ATA Tracks Truck Tonnage Surge in April
May 22, 2019
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage surged 7.4 percent in April, swinging back from the two previous weak months.   The index equaled 121.8, up... READ MORE
Chevrolet’s New Safety Mode Blunts Teen Spirit
May 22, 2019
Chevrolet is offering a new safety feature that encourages young drivers to buckle up before they go.   The Buckle to Drive technology, which GM touts as an industry first, will debut on the... READ MORE
Steelmaker Eyes Deals Greater Than $500 Million to ‘Move Needle’
May 22, 2019
It would probably take more than half a billion dollars to move the needle on acquisitions for Stelco Holdings Inc.’s executive chairman, as he scouts the market for targets newly energized by the U.... READ MORE
Trade Disputes Are Weakening Future Growth, OECD Says
May 21, 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
AASA’s MiX Executive Program Gives Leaders Opportunity to Learn from the Aftermarket’s Next Generation
May 21, 2019
The Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) continues to grow and focus on its reverse mentoring model. As part of this focus, MiX has... READ MORE
GM Says Most New Vehicles to Get Over-The-Air Upgrade Tech by 2023
May 21, 2019
DETROIT -- General Motors Co said on May 20 most of its global models will be capable of over-the-air software upgrades by 2023, as the automaker rolls out new vehicle electrical systems designed to... READ MORE
Used Vehicle Market Posts Strong April Performance, J.D. Power Finds
May 21, 2019
McLEAN, Va. -- In the May 2019 Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services note April’s result was significantly stronger than how the period... READ MORE
Postal Service to Test Automated Delivery Between 2 Major Hubs
May 21, 2019
Through snow, rain or heat. Via human postal employees, and now automated machines.   The U.S. Postal Service, starting today, is partnering with autonomous truck company TuSimple on a two-... READ MORE
A Degree in Mobility? It Will Soon Be Possible at Wayne State
May 21, 2019
A first-of-its kind degree program will soon prepare professional workers for jobs in the fledgling mobility industry.   The Michigan Mobility Institute, a new organization formed this year to... READ MORE
Cloyes Celebrates 15 Years of Operation, No Lost Time Incidents at Distribution Center in Mexico
May 21, 2019
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Cloyes Gear and Products recently celebrated 15 years of successful operations at its 20,000-square-foot Aguascalientes, Mexico distribution center, and concurrently celebrated... READ MORE
Niki Lauda, Formula One Legend and Aviation Entrepreneur, Dies at 70
May 21, 2019
Niki Lauda, the three-time Formula One world champion from Austria who once returned to the track weeks after a fiery crash that scarred him for life, died on the evening of May 20. He was 70.... READ MORE
MEMA Issues Statement that Looming Threat of Tariffs on Automobiles and Motor Vehicle Parts Will Hurt American Economy
May 20, 2019
MEMA issued the following statement on May 17:   Since day one of the administration’s Section 232 investigation into placing tariffs on automobiles and motor vehicle parts on the basis of... READ MORE
MEMA Lauds Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
May 20, 2019
MEMA issued the following statement on May 17:   MEMA applauds the joint U.S., Canada and Mexico announcement on May 17 that Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico will be... READ MORE
U.S. Seeks to Resolve Other Trade Disputes Amid China Impasse
May 20, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA issued a statement on May 17 applauding the administration’s action to exempt Canada and Mexico from steel and aluminum tariffs. MEMA supports the passage of... READ MORE
More Than 11.2 Million Vehicles Will Be Equipped with V2X Communications In 2024, IHS Markit Says
May 20, 2019
More than 11.2 million light vehicles equipped with some form of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) system will be produced globally in 2024, representing 12 percent of the light vehicle fleet, based on new... READ MORE
Ford Plans to Complete 7,000 Salaried Job Cuts by September, Saving $600 Million
May 20, 2019
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett told employees today the automaker is entering the final stretch of job cuts it began last year and that, by September, it will have shed 7,000 salaried... READ MORE
Jet-Powered Flying Taxi Unveiled Following First Flight
May 20, 2019
The world’s first all-electric vertical takeoff and landing passenger jet has been unveiled after completing its first flight.   German startup Lilium aims to have a fleet of the five-seat... READ MORE
In Middle of Trade War, America’s Busiest Port Gets Ready for Robots
May 20, 2019
Pier 400 in Los Angeles is North America’s largest shipping terminal. More than 1,700 trucks pass through, on average per day, even in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war. All that cargo... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: Manufacturing Production Disappointed in April
May 20, 2019
The Weekly Toplines   Manufacturing production continued to disappoint, falling for the third time in the past four months, with output in the sector down 0.5 percent in April. This... READ MORE