds and average height, the mild-mannered, fifty-something Brit could have come straight from central casting for the term “nondescript... READ MORE
Mexico Resists Democrats’ Labor Push on Trade Pact
December 4, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is urging the U.S. Congress to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will provide... READ MORE
White House Asks Court to Toss Calif. Emissions Suit
December 4, 2019
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s administration asked a federal judge to throw out California’s lawsuit seeking to preserve its power to regulate tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions, saying... READ MORE
AAPEX 2020 to Include New Repair Shop HQ Feature
December 4, 2019
Event organizers have announced a series of service professional-oriented changes to the annual AAPEX trade show. Starting in 2020, the Tool & Equipment section, the Mobile Heat... READ MORE
Ford Using McDonald's Coffee Chaff in Headlights
December 4, 2019
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. and McDonald's have brewed up a way to make some vehicle parts lighter and more sustainable while reducing waste. The automaker is using coffee-bean remnants from... READ MORE
Renault-Nissan Promotes Engineer as Alliance Overseer
December 4, 2019
TOKYO -- Renault and Nissan on Wednesday said they had promoted Hadi Zablit to general secretary of their automaking alliance to accelerate business efficiencies across the companies. Zablit... READ MORE
Chief Engineer Tapped to Lead Lexus Luxury Brand
December 4, 2019
TOKYO – The man who engineered one of Lexus’ sexiest cars is now taking the helm of the entire luxury brand as part of a personnel shuffle at Toyota Motor Corp. Koji Sato, 50, currently... READ MORE
Hyundai Focuses on EVs, Mobility Services in $52B Investment Plan
December 4, 2019
Hyundai Motor Co. plans to invest about 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) between 2020 and 2025 in a new strategy roadmap that includes investments in electric and fuel cell cars, autonomous... READ MORE
November Truck Orders Slide to Lowest Point in Four Years
December 4, 2019
Preliminary North American Class 8 orders for November weren’t much to be thankful for, falling 21 percent from October according to preliminary released by FTR Tuesday. The 17,300 units... READ MORE
Trump Says China Trade Deal Might Have to Wait for 2020 Election
December 3, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Regarding trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while... READ MORE
Jack Hone, Former Aftermarket Publisher, Dies at 81
December 3, 2019 by Tracy L. Teuscher
Massillon, Ohio – December 2, 2019 – Respected former aftermarket industry publisher, Jack Hone passed away peacefully on October 29 at the age of 81 surrounded by his loved ones following a long... READ MORE
Kyodo News: Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Motors Agree to Form New Venture for Advanced R&D
December 3, 2019
Tokyo - The Nissan Motor Co, Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp alliance has agreed to form a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies, Kyodo... READ MORE
Lucid Motors Breaks Ground on Ariz. Plant, Signals Production in Late 2020
December 3, 2019
Lucid Motors broke ground on its new electric vehicle plant in Casa Grande, Ariz., on Monday — the facility at which the company says it will start production on its electric sedan late next year... READ MORE
Iveco, Nikola Detail European Joint Venture Plans
December 3, 2019
Iveco and its powertrain division FPT Industrial, along with Nikola Corporation, presented Monday the scope and plans of their joint venture and collaborative agreement designed to accelerate... READ MORE
A 1956 Chrysler That Can Still Rally
December 3, 2019
Randy Nonnenberg of San Francisco, 42, co-founder and CEO of the car auction company Bring a Trailer, on his 1956 Chrysler 300B, as told to A.J. Baime. When I was young, my father Alan and I... READ MORE
U.S. Restores Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil
December 2, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has consistently opposed Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. We will review the full, official details of this action and report on the potential... READ MORE
Final Terms of NAFTA Replacement Could be Finalized Next Week, Top Mexican Negotiator Says
December 2, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is urging the U.S. Congress to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will provide... READ MORE