Mack, Volvo Trucks Suspending Truck Production
March 23, 2020
Both Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will temporarily suspend production through March 27 due to the threat of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here: https://www.ccjdigital.com... READ MORE
Suppliers Seek Government Aid to Cope with Coronavirus Hit
March 20, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) urged leaders of Congress to address the liquidity crisis facing large and small vehicle parts manufacturers due to the threat of COVID-... READ MORE
Trump Says He’ll Help Auto Industry ‘At Least a Little Bit’
March 20, 2020
President Trump on Thursday told state governors that he would assist the auto industry through the coronavirus threat. “We’re watching the auto industry very much,” the president said. “We’... READ MORE
Congress Prepares $1 Trillion Emergency Aid Package
March 20, 2020
Congress is working on a $1 trillion stimulus package to help suppliers, consumers, and the transportation sector in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here: https://www.ttnews.com/... READ MORE
Small Business Administration Approves Emergency Loans Request for Michigan Businesses
March 20, 2020
Michigan businesses are now eligible for emergency low interest loans from the SBA. If you are a Michigan motor vehicle parts manufacturer with under 500 to 1500, depending on the components you... READ MORE
Jefferies Analyzes Coronavirus’ Impact on Aftermarket Distributors
March 20, 2020
Jefferies LLC published a report on March 16 analyzing the status of the aftermarket industry in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Greensheet, the report states that the industry... READ MORE
Volvo to Stop Output at U.S., Swedish Factories
March 20, 2020
Volvo will close four factories in its U.S. and Swedish locations from March 26 to April 14 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Congressional Leaders to Tackle Liquidity Crisis Affecting Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers
March 19, 2020
In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Bill Long, President & CEO of MEMA urged Congress to “address the liquidity crisis facing large and small vehicle parts manufacturers.” Read... READ MORE
Senate Clears Second Coronavirus Emergency Bill
March 19, 2020
On March 18, President Trump signed a bill that will provide billions of dollars in aid to combat the coronavirus. The legislation had previously passed the House and passed in a 90 – 8 vote by... READ MORE
Akebono Adds Director of Aftermarket Operations
March 19, 2020
Tommy Rivera, who worked for Akebono Brake Corp. from 2006 – 2012, will return to the company as director of operations. Read more here: https://www.autocareweek.com/
FCA, Ford, Hyundai Idle Locations After Employees Test Positive
March 19, 2020
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors announced that they would close all manufacturing sites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada through the rest of March in wake of the coronavirus. On March 18, Ford,... READ MORE
GM, Ford Studying How to Make Ventilators to Fight COVID-19
March 19, 2020
General Motors and Ford are looking into the possibility of producing medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/... READ MORE
France Vows to Support PSA, Renault in Virus Crisis
March 19, 2020
France’s government said that it will work to assist PSA and Renault stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The government plans to provide 300 billion euros ($325 billion) in loan... READ MORE
GM China President to Become Automaker's Chief Technology Officer
March 19, 2020
General Motors Chief Technology Officer Jon Lauckner and communications chief Tony Cervone will retire from the company. GM China’s President Matt Tsien will take over as CTO while Craig Buchholz... READ MORE
Eaton Cummins Set to Debut New Endurant Transmission Next Year
March 19, 2020
In 2021, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies will provide a new Endurant transmission for heavy vehicle uses. Read more here:  https://www.ccjdigital.com/eaton-cummins-set... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Auto Associations in Urging Carefully Implemented State and Local Policies to Slow Coronavirus Spread
March 18, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in a joint letter with five other automotive industry associations , is calling for the careful implementation of state and local... READ MORE
NHTSA Proposes Revising Auto Safety Rules to Speed AV Development
March 18, 2020
On March 17, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will rewrite 11 safety requirements that involve manual control of a vehicle in order to boost tests and... READ MORE
Bob Harvey Joins Bartec USA
March 18, 2020
Robert Harvey, a veteran in the aftermarket industry for 50 years, was hired by Bartec USA to serve as one of its North American account executives. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
Automakers to Partially Shut Down Plants Amid Coronavirus Fears
March 18, 2020
United Auto Workers said that Detroit’s big three automakers will partially shut down their plants to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/... READ MORE