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Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

Trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week – particularly those involved in the automotive industry.

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Ford to Source Next-Gen Focus From China

Ford is shifting production of its next-generation 2019 Focus compact car to China from Mexico, and will invest $900 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to expand production for the new Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, Ford has announced.

Blog: Model-Year Versus Calendar-Year Terminology

One challenge to global fleet management is adjusting to different fleet terminology for different regions. One example is the difference between the use of “model-year” and “calendar-year” in describing the year of a fleet vehicle.

Expansion of Auto Manufacturing in Mexico Will Create Rail Constraints Impacting Fleet OTD

One of the perennial reasons given for order-to-delivery (OTD) delays is rail constraints. This has been an ongoing issue in the U.S., but, now, with the dramatic expansion of automotive production south of the border, rail constraints in Mexico will begin to play a greater role in fleet OTD discussions.

BMW to Build Next-Gen 3 Series in Mexico

BMW is shifting production of its 3 Series entry luxury sedan to a new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, starting in 2019, BMW has announced.

Daimler Trucks Receives Quality Award from Mexico

The Daimler Santiago Truck Manufacturing Plant in Santiago Tianguistenco, in the State of Mexico, was presented with the 2015 Mexico National Quality Award.

Volatile Cab Chassis Sales Outpacing Year Ago Level

Sales and shipments of cutaways, low cab-over-engine and strip chassis trucks moved higher in the first two months of 2015 compared to a year ago, yet 2015 should be as volatile as 2014, according to the NTEA.

VW Expands Mexico Plant for Three-Row Tiguan

Volkswagen de México will invest $1 billion to expand its assembly plant in Puebla to produce a three-row version of the Tiguan compact SUV that will be launched in 2017.

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.

BMW to Build Plant in Mexico

The BMW Group will build a new plant in Mexico in close proximity to the city of San Luis Potosí.