A $25 million U.S. transportation grant supporting the expansion of an inland port for containers will directly benefit logistics operations at BMW in South Carolina and other manufacturers in the region.
The UAW is urging the White House to go beyond gains in the tentative United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in any free-trade agreement negotiated with Japan.
General Motors' decision to idle four U.S. assembly and parts plants could provide ammunition for critics of President Donald Trump's new North American trade agreement.
Ohio senators Sherrod Brown and Robert Portman urged GM's CEO to accelerate contract talks with union officials and decisions on where to build new products so the state's Lordstown plant can continue operating.
GM CEO Mary Barra is scheduled to meet Ohio's U.S. senators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss the automakers' decision to idle four U.S. plants and potentially cut more than 14,000 jobs.
In the minds of customers and employees at Fitzgerald Auto Malls, the FitzWay is shorthand for the company's detailed quality policy, painstakingly developed more than 14 years ago. But underpinning that policy is the dealership's adherence to the ISO 9001 quality management standard.
General Motors' decision to right-size operations in the face of changing market conditions may have impressed analysts on Wall Street, but it did not play well among politicians here who have staked careers on improving conditions for the working class.
The departure of communications veteran Dayna Hart leaves GM without a key public policy voice as it addresses criticism of plans to close plants and eliminate jobs.
House Democrats from Michigan and Ohio, angry that GM could close plants that employ thousands, vowed to reset tax, trade and industrial policies to encourage companies to invest in the U.S.
Rep. Debbie Dingell, one of the automotive industry's staunchest supporters in Congress and a former GM executive, chastised the company for its decision to idle or close U.S. assembly plants.
Google's self-driving car affiliate Waymo said it hired Deborah Hersman to the new position of chief safety officer and Amee Chande as its first chief commercial officer,
Logistics giant AMPORTS is solidifying its position with a series of major expansion projects as the vehicle logistics industry engages in an investment race to keep up with growing demand for import and export services.
The White House doesn't seem to know how to kill regulations it doesn't like.
Provisional agreement on a new North American trade pact was supposed to reduce economic uncertainty for the industry after months of acrimonious negotiations. But less than two weeks before the official signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, auto interests are worried that U.S. tariffs on raw materials and vehicles will wipe out any potential benefits.
Finished-vehicle logistics tends to go unnoticed in the automotive sector compared with manufacturing and marketing — until a shipping delay creates a shortage at dealerships. Port authorities and logistics providers are working on a number of projects aimed at reducing bottlenecks and the cost of getting vehicles from factory to showroom.
Colorado has become the 13th state, along with the District of Columbia, to adopt low-emission vehicle standards based on those of California. The state's dealer group criticized the decision as a misguided interference in the free market.
A new car carrier from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines called the Flexie series eases the loading and unloading process and increases cargo capacity.
Grupos de la industria automotriz utilizaron una audiencia de la comisión de comercio de EEUU para advertir sobre los efectos negativos de las tarifas de acero y aluminio y las nuevas tarifas potenciales para autos y autopartes.
Auto industry groups used a trade commission hearing to warn about the ill effects from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, and potential new tariffs on autos and auto parts.
The challenge for law enforcement is separating legitimate shipments from illegal ones in the murky area between criminal fraud and breach of private contracts.
Experts believe the U.S. Congress is unwilling to test Trump's threats to pull out of NAFTA and will instead sign off on the USMCA. Meanwhile, insiders see quotas replacing tariffs.
Auto industry stakeholders looking forward to some postelection progress on legislation and an end to the Trump administration's tariff volleys should probably expect the opposite.
Automakers are looking at an extended period of uncertainty over fuel economy and emissions rules. Here are some potential paths to compromise.
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