Deere to Lay Off Workers; U.S. Manufacturing Slows to 2009 Levels
October 3, 2019
According to several published reports, Deere & Co. will lay off more than 160 employees at two of its manufacturing facilities. The company had said earlier that it planned to reduce... READ MORE
Freightliner Laying Off Plant Workers as New Orders Stall
October 3, 2019
Freightliner announced this week it will soon lay off a total of 900 employees from its Cleveland and Mount Holly, N.C., production facilities. The news was first reported by local television... READ MORE
Over 2,500 Companies File for Tariff Exclusions on Chinese Imports
October 2, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has called for an agreement between the U.S. and China that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while protecting... READ MORE
‘Proof of Our Success’: Another Automotive Supplier Chooses Alabama for New Facility
October 2, 2019
Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that the Shinhwa Group, a major South Korea-based automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Auburn to serve the region’s... READ MORE
‘Who Pays?’: More Body Shops Bill Insurers for Total Loss Charges, See Success Collecting
October 2, 2019
New “Who Pays for What?” survey responses from more than 400 shops found more than 80 percent of them had at least asked leading insurers to be reimbursed for work related to a total loss... READ MORE
Japanese Auto Makers Report Lower U.S. Sales
October 2, 2019
Major Japanese auto makers reported a drop in U.S. vehicle sales for September as the American car market’s historic run tapers off. Toyota Motor Corp. TM -1.10% , ... READ MORE
Tesla Aims to Start China Production This Month, Report Says
October 2, 2019
SHANGHAI -- Tesla Inc.'s China factory aims to start production this month but it is unclear when it will meet year-end production targets due to uncertainties around orders, labor and suppliers,... READ MORE
Rivian Eyes Subscriptions for EV Trucks
October 2, 2019
ATLANTA — Rivian, the electric- truck startup that keeps attracting support from the industry establishment, is looking to offer a subscription service as part of its factory-direct retail model... READ MORE
Small Number of Peterbilt, Autocar Trucks Recalled Over Steering Issues
October 2, 2019
A recent recall announced by Paccar affects a small number of medium-duty Peterbilt trucks for issues related to steering components, while Transportation Power is recalling some of its... READ MORE
MEMA’s Auto 232 Legislative Fly-In: Your Chance to Speak Up About Threatened Tariffs on Autos and Parts
October 1, 2019
Join MEMA for an important fly-in focused on the Section 232 Autos and Auto Parts investigation. The event, which will take place in Washington on October 23 to 24, will take our message to the... READ MORE
Speaker: Shift Strategy as Top Insurer DRPs Become Unattainable
October 1, 2019
Direct repair programs offered by the nation’s largest insurers are growing unattainable to independent collision repairers, requiring shops to seek customers elsewhere, the head of NuGen IT said... READ MORE
Toyota Strengthens Subaru Ties, Shifts U.S. Plant Chiefs
October 1, 2019
TOKYO — Toyota last week tightened ties with a former U.S. manufacturing partner and said it is changing some of its U.S. manufacturing leadership. Toyota and Subaru said they will work on a... READ MORE
Ford to Create $275 Million JV in India with Mahindra
October 1, 2019
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday said it would form a joint venture valued at $275 million with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. for its struggling business in India. Mahindra will own a 51... READ MORE
VW Drivers in Germany May Struggle to Win Damages as Court Queries Losses
October 1, 2019
BRUNSWICK, Germany -- The 470,000 diesel-car owners who signed up for a case against Volkswagen Group may face an uphill struggle after a German court questioned whether they really lost anything... READ MORE
Honda: 2020 CR-V Gets ADAS Suite Standard, Hybrid Version with Speaker in Bumper
October 1, 2019
Honda this month announced it would offer the company’s Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance system suite standard on all trims of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The technology means fewer... READ MORE
Tesla Battery Dies During High Speed Chase
October 1, 2019
Police in Fremont, Calif., discovered one pitfall of electric vehicles when a Tesla Model S patrol car ran low on battery power during a chase. Someone failed to plug the car into... READ MORE
Shell Prepping its Concept Starship Tractor-Trailer for Another Cross-Country Trek
October 1, 2019
The Shell Lubricants’ Starship concept tractor-trailer, which achieved nearly nine mpg while carrying roughly 20 tons of cargo last year during a cross-country trek, will be hitting the road... READ MORE
Neal: Democrats, Lighthizer have Resolved Some USMCA Issues
September 30, 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
Flat Q3 Projected for U.S. Sales, Despite Big Sept. Drop
September 30, 2019
September's U.S. new light-vehicle sales will take a hit this year with lucrative Labor Day weekend volume coming in August, according to analysts, though total third-quarter deliveries are... READ MORE