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Six Used Vehicle Trends to Watch in 2019

Automotive News released its outlook for 2019 and believes that it will closely mirror 2018. Like last year, analysts warn that what has gone up since the Great Recession must surely come down—at least a little. The tepid outlook reflects macroeconomic concerns, such as the government shutdown, rising interest rates and the threat of tariffs—in addition to record-high vehicle prices....

Autonomous Vehicles May Create More Jobs Than Can Be Filled

According to research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Detroit Mobility Lab (DML), self-driving and electric cars will help create more than 100,000 US mobility industry jobs in the coming decade, including up to 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees in computer-related subjects. But the demand could be as much as six times the expected number of such graduates,...

How GM, Ford and Volkswagen Are Reacting to the Electric Car Revolution

Conventional wisdom says the only constant in life is change. Those who create change often think their innovations will be permanent, but they never are. The auto industry has enjoyed a long and successful history of building vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. Many car company executives assumed the merry-go-round ride would never end. Then along came Tesla and suddenly...

Automotive Trade Groups Unite Against Trump Tariffs

The Driving American Jobs Coalition, a group representing many facets of the US auto industry, has formed a new coalition to oppose potential new tariffs on imported automobiles and motor vehicle parts. The coalition—involving eight major auto industry trade groups—plans to inform policymakers and stakeholders about the negative effects of imposing new auto tariffs, including massive...

New Trucking Forum Created To Discuss Industry Trends

International Truck is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, where leaders of the commercial trucking sector can come together to discuss emerging trends and topics that are driving industry change. UPNEXT will include a number of initiatives intended to create a discussion among industry experts. The first of UPNEXTtrucking.com, which will store content related to pertinent...