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Parking Problems: Freight Volume Drop Presents Unique Maintenance Challenge
June 3, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep freight volumes at historic lows, fleets will have to keep some of their units parked until business activity improves. In the meantime, it is... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Coalition Aimed to Shape the Future of Automated Vehicles Through Education
June 2, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE), a coalition of industry, nonprofit, and academic institutions working to inform and... READ MORE
China Halts Some US Farm Imports, Threatening Trade Deal
June 2, 2020
China informed state-controlled agricultural companies to halt purchases of some American farm products due to the U.S.’s response to the country’s national security provisions on Hong Kong,... READ MORE
VW Says it is Ready to Restart Mexico Operations June 15
June 2, 2020
Volkswagen Group announced Monday that it will be ready to restart operations in Puebla and Guanajuato on June 15. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/vw-says-its-ready-... READ MORE
Most GM Plants to Operate Through Traditional Summer Shutdown
June 2, 2020
General Motors informed employees on June 1 that the company will continue operating its U.S. truck and SUV plants in the weeks of June 29 and July 6. While GM usually reserves the two weeks to... READ MORE
FCA Appoints Leaders of Future Spinoff Comau
June 2, 2020
Signaling progress in FCA and PSA’s merger, FCA has appointed Paolo Carmassi to lead its robotics firm Comau. FCA will spinoff Comau following the merger. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
Argo AI, Volkswagen AG Close $2.6 Billion Autonomous-Vehicle Tech Deal
June 2, 2020
Argo AI, a company specializing in self-driving technology, stated today that it closed on a $2.6 billion deal with Volkswagen. VW will integrate its Autonomous Intelligent Driving team into Argo... READ MORE
Bendix CVS/Knorr Bremse Acquires Steering Manufacturer R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc. from WABCO Holdings
June 2, 2020
Knorr-Bremse, the leading supplier of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles, completed the acquisition of the North American commercial steering systems manufacturer R. H. Sheppard Co... READ MORE
Western Star 4700/5700 Trucks Recalled for Engine Stall Concern
June 2, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/359496/... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Regulatory Certainty through Achievable Targets to Ensure Success in CARB’s Advanced Clean Truck Proposal
June 1, 2020
MEMA is urging the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt certain provisions to its “Advanced Clean Trucks” (ACT) regulation proposal to ensure success in the state’s goal to deploy an... READ MORE
MEMA Urges House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to Not Require OSHA to Issue an Emergency Temporary Standard
June 1, 2020
In a joint letter sent by the Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS), MEMA and 57 other organizations urged the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to not require the Occupational Safety and... READ MORE
Senate Commerce to Hold Hearing on COVID Impacts on Transportation
June 1, 2020
The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee will be holding a hearing on Wednesday titled “The State of Transportation and Critical Infrastructure: Examining the Impact of the... READ MORE
Rebuking China, Trump Curtails Ties to Hong Kong and Severs Relations with W.H.O.
June 1, 2020
President Donald Trump, in response to China’s approval of new national security legislation on Hong Kong, announced that he would revoke Hong Kong’s special trade privileges, block graduate-level... READ MORE
C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices
June 1, 2020
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new set of recommendations for businesses looking to reopen while the country continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the... READ MORE
Indian Aftermarket Supplier Expands North American Presence
June 1, 2020
The India-based aftermarket supplier Anand Motor Products has hired Scott Austin as the sales director for the region as part of a plan to expand its reach in North America. Read more here:... READ MORE
Senate Chairman Roger Wicker Unveils Rural Transportation Bill
June 1, 2020
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced a new bill that would fund a pilot program to help rural communities make use of the Department of Transportation’s financing... READ MORE
Nikola, Ryder Severing Exclusive Hydrogen Electric Truck Partnership
June 1, 2020
Ryder System and Nikola Corporation stated that both companies would end their partnership on Nikola’s hydrogen electric trucks. For more than three years, Ryder served as Nikola’s exclusive... READ MORE
Trump Says He Will Announce China Moves in Friday News Conference
May 29, 2020
President Donald Trump said that he would make an announcement today about how the U.S. will respond to China, following the trading partner’s approval of a new national security law that critics... READ MORE
Democrats Push Pandemic Aid, Highlight Infrastructure Package
May 29, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), while urging Senate Republicans to pass the House’s $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, hinted at the development of a new infrastructure bill that she said... READ MORE