12 States Challenge White House Plan to Freeze MPG Penalties
August 5, 2019
WASHINGTON -- A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration's decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled... READ MORE
MEMA is Hosting an Exhibition at NCSL
August 5, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will be exhibiting at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Legislative Summit. The event will take place at the Music... READ MORE
World´s Biggest Auto Service B2B Trade Fair Begins Late August
August 5, 2019
Automechanika is the world´s biggest B2B trade fair brand for the automotive service industry, with 17 shows located in 16 countries. This August, they will host MIMS Automechanika Moscow to... READ MORE
‘Repair U’: Headlight Aiming Likely More than 0.4-0.5 Found in Estimating System
August 5, 2019
An estimating system’s stock 0.4-0.5 hours to aim a headlight likely does not reflect the actual labor required on the vehicle, a recent “Repair University” argued. Co-host Mark Olson,... READ MORE
Toyota, Honda, Subaru Post July Sales Gains as Detroit Three Abandon Monthly Reports
August 5, 2019
Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai and Kia posted higher U.S. sales in July while Nissan and Mazda fell in the first monthly sales report without a Detroit Three participant. Hyundai’s 12... READ MORE
Future Nickel Supplies Worry Tesla, EV Battery Makers
August 5, 2019
Battery producers and electric automakers, including Tesla Inc., are concerned over longer-term supplies of nickel, a key material in their supply chain that’s forecast to fall into deficit,... READ MORE
Marquette Man Puts Unique Customizations on Vintage Cars
August 5, 2019
Marquette — It doesn’t look like much now, with tools placed on its unfinished frame, but Mike Lindstrom’s 1961 Impala should look very different when he’s finished customizing it. That... READ MORE
The Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time Since 2008
August 5, 2019
As widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to reduce the federal funds rate by 25 basis points after its July 30–31 meeting, marking the first cut in interest rates since the... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Imposition of Additional Tariffs on Goods from China
August 2, 2019
MEMA has repeatedly called for China and the United States to work together to reach a trade agreement that works for both countries. It was our hope that on-going talks would lead to an agreement... READ MORE
China Threatens Retaliation for Trump’s Planned Tariff Hike
August 2, 2019
BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock... READ MORE
Senate Passes Massive Two-year Budget Deal
August 2, 2019
The Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal and sent it to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature, putting an end to the threat of a debt crisis this fall and easing the path... READ MORE
Could Feds Force Companies to Support Your Right to Repair?
August 2, 2019
LAST TUESDAY IN Washington, DC, while Facebook executive David Marcus was being grilled by a Senate committee over the company’s foray into cryptocurrency, the Federal Trade... READ MORE
Accessories Captured 1/3 Of All Auto Aftermarket Online Dollar Sales
August 2, 2019
Online dollar sales of automotive accessories — including appearance accessories, cargo management, exterior accessories, interior accessories, towing and hitch products, and tire and wheel... READ MORE
MEMA Thought Leader to Present to CAR MBS 2019
August 2, 2019
MEMA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Ann Wilson will be given a presentation on current and emerging trade issues within the automotive industry at the CAR MBS 2019 event in Traverse... READ MORE
'Truck, Truck and Away': Pickups Drive GM's Profit Beat
August 2, 2019
DETROIT — General Motors Co posted a better-than-expected net profit on Thursday as high-margin pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers helped overcome slowing sales in the United States and China, and... READ MORE
Comment Period Around Autonomous Vehicle Regs Extended
August 2, 2019
Update – Wednesday, July 31: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Federal Register notice that is has extended the comment period for the advance notice of... READ MORE
Poll: Michigan Voters Largely Agree on Economy, Tariffs, Immigration and Climate Change
August 2, 2019
Michigan voters across the political divide are lockstep on key hot button issues in the state and nation. From the economy to tariffs to immigration to climate change, the majority of... READ MORE
Pence Says Clock Ticking on USMCA, but Democrats Won't be Rushed
August 1, 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
Auto Suppliers Take More Pessimistic View of China Vehicle Production
August 1, 2019
DETROIT (Reuters) - Many global auto suppliers are striking an even more pessimistic tone about Chinese vehicle output this year than some research firms, with the suppliers bracing for the pain... READ MORE