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U.S. Auto Parts Network Adding Texas Distribution Center
June 9, 2020
U.S. Auto Parts Network will build a new distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The company plans to have the facility up and running sometime later this year. Read more here: https://... READ MORE
AutoZone’s Mark Finestone and Jefferies’ Rex Green Added to MERA Event Agenda
June 9, 2020
MERA is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Finestone, AutoZone’s EVP of Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain, to MERA’s Sustainable Manufacturing Days event on June 15 and 16. ... READ MORE
Musk Says Solving Tesla Model Y Production Issues Top Priority
June 9, 2020
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said that he will be taking time weekly to observe assembly lines and figure out the production challenges that the company’s Model Y crossover is facing. Read more... READ MORE
Brandstaetter to Replace Diess as VW Brand CEO
June 9, 2020
Ralf Brandstaetter, who currently serves as Volkswagen brand COO, will take over Herbert Diess’s role as CEO of the brand effective July 1. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/... READ MORE
Lordstown Endurance Electric Pickup to be Unveiled this Month
June 9, 2020
General Motors's Lordstown Assembly plant has been at work producing a new electric pickup, the Endurance, which will be unveiled this month according to a June 8 press release from the company... READ MORE
Trucking Seeks the “Silver Linings” to Move on from COVID-19
June 9, 2020
Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), said during a June 3 webinar that the amount of data collected related to the COVID-19 pandemic... READ MORE
Trump Says He Will Ask Congress for Additional Economic Stimulus
June 8, 2020
President Donald Trump said on June 5 that he will ask Congress to pass new stimulus packages to help get the economy back in shape. He suggested that Congress include a payroll tax cut, which he... READ MORE
U.S. Unemployment Drops Unexpectedly to 13.3 Percent
June 8, 2020
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent in May after 2.5 million jobs were added. The data contradicts previous predictions by economists that unemployment would reach 20 percent in May... READ MORE
ADD USA Announces New Sales VP for North America
June 8, 2020
ADD USA has appointed John Rupert to serve as the vice president of sales for North America, a position he held since March 2020. Read more here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/add-usa-... READ MORE
Dealers See “Booming” Business as Automakers Crank Up Production
June 8, 2020
Some dealerships report they are experiencing a boost in sales after businesses were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Walt Tutak, a dealer at Matthews-Hargreaves Chevrolet, said that the... READ MORE
EU has Antitrust Concerns About Fiat Chrysler, PSA Deal, Report Says
June 8, 2020
The European Commission is concerned about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group's merger plan, as both companies hold a large market share of small vans. The commission may order the companies... READ MORE
Nissan Recalls Nearly 1.9M Cars for Pesky Hood Latch Problem
June 8, 2020
Nissan announced that it will recall hundreds of thousands of its cars, including vehicles from model years 2013 – 2018, due to a latch issue that fails to keep the hood from staying down.... READ MORE
Carriers, Truck Dealers Take Safety Precautions Amid COVID-19
June 8, 2020
Some truck dealers took massive steps to reform operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Freightliner Northwest, for example, created curbside services and closed public access to its 12... READ MORE
Against the Odds: Detroit 3, Foreign Transplants Play to Strengths in COVID Crisis
June 5, 2020
Despite the economic challenges that foreign transplants and the Detroit Three face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both experienced better sales in April and May than initially estimated. Playing... READ MORE
CDC Urges Driving to Work; Transit Officials Not on Board
June 5, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging businesses to provide incentives to their employees to use private vehicles to get to work. This includes walking, biking, or taking a... READ MORE
Autologue Welcomes Steve Mason to Sales Team
June 5, 2020
Steve Mason joined Autologue Computer Systems to serve the company’s sales division. Read more here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/autologue-welcomes-steve-mason-to-sales-team/
Toyota Bets on Fuel Cell Future with FAW, Other Automakers
June 5, 2020
Toyota is partnering with five Chinese firms to produce commercial vehicle fuel cells. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/china/toyota-bets-fuel-cell-future-faw-other-automakers
Jaguar Land Rover Raises $705 Million from Chinese Lenders
June 5, 2020
Several Chinese banks, including ICBC and the China Construction Bank, have agreed to lend a 5 billion yuan ($704.5 million), three-year revolving loan facility to Jaguar Land Rover. Read... READ MORE
The Wait for the New Ford Bronco is Almost Over; 2021 Model of Iconic Nameplate to Debut in July
June 5, 2020
Ford will debut its classic Bronco SUV this July. The company ceased production of the model in 1996. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/06/04/2021-... READ MORE