Plane with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross aboard forced to make emergency landing
January 14, 2020
A military plane flying Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Guatemala on Monday was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after its landing gear... READ MORE
Operator of the Year: Sue Ackley of Oil Change Plus
January 14, 2020
This story about Sue Ackley begins with Lynn Barteau. Barteau started as an assistant manager at Oil Change Plus nearly 11 years ago, and she’s now the district manager. A trying time... READ MORE
U.S. Chamber Chief Urges Trump Embrace Free Trade to Boost Growth
January 14, 2020
The head of a leading U.S. business group Thursday urged President Donald Trump to embrace free trade principles to ensure the United States remains strong and prosperous and to take steps to... READ MORE
EU's Tough New Trade Boss Seeks Reset with Trump
January 13, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The EU is a critical trading partner for the U.S. and, particularly, for vehicle parts manufacturers. For more information, please contact Ann Wilson... READ MORE
Tesla Is Now the Most Valuable U.S. Car Maker of All Time
January 13, 2020
Tesla Inc. TSLA +5.22 percent shares have surged to start 2020, helping the electric-car maker become the most valuable U.S. auto maker ever. The company closed Monday... READ MORE
Manufacturers Increase Perks to Get New Hires to Move
January 13, 2020
Manufacturers are paying relocation costs and bonuses to move new hires across the country at a time of record-low unemployment and intense competition for skilled workers. Half a million U.... READ MORE
China Vehicle Sales Fell 8.2 percent in 2019, Industry Association Says
January 13, 2020
BEIJING/SHANGHAI -- Automakers in China need to get used to a new normal of "low-speed growth" in the world's largest car market, the country's top auto body said on Monday, as it reiterated... READ MORE
FCA Trims Output at Four Plants After Backlog
January 13, 2020
A year ago, the Jeep Cherokee was riding high, becoming the brand's biggest seller behind the Wrangler after a midcycle update gave it fresher styling and more cargo capacity. But a 20... READ MORE
GM Planning Super Bowl Ad for All-Electric Hummer Truck
January 13, 2020
General Motors Co. is expected to advertise a Hummer electric pickup truck during the Super Bowl, officially resurrecting the polarizing, gas-guzzling behemoth brand as an eco-friendly off-... READ MORE
Daimler Gets Closer to Producing Fuel Cell Bus
January 13, 2020
LAS VEGAS — Daimler, the world's largest truck manufacturer, could commercialize a hydrogen-powered city bus in the next two to three years, r&d boss Markus Schäfer told reporters at CES last... READ MORE
Test Drive: Mack’s Electric LR
January 13, 2020
When Mack’s LR model was launched in 2015, it was touted as an upgrade replacement for the TerraPro LEU, and barely four years later, the company’s flagship refuse truck got a trendy upgrade of... READ MORE
‘Mona Lisa of Mustangs,’ Raced in ‘Bullitt,’ Sets Auction Record
January 13, 2020
The 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the legendary chase scene in the movie “Bullitt” sold on Friday for $3.74 million. “It’s a record auction price for any Mustang ever sold... READ MORE
Pacifico Auto Group Founder, Innovator in F&I, Dies at 95
January 13, 2020
In the years before the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, federal regulators voiced concerns that dealerships were profiting in the finance-and-insurance office by racially... READ MORE
U.S., China Dust Off Corporate Deals Before Trade Pact Signing
January 10, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is encouraged by the news that the administration reached a “Phase One” trade agreement with China and looks forward to seeing more details. MEMA has... READ MORE
Toyota Kentucky Plant Starts Production of RAV4 Hybrid
January 10, 2020
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky began production of the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid crossover this week. The RAV4 Hybrid had its best sales year to date in 2019 at 92,525, up 92.3 percent from 2018... READ MORE
Fuyao Investing $46M to Expand U.S. Factory
January 10, 2020
Chinese automotive glass supplier Fuyao is spending $46 million to expand production and r&d at a plant in Ohio, adding 100 jobs. The investment includes outlays for r... READ MORE
FCA's Jeep Cherokee Plant in Ill. to be Idled Two Weeks
January 10, 2020
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Belvidere assembly plant near Chicago will be temporarily idled for two weeks starting Monday as the company aligns production with demand. Normal output... READ MORE
Nissan Reveals Lighter Yet Quieter Automotive Sound Insulation
January 10, 2020
Nissan on Monday announced an “acoustic meta-material” it said could block the same amount of noise as sound insulation weighing four times as much. However, the substance still came in... READ MORE
CES 2020: All the Car News You Need to Know
January 10, 2020
It may not be a formal part of the annual auto show calendar, but CES has become one of the biggest events of the year for the automotive world. Tech and cars, after all, are... READ MORE