Grote Industries Joins the OptiCat Network
March 3, 2020
OptiCat, LLC, which specializes in providing catalogue data services for the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket industries, announced that vehicle lighting and safety systems producer Grote... READ MORE
VW Nears Deal to Shift Detroit Area Offices
March 3, 2020
Volkswagen of America Inc. may soon reach a deal to move its employees in Auburn Hills to the Galleria Officentre in Southfield, Mich. Negotiations are ongoing and the deal is not final.... READ MORE
Toyota’s Leroy to Step Back as Chief Competitive Officer
March 3, 2020
Toyota’s executive vice president and chief competitive officer Didier Leroy will step down from his position on April 1. He will remain on the company’s board of directors and serve as chairman... READ MORE
Four Days Left to Get Early Registration Benefits at MERA Sustainable Manufacturing Conference
March 3, 2020
There are only four days left to take advantage of Early Conference Registration and discounted hotel rates for the MERA Sustainable Manufacturing Conference | Spring 2020. The MERA... READ MORE
Amazon Calls on Madison Heights Delivery Drivers to Help Design Rivian Electric Vans
March 3, 2020
In Dec. 2019, Amazon.com paid Rivian Automotive $440 million to produce 100,000 electric vans for the company by 2030. Hawkinson LLC, a Madison Heights, Mich., delivery company that is under... READ MORE
New Decade, New Dialogue Series! Register & Save the Date for HDD 2020!
March 3, 2020
Get ready for HDMA’s 2020 Heavy Duty Dialogue (HDD), which will take place Sept. 14-15 in Indianapolis! HDD is an exceptional business conference developed specifically for executives in the... READ MORE
FHWA Distributes $653 Million for Emergency Infrastructure Repairs
March 2, 2020
On February 27, the Federal Highway Administration announced that the agency will invest $653.2 million to help states and territories rebuild roads and other infrastructures damaged by natural... READ MORE
Randy Buller to Explore Hybrid Distribution Model Opportunities at the AASA Vision Conference
March 2, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The distribution landscape is changing quickly, and aftermarket suppliers benefit from understanding these crucial changes. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers... READ MORE
GM Adding 1,200 Jobs to Raise Output of Crossovers, Cadillac Sedans
March 2, 2020
General Motors will provide 1,200 new jobs in two Michigan plants as the company plans to increase construction of its Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave models, as well as two new Cadillac... READ MORE
Michigan Manufacturing Expected to be Especially Hard Hit by Coronavirus
March 2, 2020
Auto manufacturers and other manufacturing businesses in Michigan are at risk of production slowdowns and damages to their supply chains due to the coronavirus. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
Geneva Auto Show Canceled as Switzerland Bans Large Events
March 2, 2020
The 2020 Geneva International Motor Show has been canceled.  This move was in response to the Swiss government’s ban on all events with more than 1,000 people. The yearly event was set to run... READ MORE
FedEx to Add 42 Electric Charging Stations in California
March 2, 2020
FedEx Corp., in an agreement with Chanje Energy Inc. will build 42 electric charging stations in California. Read more here: https://www.ttnews.com/articles/fedex-add-42-electric-charging-... READ MORE
Toyota Plans $1.2 billion EV plant in China with FAW, Document Says
March 2, 2020
A document from officials of the China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city reveal that Toyota and its partner FAW Group will construct an electric vehicle plant in the city. Read more here: https://... READ MORE
GM's Cruise Cleared to Carry Passengers in Self-Driving Cars in California
February 28, 2020
The California Public Utilities Commission has granted Cruise LLC to deploy self-driving vehicles and pick up passengers in the state. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/... READ MORE
Trump’s Highway Bill Under Review, Secretary Chao Tells US House
February 28, 2020
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao informed members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies that the Trump administration... READ MORE
'Ford v Ferrari' Cars Take a Victory Lap at Autorama
February 28, 2020
The Ferrari 330 P3 and Ford GT40 Mark II cars from the Oscar-winning film “Ford v Ferrari” will be among hot rods and custom vehicles displayed at the 68th annual Autorama show in Detroit this... READ MORE
Tractable Talks to MSOs, Salvage Industry on AI Photo Estimating
February 28, 2020
According to industry sources, auto repair shops are expressing interest in using an artificial intelligence (AI) photo system that estimates the damage on vehicles from collisions. Read... READ MORE
Kia Recalls Over 193K Vehicles; Fuel Leaks Can Cause Fires
February 28, 2020
Due to issues from cracking fuel hoses caused by heat from the engine, Kia will be recalling more than 193,000 vehicles... Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/... READ MORE
Canadian EV startup ElectraMeccanica Plans U.S. Assembly Plant, Technical Center
February 28, 2020
ElectraMeccanica, a startup company focused on manufacturing electric vehicles, announced that it intends to build an assembly plant in the U.S. in one of seven states. Read more here: https... READ MORE