Ron Hundzinski to Join Tenneco as Executive Vice President, Finance
November 13, 2018
Tenneco Inc. announced the appointment of Ron Hundzinski as executive vice president of finance, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Hundzinski will report to Roger Wood, Tenneco co-CEO. Hundzinski recently... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Tariff Exemptions During Trade Talks in Letter to Trump Administration
November 12, 2018
MEMA has urged the Trump administration to exempt Mexico and Canada from additional tariffs on steel and aluminum in advance of signing a new North American trade deal.   The new trade deal,... READ MORE
​Suppliers Fret as Security Probe Lingers
November 12, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed Section 232 tariffs on steel, aluminum, automotive parts and motor vehicle imports, as reported in this article about... READ MORE
​Trump Tariffs Pit Auto Companies Against Each Other
November 12, 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, as noted comments by Dan Sceli, president of Peterson... READ MORE
AASA’s Fun Contest at Annual Technology Conference Banquet Raises Funds for Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation
November 12, 2018
For the second year in a row, AASA wrapped up its annual Technology Conference, the industry’s leading technology event, with a fun and friendly contest among attendees at the event’s closing banquet... READ MORE
Revived Credit Business Helps GM Finance Its Future
November 12, 2018
DETROIT -- A business line General Motors pioneered nearly a century ago is expected to begin significantly contributing to the company’s future, providing a fount of profits to fund investments in... READ MORE
​Lawnmower Sharing? GM’s Maven Eager to Diversify
November 12, 2018
General Motors’ Maven mobility brand isn’t limiting itself to being just a provider of cars and trucks.   “If there will be a UFO that is going to be able to be shared, I would expect at some... READ MORE
Will Truck Sales Momentum Continue Through 2019?
November 12, 2018
Tariffs and trade wars could be stumbling blocks that trip up the economy and send freight and truck sales downward, according to two longtime industry analysts.   Although FTR recently upped... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: Federal Reserve Poised to Hike Rates in December
November 12, 2018
The Weekly Toplines   The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected, but the Federal Open Market Committee is widely anticipated to hike short-term rates at its... READ MORE
White House, California to Meet Over Emissions Rules
November 9, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA strongly supports a One National Program negotiated between California, U.S. EPA and NHTSA and testified on Sept. 24 in Fresno, Calif., on behalf of... READ MORE
Daimler and Bosch Choose San Jose for Robo-Taxi Service
November 9, 2018
German automaker Daimler AG and supplier Robert Bosch GmbH have chosen San Jose in Silicon Valley as its pilot city for an autonomous ride-hailing service that’s set to launch in the second half of... READ MORE
Volvo, Citing U.S.-China Trade Dispute, Shuffles Production Plans
November 9, 2018
DETROIT -- Volvo Cars continues to shake up production plans for much of its lineup in an effort to dodge tariffs the U.S. and China have slapped on auto imports.   The Swedish automaker owned... READ MORE
Greenlots, Volvo to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure in Southern California
November 9, 2018
Electric vehicle charging software and solutions provider Greenlots has announced a collaboration with Volvo Trucks to deploy electric truck charging infrastructure for trucks operating out of... READ MORE
Stung by Asian Dominance, Germany Pours Cash into EV Battery Ventures
November 9, 2018
BERLIN -- Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation... READ MORE
Uber Guideline Now Prohibits Broadcasting Passenger Images
November 9, 2018
ST. LOUIS -- The ride-hailing company Uber instituted a new guideline prohibiting drivers from broadcasting passengers’ images amid privacy concerns after a St. Louis-area driver posted hundreds of... READ MORE
China Auto Sales on Track for a Down Year
November 9, 2018
SHANGHAI -- The slump in China’s automotive sector dragged on through October, with year-over-year sales down for the fourth straight month.   Auto sales last month were off 12 percent from a... READ MORE
Tax-Cut Split: Consumers Are Spending But Businesses Curb Their Enthusiasm
November 9, 2018
The tax cut passed late last year was supposed to spur a wave of spending by consumers and companies that would boost demand, rekindle productivity and set the economy on a higher growth trajectory.... READ MORE
Democrats’ House Victory Complicates Passage of New NAFTA, Trade Deals
November 8, 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. Detailed information about tariffs as well as other... READ MORE
AAA: More Than 54 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving, the Most Since 2005
November 8, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. -- AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the... READ MORE