November Numbers Signal Slowdown in Class 8 Truck Orders
December 6, 2018
After a banner year in which Class 8 truck orders averaged at least 42,600 units per month, early reports from both ACT Research and FTR show a drop off in activity in November.   Preliminary... READ MORE
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Names Valvoline 2018 Channel Partner of the Year, Announces Other Award Winners at Winter Meeting
December 6, 2018
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has named Valvoline as its 2018 Channel Partner of the Year. Valvoline was welcomed to the stage as this year’s winner during the Alliance’s annual Channel Partner... READ MORE
China Breaks Its Silence on 90-Day U.S. Tariff Truce
December 5, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement on Dec. 3 regarding the current negotiations with China. The association is opposed to wide tariffs on autos and parts and has been... READ MORE
Retail, Transportation Among Industries Most Impacted by AI
December 5, 2018
Companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense and retail sectors are likely to be the most transformed by artificial intelligence in the years ahead, according to a market analysis by UBS Group... READ MORE
AutoZone Reports Net Sales of $2.6B for 1st Quarter
December 5, 2018
AutoZone has reported net sales of $2.6 billion for its first quarter (12 weeks) ended Nov. 17, an increase of 2 percent from the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (12 weeks).   Domestic same store... READ MORE
VW Says It Might Use Ford Manufacturing Capacity in U.S.
December 5, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Volkswagen’s CEO said on Dec. 4 after a meeting at the White House that the German automaker was building an alliance with Ford Motor Co. and that they might use the U.S. automaker’s... READ MORE
Business’s Climate Challenge: Getting Customers to Pay
December 5, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- What will make a bigger difference to global warming: sleek electric sedans like those made by Tesla Inc., or heavy duty trucks, powered by the sort of engines that Cummins Inc. is... READ MORE
Eaton Hosts EPA Officials, Shows Latest Emissions, eMobility Technologies
December 5, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Power management company Eaton recently hosted a group of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials on its Southfield, Mich., campus to meet with key Eaton technology... READ MORE
Phillips Industries Wraps Up 90th Year Celebration through Video Interviews with Founder and CEO Bob Phillips
December 5, 2018
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. -- As Phillips Industries completes its 90th anniversary year, the last of a series of five video interviews with founder and CEO, Bob Phillips, have been completed.... READ MORE
Reyco Granning Launches Electric Vehicle Business Unit
December 5, 2018
Reyco Granning has announced the launch of the Reyco Granning Electric Vehicle Solutions business unit, aimed at serving the burgeoning electric vehicle market.   The unit aims to solidify the... READ MORE
U.S. Lawmakers Make Final Push to Win Approval of Self-Driving Car Bill
December 4, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Vehicle suppliers are key innovators of advanced vehicle safety systems and technologies. As the voice for the motor vehicle supplier industry, MEMA has long... READ MORE
German Auto CEOs’ Planned U.S. Meeting Draws European Criticism
December 4, 2018
German car makers’ plans to meet with U.S. officials in Washington today drew intense criticism in Berlin and Brussels, where concerns are growing that such talks could undermine trade negotiations... READ MORE
Volume Dips 0.5 Percent as Cars Sputter, But 17M Year Within Sight
December 4, 2018
U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.5 percent in November as robust fleet shipments by some automakers failed to offset slumping demand for passenger cars.   But the seasonally adjusted... READ MORE
GM Moves to Challenge Ford in U.S. Commercial Fleet Sales
December 4, 2018
FLINT, Mich. -- General Motors Co is intensifying its attack on rival Ford Motor Co.’s lead in sales to U.S. commercial fleets to prop up profit margins amid weakening consumer demand, according to... READ MORE
Rhode Island Awards Contract to Run Autonomous Shuttles
December 4, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to begin a self-driving shuttle service in Providence.   The agency said on Dec. 3 that May Mobility in... READ MORE
Tesla on Autopilot Drove 7 Miles with Sleeping Drunken Driver, Police Say
December 4, 2018
The California Highway Patrol had some trouble pulling over a Tesla Model S early Friday morning, after the driver was determined to be asleep behind the wheel of the electric sedan while it was... READ MORE
Copper Extends Climb on Pause in U.S.-China Trade Spat
December 4, 2018
LONDON--Base metals crept higher today, extending the broad gains from the day before that came on the heels of the U.S. and China agreeing to a temporary cease-fire in their trade skirmish.... READ MORE
Ghosn Could Be Detained Longer on New Allegations
December 4, 2018
TOKYO -- New details of Carlos Ghosn’s alleged financial misconduct are coming to light amid mounting speculation that the ousted Nissan chairman could be re-arrested by Japanese prosecutors and... READ MORE
MEMA Lauds Progress in Trade Talks with China
December 3, 2018
MEMA, which represents 1,000 companies that manufacture parts and components for motor vehicles in the United States, is pleased to learn that the Trump administration has reached what reports call “... READ MORE