Mulally Preaches Routine in Times of Disruption
November 18, 2018
PHOENIX -- Alan Mulally believes good routines make for good decisions. The man who, as CEO of Ford Motor Co., instituted weekly executive reviews of all operations said consistent analysis is the... READ MORE
​Ford, Toyota Recognized for Commitment to Diversity
November 18, 2018
DETROIT -- Ford, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan received strong ratings in the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 2018 Automotive Diversity Scorecard released this month.   The coalition also praised... READ MORE
Elon Musk: Trucking Company Executive
November 18, 2018
Although I doubt you’ll sit on a Technology and Maintenance Council Task Force with him any time soon, it looks like Elon Musk will soon add “trucking company executive” to his resume.   One... READ MORE
​VW Embarks on $50 Billion Electrification Plan
November 18, 2018
WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief... READ MORE
​Energizer Holdings to Acquire Spectrum Brands’ Global Auto Care Business for $1.25B
November 18, 2018
Energizer Holdings has entered into an amended acquisition agreement and proposed a remedy for consideration to the European Commission (EC) in relation to its proposed $2 billion acquisition of... READ MORE
U.S. Manufacturing Production Increases; Headwinds Growing
November 18, 2018
WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturing output rose for a fifth straight month in October, shrugging off a sharp drop in motor vehicle production and suggesting underlying strength in factory activity... READ MORE
​New-Gen Pickups Win High Marks for Safety
November 18, 2018
Consumers have a number of reasons to love pickups: unrivaled utility, roominess, their now-extravagant creature comforts.   But there's another reason: They've become some of the safest... READ MORE
MEMA Testifies on Behalf of Members on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
November 16, 2018
MEMA testified Nov. 15, on behalf of its division members on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the U.S. International Trade Commission.   Although MEMA supports the three-party... READ MORE
Automaker Groups Warn U.S. Tariffs Will Undermine New NAFTA Deal
November 16, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, testified at the U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on Nov. 15 about the impact of... READ MORE
Truckers Back EPA Plan to Curb Emissions
November 16, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA applauds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the Clean Trucks Initiative to set an updated NOx standard for heavy-duty vehicles.... READ MORE
AASA Establishes University of the Aftermarket Foundation Fund to Honor Retiring MEMA President Steve Handschuh
November 16, 2018
AASA, MEMA’s light vehicle aftermarket division, has established a fund through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in honor of MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh, who is retiring at the... READ MORE
VW’s Supervisory Board Eyes Multi-Billion Electrification Plan
November 16, 2018
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board is due to vote on a multi-billion-euro investment plan today, including steps to retool three German plants to mass produce electric cars and to... READ MORE
Silicon Eyed as Way to Boost Electric Car Battery Potential
November 16, 2018
The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs.... READ MORE
U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in October
November 16, 2018
WASHINGTON -- U.S. industrial output ticked up in October, as ramped up factory production offset declines in mining and utilities output.   Industrial production, a measure of manufacturing,... READ MORE
NAM Global Manufacturing Economic Update: Modest Global Economic Growth Continues
November 16, 2018
The Monthly Toplines   The global economy continues to soften, even with a modest expansion overall. The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ edged down in October to its slowest... READ MORE
China Sends Written Response to U.S. Trade Reform Demands - U.S. Government Sources
November 15, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration, including broad tariffs on imports from China. MEMA has... READ MORE
E.U. Would Strike Back at U.S. Car Tariffs, Trade Chief Warns
November 15, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicle and parts imports. The association will continue to advocate against broad,... READ MORE
Ford’s Blueprint to Turn Self-Driving Tech into Profits
November 15, 2018
With Waymo declaring it will launch a ride-hailing service with self-driving vehicles next month and General Motors indicating it will follow sometime in 2019, it is perhaps not surprising that some... READ MORE
FTR Sees ‘Some Stabilization’ in Freight Rates and Demand
November 15, 2018
Trucking research firm FTR has reported that its Trucking Conditions Index for September fell to the lowest level in a year, with a reading of 4.58. FTR said this marks the first time the TCI measure... READ MORE