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Nick Carey

Automakers laud U.S. consumer 'resilience' despite COVID-19 hit to sales

01 Jul 2020

Major automakers posted lower U.S. monthly or quarterly new vehicle sales on Wednesday due in large part to weak fleet orders, but said consumer demand remained robust despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

TuSimple starts self-driving truck network with UPS, Berkshire Hathaway's McLane

01 Jul 2020

U.S. technology company TuSimple on Wednesday launched a self-driving freight network with UPS and Berkshire Hathaway Inc supply chain unit McLane that it said should operate nationwide by 2024 and start running some driverless trucks routes by 2021.

UAW leader, U.S. prosecutor discuss independent oversight for union

01 Jul 2020

DETROIT The United Auto Workers' president met on Tuesday with the U.S. prosecutor heading a federal investigation into corruption at the union, and the two said they discussed reforms including possible independent oversight of future labor agreements.

Slumping fleet sales weigh on U.S. auto market

30 Jun 2020

Collapsing demand from rental car companies, corporations and government agencies has sapped U.S. auto sales during the coronavirus pandemic and a recovery will likely be slow, threatening auto workers whose jobs depend on fleet sales.

Bargain-conscious Americans lift used-car sales in the coronavirus economy

05 Jun 2020

NAPERVILLE, Ill. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-April, used-car dealer Alex Tovstanovsky had vehicles jammed six rows deep on his lot in the western Chicago suburb of Naperville.

While U.S. economy slides, heartland auto dealers cry out for more trucks

21 May 2020

URBANDALE, Iowa Jerry Bill is worried the novel coronavirus could hurt business at the Des Moines auto dealership he runs, but not because of a shortage of buyers for the big Ram pickups on his lot.

U.S. auto industry to begin reopening plants in recovery from pandemic

18 May 2020

May 18 The U.S. auto industry is slowly returning to life, with vehicle assembly plants scheduled to reopen on Monday and suppliers gearing up in support as the sector that employs nearly 1 million people seeks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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